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Borchardt C-93



HWS:  Borchardt C-93 (dummy cartridge model) with real wood grips and wood display box

Very nicely detailed. Includes:  Wood Display Box, operating instructions, 8x dummy bullets (7.65x25).

     Functions, Fires, Field strips like the real thing.
     Caliber:  HWS Dummy Bullets 7.65x25
     Weight Loaded Approx. 790g

      Magazine capacity:  8 rounds

     Very nicely detailed with Borchardt markings and proof markings
     Construction: ABS Heavyweight with metal parts

     Firing Mode:   Semi automatic

     Wood stock can be fitted like the original

     Seen Service 1895 to 1945

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Brief info on the Borchardt C-93

The Borchardt C-93 (Construktion 93) semi-automatic pistol was designed by Hugo Borchardt (18441921) in 1893 based upon the Maxim toggle-bolt design. Borchardt also developed the high-velocity bottlenecked 7.6525mm Borchardt cartridge for the C-93. Borchardt's assistant at the time, Georg Luger, also claimed to have influenced its design. Machine tool manufacturer Ludwig Loewe & Company of Berlin, Germany, produced the C-93 in anticipation of military orders. With about 1,100 manufactured by Loewe and nearly 2,000 more produced by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, the Borchardt C-93 was the first mass-produced semi-automatic pistol.

Design and history
The pistol used a toggle lock system, which meant that when the gun fired, a two-piece arm rose and flexed as the gun recoiled, thus allowing the breech to unlock and release the empty cartridge case.[2]
DWM employed Georg Luger to promote the Borchardt pistol in military and commercial channels. The pistol was tested by the U.S. Navy as early as 1894 and later by the U.S. Army. Although it was accurate and its rate of fire was rapid, the Borchardt pistol was expensive to produce and unwieldy to handle due to its almost vertical grip and distribution of weight. Furthermore, its recoil was unexpectedly powerful. These criticisms were noted in the Swiss Army field tests. However, Borchardt refused to make any changes to his original design. DWM then appointed Georg Luger to make the requested improvements to the pistol. Luger took the Borchardt design, using the shorter 7.6521mm Parabellum cartridge, which allowed him to incorporate a shorter stroke of the toggle mechanism and a narrower, angular grip. Luger's design eventually became the Luger Parabellum pistol

The cartridge used in the Borchardt C-93 Pistol was the basis for the primary cartridge used in the Mauser C96 pistol (7.6325mm Mauser); they have the same dimensions, but the 7.63 mm Mauser generally had a more powerful powder charge (contemporary loading data indicated it took approximately 20% more powder than the Borchardt) and is considered to be too strong to be used in a Borchardt C-93. Nonetheless, cartridge boxes from some manufacturers were marked "For Borchardt and Mauser Automatic Pistols."

The Borchardt C-93 was manufactured and sold solely in its proprietary caliber, the 7.6525mm Borchardt. Some test models were made in 7.6521mm Parabellum and 918mm Borchardt, an experimental bottlenecked cartridge developed in 1902.

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