|Bitterlich, Frank J. & Co.||16 Deadrick Street||Nashville||Tennessee||1861 or 1857 ?||1867|
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Sometimes mis-spelled as Bitterlick
Born July 16, 1829, died July 12, 1880
Bitterlick figured in the Daily union and American news paper of December 10, 1865 and in the Pulaski Citizen, Pulaski Tennessee of January 19, 1866
Bitterlich guns were marked in two lines
FR. J. BITTERLICH
on the barrel and on the lock
.41 caliber percussion, single shot pistol
Philadelphia Style Percussion deringer
.44 caliber percussion, single shot pistol, 3 1/4" octagon barrel
There are rumors that he made revolvers marked Schneider & Glassick.
Known is a Southern Half Stock Rifle in .41 caliber marked on the barrel
FR. J. BITTERLICH & CO, NASHVILLE, TENN
Apparently made prior to 1862 when his shop was destroyed by fire. He was using a Kirkman & Ellis lock. This was a wholesale and retail hardware company which sold arms too. That company was disolved in 1857.