Adress & contact
Head of Auctions
Ludwig Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn is co-founder of the auctions at Joh. Springer's Erben. As a trained banker with over 10 years of experience in the arms trade, he manages expansion of our auction house. As a licensed arms dealer he is knowledgeable in all matters related to the industry.
Deputy Head of Auctions
Bernhard Siller an enthusiastic hunter and sports marksman with a faible for long distances. With his experience in the automobile trade, he covers the new sections of the auction with the appropriate specialist knowledge and brings his administrative knowledge to the team as Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn's deputy.
Expert for Hunting & Antique Weapons
Ronald Rudolecky is a true hunter, who has had the opportunity to be exposed and fascinated by hunting weapons since he was a teenager. Through continuous study and voracious reading of all available materials on weapons he became an expert for hunting weapons. In the auction house he will value your weapons or collection and accompany your weapon through the auction process by detailed descriptions.
Expert for Handguns & Military Weapons
Josef Mötz is a lawyer, reserve officer and internationally renowned expert for handguns and military weapons. He has been active in the study of weapons and ammunition for 45 years, has been one of the most productive Austrian authors in the field of law, weapons and ammunition history and technological development since 1979 and publishes in renowned weapons journals. At Joh. Springer's Erben, he is our expert for the valuation and cataloguing of handguns and militaria.
Kristina Partl was born in St. Petersburg and has been assisting the auction house since 2018. As a Russian Native Speaker, she looks after our Russian customers and is responsible for the administration in the Auction House
Inventory & Warehouse
Lucas Wininger has worked for the company since 2014 as a weapons and ammunition dealer and completed his apprenticeship in our flagship store in Weihburggasse. He will be happy to advise you on all questions concerning the exhibitions and general matter related to the auction.
Since 2019 Maximiliano Fernando Schultz has been responsible for all logistics, both import and export, in the Auction house. A German, raised in Argentina, he had early experience with weapons & hunting. He guides our Spanish-speaking customers and is also active in acquisition and sales in the German-speaking areas.
As a passionate muzzle-loader, reenactor and collector, Raphael Rab will be happy to advise you on militaria, black powder and ammunition from all eras. He will also be happy to advise you in the field of self-defence.
Apprentice arms and ammunition dealer
Maximilian Gircz is currently completing an apprenticeship as a weapons and ammunition dealer at Springer and is actively supporting the team in sales.