Robert Schueler Drilling

Tennessean

New member
Joined
Sep 10, 2019
Messages
13
Reaction score
13
Location
Middle Tennessee
Member of
NRA
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

AH legend
Joined
Dec 3, 2019
Messages
2,189
Reaction score
5,676
Media
159
Articles
46
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 .
 

kurpfalzjäger

AH enthusiast
Joined
Sep 1, 2019
Messages
441
Reaction score
630
Media
9
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.
 
Last edited:

Forum statistics

Threads
37,355
Messages
712,143
Members
66,548
Latest member
nirafinance
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

Matt W wrote on Jody's profile.
Hi Jody,
I have been looking for ideas on the best way to display my European mounts from Africa. I came across some of your shield work and was wondering if you would be willing to make one for me? If so, please let me know the cost. I like the shield with the two spears that you built for a member years ago. Thanks.
cal pappas wrote on Mnelson2's profile.
Nelson. Is this message a PM format. I want to send you my email, but don't know if this is the cirrect way to do it. I'm at <pappas@mtaonline.net> Send me an email with your phone and I will call you about a skull I have. I went to school in Boston and am from Bernardston in the west part of the state. Moved to Alaska in 1984 adn never looked back.
BeeMaa wrote on Justbryan's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. He was a pleasure to do business with.
BeeMaa wrote on 375Fox's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. Was a pleasure to do business with.
Tundra Tiger wrote on Alaska Luke's profile.
Hi Luke. Just saw your message. I am in Dillingham, and have been since 2002. I took an elementary teaching gig here, taught here five years, and then got a job with Togiak National Wildlife Refuge as their education and outreach specialist. Recently I just got a promotion and now I'm the Visitor Services Manager. Prior to DLG I spent 6 years teaching for Lake and Pen in Nondalton.
 
Top