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2 of 2, M7 ROTH STEYR, SERIAL NUMBER 13820, UNIT MARKED 8.D.R.39 WHICH SIGNIFIES 8TH DRAGOON REGIMENT WEAPON NUMBER 39.


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Figure 11. Left slant view of Steyr manufactured M7 Roth Steyr, serial number 13820. This is identical to the one shown in figure 1-8 above, except for the Austrian military acceptance stamp below the bolt on the back and the dragoon stamp on the right grip disk.


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Figure 12. Steyr manufactured M7 Roth Steyr, serial number 13820. Rear frame below bolt, showing W-n Austrian Eagle 9 (1909) Austrian military acceptance stamp. It is reported that the W-n signifies Wein (Vienna, Austria).


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Figure 13. Right side, Steyr manufactured M7 Roth Steyr, serial number 13820.


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Figure 14. Right grip disk, showing 8.D.R.39. stamp which signifies: 8th Dragoon Regiment weapon number 39. The regiment name is Dragonerregiment Graf Montecuccoli Nr.8. It was raised in 1618, its garrison is Jaroslau (2. Radymno), and it was part of the 5th Kav.-Brigade.
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Austro-Hungarian land forces
The land forces of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy were essentially composed of three separate (equivalent) armies:
1. The Common* Army that was recruited from both the German and Hungarian portions of the empire and is officially termed "Imperial and Royal" - kaiserlich und königlich or k.u.k. *(Note: common as used here means in common between countries within Austro-Hungary )
2. The Austrian Landwehr recruited from so-called German provinces of the empire, which in practice also contained Poles, Ukrainians, Slovenians and Czechs and Hungarians. It was officially termed "Imperial Royal" - kaiserlich königlich or k.k. (Lw Austrian Eagle date???)
3. The Hungarian Landwehr (Honvéd) recruited from the Hungarian administered provinces of the empire and officially termed "Royal Hungarian" - königlich ungarisch or k.u.
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The 8th Dragoon Regiment was part of the Imperial and Royal ( kaiserlich und königlich or k.u.k.) Army and was ethnically composed of 58% Czech and 42% various others. During World War I the 8th Dragoon Regiment/5th Kav.-Brigade was part of the 6th Cavalry Division and battled on the Eastern Front in Galicia, Poland, and Russia.


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Figure 15. Austro-Hungarian Dragoons were saber and carbine armed. (Unlike most WW I German cavalry that were lance and carbine armed.)
Photograph from: http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/intro.htm Austro-Hungarian Land Forces 1848-1918 By Glenn Jewison & Jörg C. Steiner


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Figure 16. Austro-Hungarian Dragoons with saber drawn.


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Figure 17. Early in World War I, Austro-Hungarian Dragoons ride to locate and battle the advancing Russians.

Introduction and information on holster and ammunition below:
½, M7 ROTH STEYR, SN 48546, ISSUE HOLSTER AND AMU. Jan C Still http://www.gunboards.com/luger/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4180

Data base below:
M7 Roth Steyr Data Base Jan C Still
http://www.gunboards.com/luger/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4186

References:
Still,Volume I, 1982;
Wilson, Textbook of Automatic Pistols, 1945;
Adamek, Pistols of World War I, 2001
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/intro.htm Austro-Hungarian Land Forces 1848-1918 By Glenn Jewison & Jörg C. Steiner

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