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Schönberger-Laumann M1892 self-loading pistol

Manufactured in Steyr, Austria for army trials - serial number 10.
7.8x19R FMJ 5-round en-bloc clip, single action semi-automatic with external cocking handle.

The M1892 is probably the first semi-automatic handgun in history -Mannlicher having designed the first semi-automatic rifle in 1885- and one sexy piece of engineering. Both Laumann and Schönberger had worked for several years on various manual repeater designs, leading up to this breakthrough. In fact, notice how the early prototype for the M1892 is similar to the Steyr-Laumann M1891.

Schönberger-Laumann M1892, early design.

Notice it I tell you.

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