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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:54 am 
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The Steyr-Hahn M1912 is a Austrian repeating pistol developed in 1911 (not a typo) and put into service to the Austro-Hungarian Landwehr as the M12 (M1912) in 1914. "Hahn" is German for "hammer", and it is named so because Steyr (and the rest of the Austro-Hungarian military) mostly made/used striker-fired pistols at this time. It's chambered 9x23mm Steyr, and fed from an internal box mag that holds 8 rounds. Interestingly enough, the entire barrel rotates into the receiver to lock up the action for firing.

The slide can be locked back to allow the user to load the magazine with a stripper clip.
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There is a button on the left side of the gun that ejects all of the rounds from the magazine. (YT embed doesn't work with the new "shorts" feature)
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/umfMJQ99Hng

After the Anschluss of Austria, an order for 60,000 of the pistols to be rechambered into 9x19mm Luger was made. These pistols would be marked with "P-08" on the left side of the slide to show that it was chambered in German "1908-type Ammunition". This conversion would be named the 9mm P12(Ö), "Ö" being short for "Österreich" (Austria). These are more collectible than their 9x23mm counterparts, though only the original conversions, as there have been many converted to 9x19 after they hit the civilian market by 3rd parties.

There also existed an officially produced conversion of the Steyr-Hahn into a machinepistol, dubbed the M1912/P16. It had a 16 round internal box magazine and stock that could be detached from the gun and act like a holster. 960 of these were made, and they are the most collectible of all the Steyr-Hahn pistols.

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Thank you for reading! If you have any information that you'd like to share or have one yourself that you'd like to send pictures of, I'd be glad to check it out!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:01 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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I always wanted one, but prices keep going up. Good article! SW

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I picked mine up a couple months ago .. a 1917 dated Austrian.... it came with 100 rounds of new production ammo ... a picked up three hundred rounds of surplus ammo ... shot it several times with the surplus and love it ... I'm still looking for a holster

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:50 pm 
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I've seen repro holsters,

An original will be hard to find and expensive if in any useable condition. Took me some time to find a legit WWI era holster for my Ruby.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:22 pm 
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Care to share? The Ruby is the little hammerless thing used by the Belgians, yes?

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Cam64viper wrote:
Care to share? It's the little hammerless thing used by the Belgiums, yes?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:54 am 
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Ruby's are Spanish made .32 ACP pistols used in large quantities by the French in WWI.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:56 am 
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Holster holds pistol and two magazines in internal pockets.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:10 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Ruby-style pistols were also used extensively by Italy in WW1, as were Bodeo revolver clones made by Spanish cottage industry shops. SW

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