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Thread: M1907 Dreyse Pistol (.32 Caliber)

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    M1907 Dreyse Pistol (.32 Caliber)

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    I wanted to share few pictures of M1907 Dreyse (.32 ACP), my much esteemed possession
    The pistol was designed by Louis Schmeisser in the early 1900's and originally developed for commercial sale. It was manufactured only 8 years from 1907 through 1915.
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    Itís a blowback operated, semi-automatic pistol which is chambered in 7.65mm (.32 ACP) caliber. It was designed to operate as a striker-fired single action firearm.
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    The sights include a blade front sight and a V notch rear sight, both of which have been milled into the pistol and are not adjustable.
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    The magazine is a single column 7 round detachable box magazine. It has the old European style heel magazine release.
    The manual thumb safety is located above and behind the left side of the grip and must be in the fire position before the slide is allowed to move rearward. The safety lever moves in a downward 180 degree arc.

    This firearm does not employ a slide hold open mechanism to inform the operator that the last round has been fired.

    There are 3 "crown over N markings" that were stamped on German firearms manufactured before April 1, 1940. The Crown over N stamp indicates that the gun has been proof fired with a "nitro" propellant which is also known as smokeless powder.
    The stamp is only applied to firearms that have successfully passed the proof firing test. The top crown over the letter N stamp is located on the slide, the middle stamp is located on the barrel casing, while the bottom stamp is on the frame.
    The weight of the slide lies above the barrel and to some, Dreyse might seem like an awkward pistol as itís grip angle isn't quite right and it also feels top-heavy. Nonetheless, M1907 Dreyse was reasonably successful, considering that nearly a quarter- million were made.
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    A really unique piece you have there!
    Just shut up and shoot em dead! If you miss em, shoot em again....

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    Thats proberly one of the most unusual pistols i have ever seen in my life.
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    A real historical jewel.
    There are only TWO times when you can have too much ammo... When you are on fire or when you are drowning...

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    A real beauty bro, unique for me never seen it before ...

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    Very valuable pistol
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    Truly unique

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    Many thanks everyone
    Here are some more pictures.
    As mentioned earlier that the safety lever moves in a downward position making a 180 degree arc.

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    Safety: ON

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    For dissembling, the latch on the back of the pistol is moved towards right and it opens up in a Top-Break revolver style.
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    Absolutely its a unique and historical piece.

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    A very rare find and a great addition to any collection.
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    How I missed this thread? Excellent unique pc Jibs bro, never saw such pistol, it no doubt is forefather of modern day auto pistol. Would love to hear how it shoots and see some target paper punched.
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    Absolutely unique & historic pistol.

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    antique indeed .

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    A true treasure to have.

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    Its an antique............ Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahsjs View Post
    Absolutely its a unique and historical piece.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nazim Sahib View Post
    A very rare find and a great addition to any collection.
    Quote Originally Posted by Denovo87 View Post
    How I missed this thread? Excellent unique pc Jibs bro, never saw such pistol, it no doubt is forefather of modern day auto pistol. Would love to hear how it shoots and see some target paper punched.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarius View Post
    Absolutely unique & historic pistol.
    Quote Originally Posted by ajmal virk View Post
    antique indeed .
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    A true treasure to have.
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    Its an antique............ Cool.
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    Very unique. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thank you so much for sharing Jibz Bro, I still can not get over this incredibly unique and historic piece! It is definitley old school, but contrary to what some may believe, the forefather of the semi auto pistol was the Schonberger from Steyr sometime in the 1890's. Nonetheless you are a lucky man indeed to have this Dreyse in your possession and preserving it for future generations to admire. Curious, have you ever fired it?

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    Yes Fudgepacker Bro, you are right, I do feel lucky at times .
    No, I haven't fired it yet, but am planning to do so very soon, InshAllah. Few days back I stripped it open completely (a nasty habit from my childhood, to see how things work) and then was wondering how to put it back. But luckily I managed it somehow and in the meantime oiled it as well. I couldn't get the barrel out of the slide but I did clean it. Lets see how it performs on the range. Will share the details with everyone. InshAllah

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    @Jibz, very unique pistol indeed, over the years i have found that europian ammo is very hot, so donot use S&B, chinese ammo is very mild, keeping in view the age of gun & mechinical condition i would prefer milder ammo to boot.

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