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Steyr-Roth 1907

Post by ed » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:17 am

Just got this at auction.
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Steampunk, no?

To shoot it you pull the gizmo on the back out to cock it then when you pull the trigger it pulls the striker (like a firing pin) back further then releases it. The round fires, the recoils cocks the striker and you can then pull the trigger again.

I will fire it but it is over a hundred years old and it makes me kinda nervous.

Here is the Wiki write up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roth%E2%80%93Steyr_M1907

It fires the 8mm Roth-Steyr, a somewhat less than impressive round.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8mm_Roth%E2%80%93Steyr
After a cursory search it is not available as of today.

It is notable as being the first semi auto pistol accepted my a major military power (Austria 1907). The Luger was adopted by the Swiss in 1909 if memory serves.

This is my third Steyr pistol. They all have an alien look, perhaps because firearm evolution passed them by so they never attained the visual currency of a luger or m1911, both of which sorta defined the way pistols look. It might be thought of as the Trilobite of pistol evolution.
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Re: Steyr-Roth 1907

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:26 pm

It might be thought of as the Trilobite of pistol evolution.
Bad analogy.

Trilobites were around a lot longer than humans so far or even dinosaurs.
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Re: Steyr-Roth 1907

Post by sparks » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:58 pm

Make someone else fire it first ed. Elder gods without hands is not pretty.
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Re: Steyr-Roth 1907

Post by shemp » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:02 am

sparks wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Make someone else fire it first ed. Elder gods without hands is not pretty.
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Re: Steyr-Roth 1907

Post by sparks » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:04 am

Shemp loves the sight of blood and mangled flesh. It's not important that the thing actually work, but if you insist ed, at least put it in a jig first.
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Re: Steyr-Roth 1907

Post by Witness » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:52 am

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I'm very happy to never again have to sit in the Steyr-Puch "Pinz"(gauer)! :twisted:

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Re: Steyr-Roth 1907

Post by shemp » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:28 am

sparks wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:04 am
Shemp loves the sight of blood and mangled flesh. It's not important that the thing actually work, but if you insist ed, at least put it in a jig first.
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