Schwarzlose Model 1908
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Schwarzlose Model 1908
Schwarzlose Model 1908
TypeSemi-Automatic Pistol
Place of originGerman Empire
Production history
DesignerAndreas Wilhelm Schwarzlose
Mass530 g
Length142 mm
Barrel length105 mm

Caliber7.65mm Browning
Muzzle velocity305 m/s
Feed system6-round detachable box magazine

The Schwarzlose Model 1908 was a semi-automatic pistol, designed by Andreas Schwarzlose, released in 1908 in the German Empire and produced until 1911.[1]


The Schwarzlose employs a very distinctive "blow-forward action" operating mechanism. It has no slide, instead the mechanism is operated by the barrel being projected forward due to the gas pressure and the friction of the bullet passing through the bore, the compressed recoil spring drives the barrel back, stripping the top cartridge from the magazine, chambering the round, and pressing the cartridge head against the standing breech, which is part of the frame.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Peterson, Phillip (18 October 2013). Standard Catalog of Military Firearms: The Collector's Price and Reference Guide. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 509. ISBN 978-1-4402-3692-1.
  2. ^ Hogg, Ian; Walter, John (29 August 2004). Pistols of the World. David & Charles. pp. 279-280. ISBN 0-87349-460-1.

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