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underhammer pistol

underhammer pistol Optimum

underhammer pistol Optimum underhammer pistol Optimum underhammer pistol Optimum
To enlarge the picture of the pistol, please click on it.
(Picture show a standard model!)

Excellent handling even without trigger guard!
The missing trigger guard is not a disadvantage due to the sloping surface in the area behind the trigger!

The price-list and other documents can be downloaded here. Notes on how to order.

Each weapon is made by hand according to your wishes. Technical information and possibilities for the specifications can be found listed in the following.

All the lock parts are made using high-quality materials from the full piece. No molded parts are used! In this way, each weapon becomes a unique single piece. The barrel can be dismantled by using a herdened conical pin. The trigger pull weight of the fine trigger will be adjusted according to your wishes. The rifle has an excellent balance. The grip is from walnut wood (heartwood), better walnut wood qualities possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

The standard configuration in details:
pfeil .36 caliber barrel (optional in caliber .41 or .45) Suhl-production
pfeil walnut stock without checkering
pfeil barrel, system and hammer blued
pfeil tapered blade front sight and V-notch rear sight (blued), bead front sight or U-notch possible
pfeil rear sight adjustable for elevation
pfeil front sight adjustable for windage
pfeil nipple with tungsten carbide insert M6x1
pfeil grip size fitting the hand-width of the shooter


Technical data:
pfeil .36 caliber barrel (optional in caliber .41 or .45), Suhl-production (cold swage-made and vacuum tension-free annealed), the barrel can be easily separated from the system by removing the hardened conical pin
pfeil length of barrel 230mm
pfeil sight radius 312mm
pfeil overall length approx. 410mm  (according to grip-size)
pfeil weight approx. 1050g

Included accessories:
pfeil punch to remove the conical pin punch to remove the conical pin
pfeil nipple key nipple key
pfeil key for adjusting of the recess-overlap
pfeil manual with loading data

Optional accessories:
pfeil bullet mold bullet mold
pfeil nipple with tungsten carbid insert M6x1 nipple with tungsten carbide insert
pfeil loading hammer with cleaning jag cleaning rod and ramrod
pfeil powder funnel powder funnel


grip size Optimum
A selection of better walnut woods can be shown by clicking on the picture.
Additional charge for grip-size (fitting trigger distance, etc.) (drawing of your hand) suitable for shooter.
There is a wide choice of different precious woods, which can also be covered with checkering.

underhammer pistol Optimum engravings   underhammer pistol stock carving
Engravings and gold-inlays are available in different variations.

Examples can be found at Engravings

  stock carving
underhammer pistol barrel with pure gold inlays in barrel + manufacturer's name in pure gold

Pure gold inlays back of barrel (wide + narrow) and the manufacturer's name in pure gold (24 ct). Also possible in silver.

Pure gold inlay (24 ct) at the front of the muzzle

24ct- gold monogram     24ct- gold monogram monogram engraved     monogram engraved monogram engraved
24ct- gold monogram monogram engraved monogram engraved
in crest

The weapon is proof-fired in the proofhouse Suhl and shows the stamp woth sole and pick.
Suhl is the oldest proofhouse in Germany, it was founded in 1893 as the Royal Prussian Proofhouse zu Suhl.

Your individual wishes are most welcome!

Here you can find notes on how to order and information on cleaning and maintenance.



Test report muzzleloader underhammer pistol Optimum in the magazine DWJ 11/2004
Test report pistol Optimum in the magazine DWJ 11/2004 pdf file size 1,15 MB

Test report muzzleloader underhammer pistol Optimum in the magazine Muzzle Blasts 9/2004 Test report pistol Optimum in the magazine Muzzle Blasts 9/2004 pdf file size101 KB

Order form muzzleloader underhammer pistol Optimum Order form Optimum pdf file size 50 KB

Drawing of your hand Drawing of your hand pdf file size 70 KB

Flyer Optimum Flyer Optimum pdf file size approx. 3 MB

Price-list muzzleloader underhammer pistol Optimum Price-list Optimum pdf file size 50 KB

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Please note that all descriptions, measurements and weights on these pages may vary slightly due to individual manufacturing.


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