Schönberger-Laumann 1892

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Schönberger-Laumann 1892
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TypeSemi-automatic pistol
Place of originAustria-Hungary
Production history
DesignerJoseph Laumann
Designed1891
ManufacturerŒ.W.G.
Specifications
Cartridge7.8x19mm
ActionBlowback
Feed system5-round internal magazine
SightsIron sights

The Schönberger-Laumann 1892 is an early semi-automatic pistol, having received a patent in Austria in 25 November 1891, only a few months after the 11 July patent awarded to first semi-automatic design, the Salvator Dormus pistol. Austrian inventor Joseph Laumann modified his 8mm repeating pistol in 1892 to use a blowback actuated self-loading mechanism. The pistol retained the original large cocking lever attached to the underside of the frame in front of the trigger. Approximately thirty-five were manufactured before production ceased when the Austrian military rejected the design in 1896.[1]


Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Antaris, Leonardo M. (2017). "In the Beginning". American Rifleman. National Rifle Association. 165 (10): 76.