Sunday, August 7, 2011

Deadly Steyr-Hahn M1912

Army and Weapons | Deadly Steyr-Hahn M1912 | The Steyr M1912 was developed in 1911 by the Austrian company Steyr Mannlicher by Karl Krnka based on the basic operating system of the Roth-Steyr M1907. It was developed for the Austro-Hungarian army in 1912 as the M1912. It was in service in a limited capacity for the Wehrmacht until the end of World War II.
The M1912 is known as the Steyr Steyr-Hahn (Steyr-Hammer). Ostensibly this is because the external hammer, but contemporary designs and indeed earlier Steyr designs also used an external hammer, so this is open to debate.
The M1912 was originally chambered for the 9mm Steyr round, but after the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, the M1912 takes into Wehrmacht service and about 60,000 were rechambered in 9mm Parabellum and stayed in service until the end of the war.
The M1912 was developed as the Model 1911 as a military weapon, but that was not accepted until 1914 when the M12. It was originally issued to the Austrian Landwehr (reserve units), while regular units were issued Roth-Steyr M1907 pistols and revolvers Rast-Gasser M1898. Orders were placed by Chile and Romania. During World War I, Austria-Hungary experienced shortage of guns and the production of the M1912 was increased. Germany has also placed an order for 10,000 units (not to be confused with the later integration of the M1912 by the Wehrmacht in World War II), chambered for 9mm Parabellum cartridge.
After the First World War, a commercial model (The Steyr M1911) was produced and was very popular with military officers, but Steyr had to rely on foreign exports to production support. After the annexation of Austria by Germany, the Wehrmacht placed a small order (60,000) chambered in 9mm Parabellum. In German service, the official name was 9mm P12 (o) ('Ö' for Austrian, "Austria"). Guns in Wehrmacht service were distinguished by the 08 mark on the slide and the Wehrmacht Adler ("Wehrmacht Eagle") emblem above the trigger.
The M1912 is a reliable and consistent performer, the operating system is generally of good quality and capable of the squalid conditions of trench warfare during World War endure without too much concern.
The Steyr M1912 pistol is served by a system of short recoil, the barrel unlock the slide by rotation. Because the gun is fired and the recoil of the gun is in motion, a lug-and-groove system around the barrel twist the barrel to a 20 ° lug gets a stop and keeps the wedge barrel, while the slide is free to travel its back on, the extractor claw withdrawal of spent casing from the breech face of the slide until the case hits the ejector and leaves the gun through the ejection port and load. Shortly after ejecting from the slide to the rear travel is arrested by the compressed recoil spring and the abutment of the estimated surfaces of the slide and frame. The recoil spring is now free to the stored energy back to the cycle of the gun by starting to slide forward to return.
If the return spring returns the slide forward, the breech face strips a round from the magazine into the chamber and turn the locking system locks with the barrel and the slide in battery position. A safety lever on the left side of the frame can be activated by a notch on the slide to the slide to immobilize. A separator system will also prevent the gun firing until the whole action is completely closed.
Although the magazine is in the grip, the whole of the weapon and loaded from above by eight-round stripper clips. Load, the slide pulled back to reveal the action, the clip is placed around the conductors and the round pushed the magazine.The metal strip is removed.
Like the majority of the guns with integrated magazine, a lever used separately from the magazine catch, load the magazine eject.