The German military used a lot of different small-caliber pistols during World War One, and the Jager is one of the most interesting of them. Its unique design was the result of needing to build pistols for the war effort on machines and tooling that were not suited for pistol production. The answer? Replace the single milled frame with a combination of simpler parts that would be pinned and screwed together into a frame equivalent. Quite ingenious.
Now, I have don a previous video on the Jager, and Othais & Mae at C&Rsenal recently published an outstanding video covering the pistol’s history. What neither of those videos covered, though, was the actual reassembly process. It’s tricky and frustrating, so I figured with a nice Jager on hand I should document that process.
At Forgotten Weapons I think the most interesting guns out there are the most obscure ones. I try to search out experimental and prototype weapons and show you how they work, in addition to more conventional guns that you may not have heard of before. You’re much more likely to find a video on the Cei Rigotti or Webley-Fosbery here than an AR or Glock. So, do you want to learn about something new today? Then stick around!