Roth-Steyr Budapest M1907 "Repeating Pistol", (Repetier-pistole M7)".
8mm (Roth-Steyr) Pistol, 10 rounds.
(Ammo was manufactured by Fiocchi and can be found if you look hard enough.
Specs: boxer primed, 113gr jacketed bullet at 1,080fps for 290ft-lbs. )
These were the first semi automatic pistols adopted by a major military power and were initially issued to Cavalry units.
Incorporated the same charger-loading system as the 1895 Krnka pattern and was adopted by the Austro-Hungarian cavalry in 1907.
The magazine in the grip was filled from a charger with a special slider.
This is a SERIOUS gun. It is BIG and it fits your grip really nice.
I never had a gun that felt better!
If ammo was more available I would keep it for a carry gun.
CONDITION: Excellent. Blued 100% with only a few small corrosion marks.
Bore is NEARLY PERFECT - bright, shiny, no pits, very strong rifling
The quality & quantity of machine-work on this gun is AWESOME - it is quite complex & every part is a work of art in itself.
YEAR OF MFR: 1912
REMARKS: This is a big ""kick-ass"" gun (over 9"" long)
It fits your hand like a glove - Marvelous.
I would love to use it for a ""carry"" weapon.
The blue is RICH & DARK an all there.
You will ""love"" this gun, just as I have for many years.
MARKS: Top of Barrel: "Fegyvergyar Budapest"
Back of frame: "W-n (crown) 12"
Right of frame: serial# ""19792""
Left side plate: "792" & "R",
Nose piece: "92",
Firing Pin: "K",
Barrel: "O", (I'm not sure about this)
Virtually all other parts: "R",
HISTORY: Named Steyr (apparently the first ones were made there) but this one was manufactured in Budapest.
The original 1895 was designed by Krnka & promoted by ammunition maker George Roth.
Adopted by the Austro-Hungarian cavalry in 1907.
This pistol saw some of the most bitter military battles in human history.
The Roth-Steyr Model 1907 was one of the mainstays of the combined Imperial Austro-Hungarian military during WWI.
The Hapsburg (Austrian) Empire started WWI with their attack on Serbia following the assasination of Hapsburg Prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo by a Serbian Nationalist.
The results were horrific - ending with nearly 20 million dead before the armistice in 1918.
The Austro-Hungarians had sided with the Central Powers along with Germany, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire and took heavy losses in the fighting against the Russians on the Eastern front.
The Roth-Steyr M1907 was one of the principal side arms of the Austro-Hungarian forces.
The entire production of the M1907 was manufactured for the military and this pistol was built in Budapest.
This pistol bears the "W-n Hapsburg Eagle 12" (W-n X 12) stamp on the rear of the frame indicating military acceptance in the year 1912.
It is a semi-automatic pistol with a rotating barrel/locked breech design and chambers the 8mm-Steyr cartridge (a unique rimless cartridge - do not use modern 8x23).
It has a 10-round internal magazine that is loaded by means of a stripper clip.
This pistol is completely original and in excellent condition.
The mechanics are in perfect working order and the bore is excellent!
There are NO import markings, this pistol was probably brought home following WW-I (some of these guns were re-arsenaled c1930 but there are no marks on the gun to indicate this).
FEATURES: Its distinguishing features included a fixed magazine, a 90 degree locking stroke, an odd ""semi-double action' firing mechanism:
in which a pull on the trigger prior to each shot retracted the cocked striker by a additional 6mm before releasing it.
This was regarded as a great safey feature for cavalrymen.
GRIPS: These are unique wooden grips in ALMOST PERFECT shape.
The "ridges" are still very sharp - not gouged up.
SIZE: 232mm (9-1/8") oal, 128mm barrel, 990 gm.
NOTE: This gun has much darker bluing than the photos indicate.
It is a really nice, big and ominous looking.
I JUST found out how to field strip this gun! As follows:
1 Make sure that it is unloaded (should be easy because the ammo is hard to find).
2 pull back on charging handle until locked back.
3 Look for a tab on top of exposed piece and push down while turning cocking handle counter clockwise and it will come off.
4 Remove firing pin.
5 Now you need to push down on the mag release (follower) so the whole assembly goes forward (If you like, you can press the bolt release button) - but BE CAREFUL - the spring is STRONG.
6 Now you need to take the barrel and press it against the desk (or whatever you are taking it apart on).
With the pressure off, press down the right-top of the wedge that is under the front sight (to dis-engage it), slide it off to the left and the whole assembly will come out.
7 You can remove the left side plate/ grip assembly in one piece, without unscrewing the grip screw, (gently lift the left-front side first) to get to the internal mag and see all the insides too.
8 Also, the mag assembly will lift out from the bottom so you can see behind it, just pull up on the bottom part and it will come out.
... After that you should be able to figure out how the rest comes apart.
Payment and Shipping Instructions:
PURCHASING INFO (C&R):
Can be purchased on a Curio & Relic FFL03 (C&R).
If you do not have a Federal License, I can ship to a dealer of your choice.
Be certain this Pistol is Legal for you to own before bidding on it.
Buyer must furnish a signed copy of an FFL01 or C&R License (FFL03).
Due to their Gun Laws I will not ship this Pistol to WASHINGTON DC or NJ.
In NY this Pistol must be shipped to an FFL01 Dealer.
ILLINOIS residents must also supply a copy of their FOID card before I ship.
This Pistol cannot be sold to residents of CHICAGO or COOK COUNTY.
Three days from the date the item is received. Receiver pays shipping cost & auction fees.
I will accept Money Orders (preferably USPS) or Cashier Checks (wait till it clears).
I will ship via USPS Priority Mail (INSURED up to their $675 MAX) for $20