Jørgen Balthasar Dalhoff

Jørgen Balthasar Dalhoff, a Dane died in 1890 at the ripe old age of 89 years old. Over his 89 years he was, according to the book ‘The life of Jørgen Balthasar Dalhoff (1800-1890) As told and shown by his own letters and designs’

An Artist Artisan – Goldsmith – Wandering Journeyman – Designer – Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Collaborator and Confidant of Thorvaldsen – The King’s Jeweller – Founder of the Industrial Association – Manufacturer, from fine Objects of Art to cheap Kitchen Utensils – Industrial ”Spy” on constant Travels – Instigator of Trade Schools – Contractor, Introducer of Central Heating – Displayer at World Exhibitions – Deviser of a Life Saving Vessel – Inventor, 13 Patents for Processes and Machinery, plus a Rifle Sight – Amateur Horticulturist.

Yes, Jørgen Balthasar Dalhoff is the chap that designed the wonderful curved rear sight for the Danish Snider and for this reason as any he is worthy of mention.


The pre 1900 sections is just that, a section to document and discuss pre 1900 Danish military rifles including the following:

1866 Danish Snider (conversion) 17x28R
1867 Remington Rolling Block M1867 11.7×41.5R
1889 Krag-Jørgensen M1889 8x58RD
1896 Remington Rolling Block M1867/96 11.7×51.6R

Of course the other thing it could be construed as is a tick list, it would be fun to hold and shoot one of each of these models and it is certainly something to aspire to.