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Charles G.W. Foehl – Died (73)

October 4

Charles G.W. Foehl – Died (73)
Sept 1840 – October 4, 1913

  • 1840 born in Würtemberg, Germany
  • 1859 immigrated to the United States
  • apprentice to Philadelphia gunsmith John Wurfflein
  • worked for Henry Deringer, Jr.
  • Foehl’s first firearms patent, U.S. patent #139,461
  • 1889 formed Foehl & Weeks Firearms Manufacturing Company
  • 1891 U.S. patent  #447,219
  • 1893 the company went bankrupt
  • 1893 became Columbian Firearms Manufacturing Company
    – (Foehl managed the company)
  • 1897 Columbian went out of business
  • 1913 Died age of 73

Inventor of Foehl & Weeks mini revolvers

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