The Steyr Model 1911 / Model 1912

Steyr M1912, standard sidearm of the Austro-Hungarian Army.

The Steyr Model 1911 / Model 1912 pistol is recoil operated weapon. Steyr Model 1911 / Model 1912 pistols use integral, non-detachable single stack magazines in the grip, which are loaded from stripper clips through the loading / ejection window on the top of the slide. It was designed in around 1910, and entered production in 1911.

The story of the Steyr Model 1911 begins in Austria-Hungary during World War I. This semi-automatic pistol was initially intended for military use and was designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher and Karel Krnka. However, due to production delays caused by war-related circumstances, it didn't see widespread adoption until after hostilities ceased.

One of the standout features of the Steyr Model 1911 is its elegant aesthetics combined with functional design elements. The pistol boasts a single-action trigger mechanism with a crisp break that enhances accuracy while providing a satisfying shooting experience.

Chambered in .32 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol), this compact firearm offers a seven-round magazine capacity – quite impressive for its time. Its grip angle provides excellent ergonomics that allow for comfortable handling and natural pointability.

The barrel length measures around four inches (101mm), striking an ideal balance between maneuverability and accuracy. The fixed sights are simple yet effective for acquiring targets quickly.

 Fully automatic machine-pistol version.

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