Sunday, August 7, 2011

Deadly Roth Steyr Model 1907 Pistol

Army and Weapons | Deadly Roth Steyr Model 1907 Pistol | The Roth-Steyr M1907, or rather Krnka Roth M.7 was a semi-automatic handgun issued to the Austro-Hungarian Army cavalry Kaiserliche und Koenigliche during World War I. It was the first use of semi-automatic pistol army service by a country of great power.
The Roth-Steyr gun fires from an unusual style of locked breech. The bolt is very long. The back is solid, except for a sleeve for the striker, but the front is hollow and fits tightly over the barrel. The interior of the bolt cam grooves in it, and the barrel has studs that fit into the grooves. When the gun is fired, the barrel and bolt recoil together in the hollow receiver for about 0.5 inches. During this operation, the grooves in the bolt cause the vessel to 90 degrees before being held, while the bolt on the back, brought the action as it does. For the safety of the intended use by the cavalry mounted, the gun has a heavy trigger pull on the striker firing spring similar to a hammer-less gun.
The Roth-Steyr is a locked-breech pistol, causing the barrel and bolt recoil together into a hollow receiver. It is chambered for a cartridge specific to this model. The Roth-Steyr has no detachable magazine, but has a fixed magazine loaded from the top with stripper clips. The sights are fixed, the handles are wooden and ends in a lanyard ring. Thread has four grooves, right twist.
The gun was developed by the Czech Karel Krnka designer, working for a company of Georg Roth ammunition, from an earlier draft of Roth Theodorovic gun. After development and testing of several prototypes, the final version of the Roth-Krnka won a competition for a military pistol in 1906, and was adapted as a standard pistol of the Austro-Hungarian army: Repetierpistole M.7. (Self-loading pistol M1907). Because Roth had no weapons production, the government bought all the rights and ordered the production of the Austrian affenfabriksgesellschaft (OEWG) in Steyr and FEG in Budapest. From 1908 to 1914, approximately 99,000 weapons were manufactured (the Army received 59,334 and 38,213 Steyr of FEG, plus several hundred have been sold to civil market).
Despite the common name for the gun Roth-Steyr Steyr has does not participate in the design, apart from minor improvements. After the dissolution of Austria-Hungary, was drafted by the Roth-Steyr Yugoslavia, with limited use during the Second World War by the Austrians and Hungarians. Italy received a number of guns as the First World War reparations from Austria-Hungary, and these guns were used by Italian troops during World War II. They were also used in Czechoslovakia and Poland.