Excellent deactivated Roth Steyr 8 mm calibre Semi Automatic Pistol Model 1908. This fine example bears the Government acceptance stamp, wn for Vienna and is dated
1911 These pistols were made for the Austro- Hungarian cavalry and proved very popular. The weapon has a very long trigger pull which made it ideal for use by mounted troops, as it made it less prone to accidental discharge should a horse become lively whilst the trooper had his finger on the trigger.
Original finish nice clear stamps and good wooden grips.
No commercial models were ever produced.
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