This article will unveil the origins of the humble Dolla air pistol. We will discover the five variations of this air pistol, its manufacturers and some interesting personal relationships between them with Friedrich Langenhan central above all others. A story spanning two world wars which ultimately ends with the Soviet invasion of east Germany in 1945.Continue reading “Friedrich Langenhan and the Langenhan Dolla Air Pistols”
The “Dolla” air pistol was produced by various manufacturers during the early 20th century. This particular variant was made by Langenhan from about 1905 to 1934 in Mehlis, Thüringen, Germany. They had two models, the No. 1 which was black lacquered and the No. 2 which was nickel-plated. This pistol is complete with its original wooden box, darts and pushrod. Most of the box’s label is intact with an image of the pistol, six darts, pushrod and the letters “No 2”.
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