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1 of 2, M7 ROTH STEYR, SERIAL NUMBER 48546, ISSUE HOLSTER AND AMMUNITION.

The M7 Roth Steyr was adapted by the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1907 and manufactured by Österreichische Waffenfabrik-Ges. in Steyr, Austria and by Fegyvergyar in Bupadest Hungary from 1908 to 1914. It has a locked breech rotating barrel type of action. The trigger requires a hard pull to cock and discharge the gun. It is 10 shot and is loaded with a stripper clip. Small parts made by Fegyvergyar are marked with an “R” and those made by Steyr are marked with a “K”. According to Wilson(page 137,149) these pistols were initially issued to the Imperial and Royal Cavalry and Flying core (a variety of unit markings on the grip disks indicates more extensive issue). The reported serial range of the Austrian Manufactured pistols is 223-51683 for an estimated production of 60,000. That for the Hungarian manufactured pistols is 51-31706 for an estimated production of 30,000. These were all manufactured for the Austro-Hungarian military.


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Figure 1. Left slant view of Steyr manufactured M7 Roth Steyr, serial number 48546. All Roth Steyr’s were manufactured for the Austro-Hungarian military.


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Figure 2. Top, Steyr manufactured M7 Roth Steyr, serial number 48546.


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Figure 3. Steyr manufactured M7 Roth Steyr, serial number 48546, details of “WAFFENFABRIK STEYR”


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Figure 4. Steyr manufactured M7 Roth Steyr, serial number 48546. Rear frame below bolt, showing Lw Austrian Eagle 12 date stamp. It is some kind of an Austrian military acceptance stamp that is probably related to the Austrian Landwehr. Details of the Austro-Hungarian land forces are discussed under Figure 14.


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Figure 5. Right side, Steyr manufactured M7 Roth Steyr, serial number 48546.


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Figure 6. Front, Roth Steyr holster.


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Figure 7. Back, Roth Steyr holster.


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Figure 8. M7 Roth Steyr, serial number 48546, showing details of its open holster with a loaded stripper clip.


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Figure 9. Top, an original boxed stripper clip of 8mm Roth Steyr ammunition dated 1913 (very rare).


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Figure 10. Side, an original boxed stripper clip of 8mm Roth Steyr ammunition dated 1913.

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Ed,

I have shot mine quite abit and the sort of double action that allows the trigger to fully cock the pistol before it fires is a son of a gun to master. Groups are miserable, but I guess if you were in the cavalry, riding a horse and shooting at the same time, you couldn't hit anything anyway!! ;)). I'm glad to see you busy with the forum after your tragedy! I hope everything is working out with you and the wife!

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Ed
They must of had some success. At least 90,000 were manufactured over a period of 5 years. However, they were replaced by the Steyr Hahn in 1912.

Dave
I am still alive and kicking!
Thanks for the reminder, I added some more information above.
Thanks
Jan
 
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