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I have a basket case, a 1908 Steyr Pieper Pistol with a 4 digit serial number. Chances are its one of the first production models. So parts are almost not available for the 1908,1909 model, I have a lot of parts for this firearm, however I am at a loss for the assembly of the barrel latch spring assembly. The ones I've seen is a screw with two springs one is for the trigger and one is for the barrel latch. This one is a spring for the trigger, no screw. o_O
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Mine is this one, I don't have the barrel latch, or its retainer.
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This is the common one that I have seen.
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Another interesting note is that it says FIRE on the safety, since it was made not in the US, I would say that it should be written in German.
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The low serial number is 5454 and that has to be the first ones made.
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The other interesting fact is that it doesn't have the stamps like other ones I've seen, and no date stamped.

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I have mostly everything I need, I picked up some parts that were missing, trying to figure out my options.
I have a couple of parts coming in, as you can tell one is broken, I'm missing the correct thumb magazine latch assembly.

Overall, its all their, just a couple of questions needed answered. :)
 

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The other thing is the grips, did they have wooden grips? All I've seen are plastic and these smell like wood.

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I've studied the 1908, 1909 frame evolution and their is three distinct frames used like a evolution.

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This one is like mine the frame is the first model, the trigger bar, disconnecter are the first model, the others are different, frame is cut different at the sear, trigger bar, the trigger bar is different where it activates the sear.

Really, nothing different, just a bit of fit and finish on replacement parts, they are mostly interchangeable.
 

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What the factory updated on the trigger spring and the barrel latch spring was simply drill and tap a M3-0.5 screw using a #40 drill, I doubt that this update was ever even noticed by collectors.
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The trigger and barrel latch had a flat spot milled for the spring.
 

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More assembly.
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You must have the cross pin for the Hammer so it will not over travel.

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The barrel release snaps closed with ease, I had to clean up some parts.

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The springs for the trigger and barrel release.
 

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I have a issue, the rear lug was broken, this first run upper frame will not accept the later model upper frames. Anyone had a problem and found a solution.

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I was able to fit and finish the part to the pistol, it came out excellent. Time to cycle the pistol and see if it's going to eject the casings.

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in your quest did you happen to run into a sear? I have a very nice 1909 model dated 1921. Everything is perfect except sear is broken.
thanks Dave
These pistols are difficult to find parts. I have been able to complete my firearm, everything functions excellent, however the .25 ACP ammo I'm using is too hot of a round, I need to locate the minimum load for the pistol.
 

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These pistols are difficult to find parts. I have been able to complete my firearm, everything functions excellent, however the .25 ACP ammo I'm using is too hot of a round, I need to locate the minimum load for the pistol.
increase your recoil spring pressure, or have someone who reloads adjust your ammo. it would be ashame to sell this nice pistol for parts just needing one part
 

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increase your recoil spring pressure, or have someone who reloads adjust your ammo. it would be ashame to sell this nice pistol for parts just needing one part
I would never part with a functioning nice firearm, or sell parts, this one is a work of love from start to finish. I made sure everything was 100% correct for this first run production.
This .25 only needs to have a light load as you said.
 

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I will hold off on selling this pistol for parts,in hopes of finding the sear, I cannot find the specs to make the sear. There is not enough left of the original to go from
Please forgive the intrusion but I have a very nice 1908 built 1911 given to me by a deceased relative obtain while in Germany during the WW11
I am in need of a barrel spring for the 32 cal
Can anyone help me please
My email is [email protected]
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Parts are difficult to find. I was lucky enough to get all of the parts.

I just have one problem with my .25 the round is way too hot for this pistol. What do you think I can use, any lighter loads?
 
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