The rare Roth-Sauer Pistol was an early try at a semi-automatic pistol.
As shown by Ian from Forgotten Weapons, this complex pistol was doomed to failure.
Watch as this rare piece of history is examined and explained in great detail.
The Roth-Sauer was just a pistol that was too complex for its own good. It was well ahead of its time and was a step on the way to the modern semi-automatic pistol.
J.P. Sauer & Sohn in Germany made these little gems after they were designed by Karel Krnka. They fired the 7.65mm Roth-Sauer cartridge which shot a 71-grain bullet at only 820 feet per second.
Not a knock down powerhouse by any stretch of the imagination, but still a nifty little gun.