FREUND & BROTHER PIONEER GUNMAKERS OF THE WEST PHOTOGRAPHS

DENVER GUNSHOP, circa 1873

SPORTSMEN’S DEPOT

FREUND & BROTHER: Patentees of Improvements on Breech-Loading Rifles, Manufacturers, Importers, and Dealers in Guns, Pistols, Ammunition, Gun Materials; Cutlery, Fishing Tackle and Sportsmen’s Articles of all kinds.

Blake Street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth, Denver, Colorado.

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Exhibited above is the Freund gun shop located at 31 Blake Street, central Denver in 1873.  A rifle, 17 feet in length and weighing somewhere near 200 pounds, was a successful attention-getting device employed by the Freunds.  It was secured to the second story brick of the corner building.  Frank W. and George Freund stand near the stairs.

Freund Gun Shop Denver stereo label

Freund emblem tipped onto back of stereo view mount.

 

Now, step inside the Freund gun shop as so many others have … Jim Baker, Charles Adams, James Thompson, Charles Stobie, Doc Shores, Buffalo Bill, perhaps even Otto Mears ….

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Name the rifle, the Freunds stocked it: Maynard, Sharps, Springfield, Remington, Whitney, and many, many others …

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Stereo view, unidentified photographer. Note sign on gun rack: “Hands Off!”

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The Freund gun shop was also awarded first premium at the Colorado Industrial Exposition, Silver Medal for best Colorado made Gun, 1873.

Freund Gun Shop Denver stereo label 1873

Images and mounts in near fine condition. 

FREUND BROTHERS  in front of their Denver store, circa late 1870s, perhaps very early 1880s.

 

Original cabinet card photograph.

Unknown photographer.

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FREUND BROTHERS GUNSHOP opposite the INTER OCEAN HOTEL, Denver, Colorado Territory, circa early 1870s.

Duhem Bros., photographers, stereo view image, circa 1873 – 74

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EXHIBITED FOR ACQUISITION

BY

COLORADO ARTIFACTUAL

&

MT. GOTHIC TOMES

CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO, USA

 

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