MODEL 06-08, MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL, LEFT SIDE PHANTOM VIEW SHOWING STAGGERED MAGAZINE PARTLY LOADED AND
A CARTRIDGE IN THE CHAMBER READY TO BE FIRED. Note that in this design, a powerful separate barrel return spring is necessary and is mounted with its guide directly below the chamber in the forward part of the receiver ahead of the magazine.
This is a striker-fired weapon, the striker and its spring being mounted within the breechblock. The firing pih return spring is at the point of the pin itself. The recoil spring is also mounted in the breechblock. The trigger and sear are hooked up with the sear release ready for pressure on the trigger.
MODEL 06-08, MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL, LEFT SIDE PHANTOM VIEW
SHOWING PISTOL IN FULL RECOIL POSITION When the last cartridge has been fired, the rear of the magazine platform rises to intercept the bolt or breechblock and hold it in rear position. Note that the sear cannot make engagement at this point.
"The breech lock in this novel self-loading pistol is designed essentially on the principle utilized in the self-loading rifle C. 06-08 which we have just discussed. Thus this pistol too, has that extremely simple locking mechanism with the two check-valves, which make this weapon definitely superior to all previous systems, for military purposes in particular."
MODEL 06-08, MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL, TOP PHANTOM VIEW SHOWING POSITION OF LOCKING LUGS AND METHOD OF CAMMING THEM OUT AND IN TO UNLOCK AND LOCK
This system follows very closely that of the Model 06-08 automatic rifle developed by Mauser.
While this pistol was not successful commercially, it was actually manufactured in testing quantity.
It is included here because of that fact.
It is not practical even to list the hundreds of hand built Mauser experimental arms; but every production model is included in this book.
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