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Firing the Extremely Rare Early Schwarzlose Model 1898 Pistol [VIDEO]

The Schwarzlose Model 1898 Pistol was one futuristic gun back in 1898.

This intriguing semi-automatic pistol was doomed to obscurity.

Watch this video and lament about this beauty that missed its calling.

The Schwarzlose Model 1898 Pistol was really ahead of its time. Firing the 7.63mm Mauser cartridge, this semi-automatic pistol has some interesting features.

This ergonomic pistol had one spring that did many jobs evidently quite well. It functions as the recoil spring, striker spring, trigger spring, and extractor spring. Impressive.

Why wasn’t the Schwarzlose Model 1898 Pistol ever a hit? It appears cost for building this beauty might have been more than competitor’s pistols. The Lugers and Mauser pistols became the winners.

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Firing the Extremely Rare Early Schwarzlose Model 1898 Pistol [VIDEO]