Hundred eighty years of gunmaking tradition

The company's history dates back to the 1830's. At that time, the gunsmith Mathias Nowotny from Hradec Kralove settled in Vienna. In 1836, he received permission to practice his profession. He quickly became successful and opened additional to his manufacture shop in the Josefstadt a new branch at the Stock im Eisen-Platz 5. In 1856, he took his own life and a year later his widow sold the business to Johann Springer.

Johann Springer originated from Leutschach in Upper Hungary and came to Vienna as a master engraver. He also learned the profession of the gunsmith and later married Catherine Nowotny, the sister of Mathias Nowotny.

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JSE Workshop - Gunmaking in the heart of Vienna

Joh. Springer's Erben has manufactured more than 10.600 premium guns throughout its 180 years of existence. Result: tradition with centuries of experience. Currently, only bolt action rifles with an original Mauser system are built. These premium rifles are safe, highly accurate, easy to handle and well designed.

In addition, these premium guns are durable and long-lasting. All rifles are exclusively produced in Vienna, Austria. Joh. Springer's Erben uses only original parts or highly professional remakes from Austrian and German origin. The stem wood derived from handpicked longtime suppliers from around the world (e.g. Turkish walnut). Because of these qualities many celebrities, among others Franz Joseph and Kaiser Wilhelm II, had a "JSE-Rifle".

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Experience Hunting

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Training & Courses

Training and professional guided courses are key factors for safe handling of weapons. Joh. Springer’s Erben is aware of this responsibility and offers all kind of trainings guided by our professional coaches.

Let us take you out of your comfort zone and teach you all the valuable skills you need to effectively use your firearm.

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Shooting Cinema

In the SHOOTING CINEMA you train the perfect shot in every situation, with sharp ammunition – whether with your usual weapon or our numerous test weapons.

Choose from many different film sequences, from the fox up to the water buffalo, tactical scenarios or sports programmes in every degree of difficulty.

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Workshop Services

Our gunsmiths Siegfried Walzer and Mario Schellander will help you with all kinds of repairing and modification.

Both gunsmiths are well grounded in modification, restoration and repairing of hunting weapons, pistols, revolver and so on.

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Services

Joh. Springer's Erben - Flagship store

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Office hours

  • Monday - Friday: 9.30 - 16.00
    Saturday: 10.00 - 16.00
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Joh. Springer's Erben - Training Center & Shooting Cinema

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Office hours

  • Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 16.00
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Joh. Springer's Erben - Kagraner Platz

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Office hours

  • Up to and including 21.08.2020:
    Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 16.00

  • Please note that we will remodel from 22.08. to 30.08.!

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Joh. Springer's Erben - Auction hall

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  • Information regarding the Corona-Virus: 

  • Due to the current situation around the Corona-virus, all visitors are kindly requested to make an appointment in order to comply with all safety regulations.
    For emergencies, please contact our Head of Auctions Ludwig Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn at +43 (0)1 890 90 03.

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  • Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
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