Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.
C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!
Cartridge: .32 ACP
Capacity: 7 rnds
Length: 6.38″ (162mm)
weight: 1.4 lbs (635 g)
This Belgian designed commercial handgun was licensed by Steyr in Austria for public sale. With the growing need for military handguns and some Austrian pride at stake in the face of the Frommer Stop, it was adopted as the M.13.
As we’ll see, it may not have been ready for military service but was, thankfully, a minor part of the war.
Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole: Repetier- und Selbstladepistolen in Österreich-Ungarn 1884 bis 1918.
Josef Motz & Joschi Schuy
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In collaboration with The Great War
Special thanks to Paul Evans for this loaner!
Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH
Archival work by Georgy
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C&Rsenal releases their flagship series “Primer” every other week. It focuses on one firearm of the Great War at a time, in depth with animations, live fire demonstrations, and historical context! Our mission is to document and describe historical military small arms from across the world. We hope to share our love for all the attention that went into the design, development, manufacture, and issuance of these pieces.