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Borchardt automatic pistol


The Borchardt was the first commercially viable self-loading pistol. It was designed in 1893 by Hugo
Borchardt, based on the toggle lock mechanism used in the Maxim machine gun that had been recently
developed. It used a 7.62 x 25mm cartridge dimensionally identical to the later 7.63 Mauser round, but a
bit more lightly loaded. The piece had an overall weight of 2.5 pounds. It was tested by a number of
military forces, but not found suitable by any – it was simply too early of a design to be robust enough for
military service.

Georg Luger was an employee of the firm producing Borchardt pistols (DWM), and refined the principles
of the Borchardt to produce the iconic Parabellum pistol several years later.

Photos

Photos of a Borchardt pistol (click to download high-resolution copies)

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Manuals

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Borchardt C93 Manual (English)

13 comments to Borchardt automatic pistol

Mike Cotter
March 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm · Reply
I inherited a Borchardt hangun from my father with the name System Borchardt Patent and
other words including the word Berlin. It was given to him as payment for a debt in 1962.
The provider said he took it off the body of a dead German Officer in WW I.
I would like to get ammuninition and also the stock that is shown in the site pictures.
This handgun is in working order and is the most accurate handgun of the four that I own.
Can anyone suggest where to get ammunition or the stock?

Bill S.
May 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm · Reply
What you’ll need is basically .30 Mauser (Broomhandle ammo) LIGHTLY loaded
similar to a 30 Luger round. The Borchardt ammo evolved into the Mauser and later
7.63 Tokarev round. Do Not try either Mauser or Tokarev rounds in your gun! You’ll have to ‘roll
your own’. Probably next to impossible to find original ammo, probably cost more than gold.
Email me at: wsmalley@citlink.net if you have questions.

Rich B.
June 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm · Reply
Does anyone have the repro manual for the Borchardt???

percy olivas
September 19, 2011 at 8:11 am · Reply
exactly ¡¡¡¡ this is a rare manual and a very expensive early pistol, i only see the american
patent but never the booklet, the files in the website named “landofborchardts” doesn´t
have a download option, you only see the pics with low resolution, in other forum one original manual
cost US 1,500 ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

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best regards from southamerica


percy olivas

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hernanday
February 19, 2013 at 11:34 am · Reply
Just to clarify, is this an a fully automatic pistol or a semi automatic pistol, I see conflicting
information all over the net as to whether or not this is the first full auto or semi auto hand
gun?

Forgotten Weapons
February 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm · Reply
It is only semiautomatic. In early years, “automatic pistol” was a term to differentiate
these type of guns from revolvers, because they automatically reloaded and
cocked on each shot.

Loyd M
September 6, 2013 at 1:34 am · Reply
Any chance of a disassembly and/or firing video?
Are there even rounds for this beast anymore?
Or can 7.63×25mm Mauser rounds be used?

Forgotten Weapons
September 6, 2013 at 7:00 am · Reply
Yes, I have a couple leads on Borchardts that I can shoot, although I can’t say
exactly when it might happen. Ammo is not commerciall available anymore; it’s the
same dimensionally as 7.63 Mauser but loaded lighter.

Michael
July 18, 2014 at 1:04 pm · Reply
Anyone have a Borchardt pistol for sale?

VictoriaAustralia
November 17, 2013 at 4:31 am · Reply
A beautiful case example photographs here:
http://shootingaustralia.net/forum/handguns/2768-c93-borchardt

Brody
May 7, 2014 at 11:43 am · Reply
If a PPSH-41 was loaded with this ammo, I imagine a cyclic rate upwards of 2000 rpm,
given the low bolt thrust. If anybody has experience with this feedback would be
appreciated.
-Young Gun Nut

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Lika
June 29, 2015 at 6:51 am · Reply
I am interested clip (magazin) pistaleta BORCHARD If anyone knows where to buy it,
please thanks

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