Robert Schueler Drilling


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A friend of mine just purchased a drilling at an estate auction for a price he couldn't refuse with the thoughts of it as investment for possible resale. He is looking for information on the weapon and contacted me. I do not have much knowledge concerning drillings. Can anyone direct me to a source of information or would anyone here be able to shed some light on this particular weapon? I do not have pictures but I have seen the weapon and the workmanship is impressive. This is what I know:

Robert Schueler
16ga SxS over 8.7x74R (I believe this is the same as 9.3 x 74R)
Nitro stamped and British proof marked
Selector on the left side
With safety release the rear rifle sight pops up
Cartridge trap in the stock comb for spare rifle cartridges
Grip cap and butt plate appear to be buffalo horn
Weapon is in overall good shape with no rust, no chips in the wood, bores are excellent, minor scratches in stock and 75%-80% bluing on engraved metal. Lockup is tight and everything appears to be functioning as it should.

The little I have been able to find is that Robert Schueler was probably a seller of firearms that contracted with German gun builders to have these made to his specifications and were sold under his name. Please, any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Major Khan

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Dec 3, 2019
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I have a book written by a gentleman named Pierre Van Der Walt about large calibre rifles . He makes reference to several rifle calibres which have the word Schuler added to them :
11.2 × 72 Schuler ( firing a 401 grain bullet)
.500 Schuler ( firing a 500 grain bullet )
This leads me to believe that this Mr. Schuler was a gun maker . However , the Mr. Schuler mentioned in this book , is an Auguste Schuler and he went out of business in 1939 . Also his rifles are Mauser action rifles , based on the photographs in my book . I apologise that l could not be of much more help .


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I am not a specialist for drillings , but Robert Schüler was an gunmaker from Köln/Germany and not from Suhl/Germany like Auguste Schüler. I don't know if both are related.

Be careful with the caliber. Normally is 8,75 the bore diameter of the cartridge 9,3x72R and not 9,3x74R. There are big differences between the two cartridges.
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