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Was at the Las Vegas Antique Gun Show yesterday at the Riviera Hotel/Casino. Met up with fellow forum member Dean Gizzi and had a very pleasant and enjoyable visit with him.

He had his handgun collection in his backpack. Actually, he had a binder with very nice pictures of all of his great collectible pistols and revolvers. That is a great way to bring your collection to a show--I plan on doing the same thing. Thanks Dean for a great idea.

I told Dean I was strictly looking (no BUYING) at this show but after we parted company I came across this very nice condition Steyr Model 1909 (6.35/.25 caliber) pocket pistol that "spoke to me". Got a very good deal on the pistol with holster that I could not pass up. Don't know much about them but this one was made in 1922 and is a late model one. The condition is excellent and the fit and finish is of the highest quality--"old world" workmanship. Anybody have any more information on this pistol or any good forums that deal with this style of pistol would be appreciated! Thanks and Best Regards to All!

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Some of the fire blue is still visible on the tilt up barrel lever.

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I don't know if this holster is correct or not but it seems to fit this small pistol well and it looks like it is from the period.

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Hi Lloyd,

Your gun has me in a quandry. The 22 marking has me thrown off. I think your pistol is a model 1934, not 1909. The gun was based off of the 1909, though changes were made in the sights and the machining of the breech. Although I am not familiar with the 1934 in 6.35 auto. The 1934 standard caliber is in 7.65 auto.

Your pistol is in excellent shape and it is a wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing.

Paul
 

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Lloyd, that is a nice find! So much for "just looking" at the show. I was just looking too and look what happened to me!
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Lloyd, that is a nice find! So much for "just looking" at the show. I was just looking too and look what happened to me!
Dean
 

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I don't have any info on the pistol, but I have the big brother to your pistol, an early Model 1908 Steyr. I posted closeups of the proofmarks on mine. It looks like the guy who stamped the year and "NPv" proof on yours started happy hour out of his lunchbox one afternoon in 1922. I posted about this pistol on the old board, I think you may have seen it.

Anyway, real nice piece, congratulations,
Jack



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Looks like one big happy family!!!

Thanks for the pics Pancho and Lloyd. Pancho, do you have a pic of the front of the slide? I'm very curious to see how the Germans engineered the extractor. When I first got my pistol, I noticed two things. First, the lack of extractor (on a combat pistol. I got my Steyr from the grandson of the soldier who brought it back... with papers). Second was the difficulty my big hands had manipulating the slide. Not a lot of grabbable area. The '34 is way functional, but in my opinion, much more brutish in appearance. Kind of like taking Pam Anderson off the yacht, throwing her in an oversized rubber rainsuit, and puttin' her on a clamboat.

Here's what the slide/breechblock look like on the original (as you can see, mine arrived with a busted firing pin):

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Jack and Pancho,

Thanks for posting pictures of your Steyr Model 1908 (Jack) and thanks Pancho for posting pictures of your Steyr Model 1908/34. Those are both beautfiul pistols and in such outstanding condition! I am on the look out for one of these 1908 or 1908/34 models. My little M1909 is such a well made/crafted and beautifully finished pistol that I would like to find a nice companion "big brother" model. I have not seen one and I have been looking for about a year or so. Anyway, the little guy (M1909) both somewhat satisfied my urge but also wet my appetite for the larger .32 caliber model. Thanks again gentlemen!
 

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Thanks for the pic Pancho. It doesn't look like there's too much room for the extractor to swing out of the way of the cartridge rim. Is that extractor fixed (a la k98... round must feed out of the mag), spring, or pivoting in design?

No pic necessary, but if you had one that illustrates the functioning of the extractor, I'd sure be happy if you posted it.

Thanks,
Jack
 
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