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Early Autoloading Pistols Identification Guide (1892-1900)

This is one of a series of identification guides for small arms. To the best of our knowledge, all the examples shown are original pre-1945 manufacture. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact [email protected].

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Autoloading Pistols (1892-1900)





1892 - Sch´┐Żnberger-Laumann - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 7.8mm - 5 round internal magazine
Less than 50 produced



1892 - Salvator Dormus - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 8mm - 5 round internal magazine
Approximately 50 produced



1893 - Bergmann-Schmeisser - Germany
Caliber 7.5mm - 5 round internal magazine
Less than 10 produced



1893 - Borchardt C-93 - Germany
Caliber 7.65mm - 8 round detachable magazine
3,000 produced



1893 - Clair Pistol - France
Caliber 8mm - 6 round internal magazine
Approximately 20 produced



1894 - Bergmann No 1 - Germany
Caliber 5mm - 5 round internal magazine
Less than 100 produced



1894 - Steyr-Mannlicher - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 7.63mm - 6 round internal magazine
Less than 200 produced



1895 - Browning - USA
Caliber 7.65mm - 8 round detachable magazine
Less than 5 produced



1895 - Clausius - Germany
Caliber 7.63mm - 5 round internal magazine
1 or 2 produced



1895 - Krnka - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 8mm - 10 round internal magazine
Less than 100 produced



1896 - Bergmann No 2 - Germany
Caliber 5mm - 5 round internal magazine
Approximately 2,000 produced



1896 - Bergmann No 3, No 4 - Germany
Caliber No 3 - 6.5mm/No 4 - 8mm - 5 round internal magazine
Less than 1,000 produced



1896 - Mauser C96 Broomhandle - Germany
Caliber 7.63mm - 10 round internal magazine
Approximately 240,000 produced



1896 - Maxim-Silverman Automatic Pistol - Great Britain
Caliber 7.65mm/.455 - 8 round detachable magazine
Less than 10 produced



1897 - Bergmann No 5 - Germany
Caliber 7.8mm - 10 round detachable magazine
Approximately 800 produced



1897 - Browning - USA
Caliber 7.65mm - 8 round detachable magazine
1 or 2 produced



1897 - Krnka - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 8mm - 10 round internal magazine
Less than 150 produced



1897 - Mars Automatic Pistol - Great Britain
Caliber 8mm/9mm/.45 - 8 round detachable magazine
Approximately 80 produced



1898 - Charola-Anitua - Spain
Caliber 5mm - 6 round internal magazine
3,000 produced



1898 - Schwarzlose - Germany
Caliber 7.63mm - 7 round detachable magazine
Approximately 500 produced



1898 - Bochardt-Luger - Germany
Caliber 7.65mm - 7 round detachable magazine
Approximately 40 produced



1900 - Browning M1900 - Belgium
Caliber .32 - 7 round detachable magazine
Approximately 700,000 produced



1900 - Colt M1900 - USA
Caliber .38 ACP - 7 round detachable magazine
4,300 produced



1900 - Luger - Germany
Caliber 7.65mm - 7 round detachable magazine
Approximately 20,000 produced



1900 - Landstad Automatic Revolver - Norway
Caliber 7.5mm - 2 round cylinder & 6 round detachable magazine
1 produced



1900 - Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver - Great Britain
Caliber .38 - 8 round cylinder/.455 - 6 round cylinder
Approximately 4,200 produced


Autoloading Pistols (1901-1909) - Note that Colt, FN (Browning), Luger, and Mauser Broomhandle models are detailed in seperate galleries.





1901 - Bergmann Mars - Germany
Caliber 7.63mm - 6 or 10 round detachable magazine
Approximately 1,000 produced



1901 - Bergmann Simplex - Germany
Caliber 8mm - 5 round detachable magazine
3-4,000 produced



1901 - Frommer M1901 - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 7.65mm/8mm/9mm - 10 round internal magazine
Less than 200 produced



1901 - Hamilton M1901 - Sweden
Caliber 6.5mm - 6 round internal magazine
Less than 10 produced



1901 - Steyr-Mannlicher M1901 - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 7.63mm/7.65mm - 8 round internal magazine
Approximately 10,000 produced



1902 - Nambu Type A - Japan
Caliber 8mm - 8 round detachable magazine
Approximately 2,400 produced



1903 - Bergmann Bayard - Germany
Caliber 9mm - 6 round detachable magazine
Approximately 12,000 produced



1903 - Schouboe Pistol M1903 - Denmark
Caliber .32 - 6 round detachable magazine
Less than 1,000 produced



1905 - Knoble Autoloading Pistol - USA
Caliber 7.65mm - 8 round detachable magazine
Less than 20 produced



1905 - Steyr-Mannlicher M1905 - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 7.63mm/7.65mm - 8 round internal magazine
Approximately 6,000 produced



1905 - White-Merill Autoloading Pistol - USA
Caliber .45 - 8 round internal magazine
Less than 10 produced



1906 - Frommer M1906 - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 7.65mm - 8 round detachable magazine
Less than 800 produced



1906 - Webely & Scott - Great Britain
Caliber .32 - 6 round detachable magazine
Approximately 300 produced



1907 - Dreyse M1907 - Germany
Caliber .32 - 7 round detachable magazine
Approximately 100,000 produced



1907 - Roth-Steyr M1907 - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 8mm - 10 round internal magazine
Approximately 99,000 produced



1907 - Savage Automatic Pistol - USA
Caliber .32 - 10 round/.380 - 9 round/.45 -7 round detachable magazine
Approximately 210,000 produced



1907 - Schouboe Pistol M1907 - Denmark
Caliber 11.35mm - 6 round detachable magazine
Less than 1,000 produced



1907 - White-Merill Autoloading Pistol - USA
Caliber .45 - 10 round internal magazine
Less than 20 produced



1908 - Bayard Pocket Pistol - Belgium
Caliber .25/.32/.380 - 5 round detachable magazine
Approximately 150,000 produced



1908 - Hino-Komuro Pistol - Japan
Caliber .25/.32/8mm - 8-15 round detachable magazine
1,200 produced



1908 - Schwarzlose M1908 - Germany
Caliber .32 - 6 round detachable magazine
4-5,000 produced



1908 - Steyr Pieper M1908 - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 7.65mm - 8 round detachable magazine
Approximately 60,000 produced



1908 - Webely & Scott - Great Britain
Caliber .32 - 8 round detachable magazine
Approximately 76,400 produced



1909 - Nambu Type B - Japan
Caliber 7mm - 7 round detachable magazine
Approximately 6,000 produced



1909 - Steyr Pieper - Austria-Hungary
Caliber 6.35mm - 6 round detachable magazine
Approximately 130,000 produced



1909 - Webely & Scott - Great Britain
Caliber 9mm/.45 - 8 round detachable magazine
Approximately 1,700 produced