Steyr-Hahn Model of 1912

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Checkman111

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Here's a blast from the past.

Purchased a Steyr-Hahn 1912 last October at auction. Paid $550 (USD). My version is an armorer special. The lower receiver and slide assembly have different serial numbers, but the springs appear to be new, the extractor isn't broken, the barrel is very clean, and it fired 20 rounds of 9mm Steyr without a hitch. Two full boxes of Fiochi 9mm Steyr (50 rds in a box) and a stripper clip came with the gun. It looks awkward, but it's surprisingly ergonomically designed pistol. Recoil is very manageable, and the stripper clip works pretty smoothly. I won't be shooting it very often, but I don't collect the old-timers to use for everyday CCW or plinking. I have plenty of more modern handguns for that. Just wanted to share.
 

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Bob Wright

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Interestin' that you post this, as I've been studying early auto pistols of late. The Steyr-Hahn is a variation of the design that uses a fixed, internal magazine rather than a detachable box magazine. Thanks for a timely post of a most interesting pistol!

Bob Wright
 
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