Steyr M1905 / Roth-Steyr and Steyr 1916

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  1. zahoward

    zahoward New Member

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    Steyr M1905 / Roth-Steyr and Steyr 1916 (Pics Added)

    I just acquired several early auto loader pistols. Can anyone give me information on where i could find any kind of manual or detailed information?

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  2. Netfotoj

    Netfotoj Premium Member

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    I'd suggest you try to find a book that covers the early auto pistols. Finding actual manuals is probably like looking for a black cat in a coal mine that may not even be there. The genius of Ferdinand Mannlicher's early auto pistol and rifle designs is not widely known and appreciated here in the states, but he is well known in Europe so I would think some European books will be available.

    See Ferdinand Mannlicher: Austria's John M. Browning.

    And you might try contacting someone at the Steyr-Mannlicher Austrian site.

    Steyrclub member Buzz has one or more of those early Steyr-Mannlicher pistols and might be able to point you to a resource. Send him a PM.
     

  3. zahoward

    zahoward New Member

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    Thank you.
     
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  4. Buzz

    Buzz Premium Member

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    PM returned! Yes, I do have two of the Steyr Hahns, a 1911 Chilean Contract, and a 1913 Romanian Contract, one that was aesthetically a basket case, but outstanding internally, that I had refinished.

    The links that I sent you should help you making sure that you have the right caliber ammo, which is usually 9mm Steyr and sometimes, more rarely, 9mm Luger. Depending on the condition of your gun (photos?) you might consider having a gunsmith look it over before shooting it. Overall, these guns usually have held up well over the past century and are sweet shooters. Get some stripper clips to aid in reloading the gun which is accomplished from the top and not via a magazine.

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  5. zahoward

    zahoward New Member

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    emailed 2 addresses i found for Steyr, on in the US and one in Austria. both said the company had changed hands a few times and they had no documentation , manuals, etc.

    still looking for field stripping directions for the Roth 1907 and 1905 model. and ammo for the 1905 model.

    if anyone has that info it would be greatly appreciated.