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Old 07-29-2011, 12:34 AM
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Although they were not sanctioned by the German military during WWI, they were carried by enlisted men and officers. This little 25 cal. Steyr was carried by a German soldier in Belgium.His name and date 1914 and 15 were very neatly inscribed on the grip and mag. This pistol is mentioned in Jan Stills book "Central Powers Pistols" (Steyrs were made in Austria. blow back action with a tip up barrel to remove round)
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Name & date; that's fantastic!
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A picture of a Walther #7 (25 cal.a smaller version of the #4 Walther) This pistol was very popular with German officers and only made for one year.
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Great pictures and story. How did you happen upon this little guy?
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English, I am fascinated by your collection. Every now and then you surface, post some great guns with real history behind them, then submerge!

First - thanks for taking the time to post these photos.

Second - please feel free to expound a little. I'd love to hear how you came into these guns.

But either way, keep posting.
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Are those takedown levers on either side of the slide? Is that a slide stop under the one on the left side?
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Your comments are appreciated and welcomed! The large lever is to break the pistol and put in the initial round. I've never fired it so I assume that's how it works?
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very nice guns you have.thanks for showing us.
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Although they were not sanctioned by the German military during WWI, they were carried by enlisted men and officers. This little 25 cal. Steyr was carried by a German soldier in Belgium....
Joe
Interesting little pistol, thanks for the pics Joe. I must say I'd hate to rely on it to stop some crazed British soldier charging me with a bayonet! :-)
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