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3 years 36 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

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Anyone know the first semi auto pistol in history? Manufacturer? Designer?

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3 years 36 weeks ago, 6:26 PM

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Can we start shooting the sht here or will that hurt yer feelings? By the way, my answer is I don't know.

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3 years 36 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

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http://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/08Steyr/08steyr.html

Steyr produced the Schonberger semi-automatic pistol as early as 1892. The Schonberger was a locked breech gun with a reciprocating bolt in a solid frame and a clip-loaded magazine in front of the trigger guard. It is said by Hogg and Weeks to be “the first practical automatic pistol to be offered commercially,” though only a few hundred were made. The company also produced various Mannlicher designs, beginning with an 1894 blow-forward pistol; followed by an 1896 blowback pistol with a recoiling bolt,

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 36 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

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Shooting the shit Vaq?

By all means hijack the topic lol. I was just wanting to see if anyone know the answer cause I sure as hell dont haha! Feel free to take the topic for a test run. If someone has the answer they can add it in due time lol!

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3 years 36 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

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We are on the internet. Snake, you can ask almost any question regarding firearms and google will answer it before we know you posted it.
Cars, money, women, beer, or anything else that middle aged men give a shit about.....its there. If google don't suit you, just google "search engine". Cheese!!!

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3 years 35 weeks ago, 11:28 AM

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Vaquero wrote:
We are on the internet. Snake, you can ask almost any question regarding firearms and google will answer it before we know you posted it.
Cars, money, women, beer, or anything else that middle aged men give a shit about.....its there. If google don't suit you, just google "search engine". Cheese!!!

But its because of websites and topics like these that people can find the answers. google just links you to the answers. and in this case it could link someone to this forum.

3 years 36 weeks ago, 7:13 PM

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This is gunslot,which is a gun site if I recall so I asked a gun related question on a gun related site. I am very very very aware of google and have been told to "Google it" repeatedly. But just felt like adding a new "Squawk Box" to gunslot lol.

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3 years 36 weeks ago, 7:30 PM

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3 years 36 weeks ago, 7:32 PM

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On the grounds of what goes around comes around lol!

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3 years 36 weeks ago, 11:08 PM

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Hiram Maxim

may be able to lay claim to that title, athough his design was never produced as far as I know. Interesting fellow, invented the Vickers machine gun, silencer, mousetrap, and several other items. Laid claim to the incandescant light bulb too.
The Borchardt C-93 (1893) is another, and the Mauser Broomhandle C-96 (1896).

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3 years 36 weeks ago, 11:10 PM

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Borchart 93

was the precursor to the Luger...

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3 years 36 weeks ago, 4:13 PM

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a quick search found

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_first_semi_automatic_pistol

Browning was already working on his own designs for auto pistols and machine guns at same time.. He is credited with 1st slide mechanism around 1897,,, The rest is history :)

3 years 32 weeks ago, 7:03 PM

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Model C-93 self loading pistol. Designed in 1893. Produced in 1894 followed by Paul Mauser's broomhandle in 1896 as mentioned above by Doomguard. The history as such is quoted from the backwoodsman's James Ballou march _april 2011..how timely is that......

3 years 32 weeks ago, 7:40 PM

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The greatest of all time IMHO.. filed patent sept 14 ..1895 for semi automatic pistol patent. In 1896 filed patents for 3 blowback designs. 1897 FN markets 32 caliber outside the US. In feb 1900 intoduced the 1st semi automatic pistol in the united states in 38 caliber..apparently a caliber he favored...which later to satisfy US military types evolved into the 1905..45 auto pistol and. Then the 1911. Info taken from browning and colt firearm catalogs

3 years 32 weeks ago, 8:14 PM

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No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 32 weeks ago, 8:17 PM

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off to bed with me...

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No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 32 weeks ago, 10:15 PM

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the 1907, 1909, and the 1910 saw more modifications such as grip angle, depressor system, cartidge modification, manual and grip safety. The original 45 caliber. In 1905 was 45 rimless smokeless and was not as powerful as the later 45 acp in the model 1907 45 acp. A very interesting evolution at least to me. So I feel you are correct as the 1905 has little in common with the 1911 we know today. The 1911 and the hi power are my favorite pistols. I am not saying that thay are the best..just my favorites. There has been continued refinement of both types until present. Anyway its a great couple of books too.

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