The companies 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 a new branch at the Stock im Eisen-Platz 5 next to his manufacture shop in the Josefstadt .
Јoh. Springer's Erben has manufactured more than 10.600 guns throughout its 180 years of existence. Because of these qualities many celebrities, among others Kaiser Franz Joseph I. and Kaiser Wilhelm II., had a "JSE-Rifle".
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