Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Schwarzlose Model 1908

The Schwarzlose Model 1908 was a semi-automatic pistol, designed by Andreas Schwarzlose, produced in Germany from 1908 until 1911. These were chambered for the .32 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) also known as the 7.65mm Browning. The pistol uses a blow-forward action in which the barrel is blown forward and the action spring drives it back to pick up a cartridge from the magazine and the breach doesn't move.

A magazine recently had an article on this seldom seen firearm and I'm intrigued. I've always wanted one of these old school, small, .32 ACP pistols anyway. So I went looking for one.

What I found is that there weren't many looking for a buyer but because of what they are they aren't bringing big prices. Somewhere between $350 and $550 depending on condition seems to be the going rate for these. Of course you would still have to find one for sale!

Schwarzlose Model 1908

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