Mannlicher Model 1905

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Mannlicher Model 1905 - 7.63mm Mannlicher
Mannlicher Model 1901 - 7.63mm Mannlicher

The Mannlicher Model 1905 is a pistol designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher and produced in Austria by Steyr. The first model, the Mannlicher Model 1900 was chambered in a weak 8mm cartridge, but the improved Model 1901 was made for the 7.63mm Mannlicher round to make it more powerful. The Model 1905 was a larger frame version with a 10-round capacity magazine. This pistol was the official sidearm of the Argentine Army as the Modelo 1905. Just 4,000 of the Model 1901 and over 10,000 of the Model 1905 were manufactured.

The Spanish firm Garate Anitua y Cia also manufactured the La Lira pistol, the improved copy of the Mannlicher M1901 for a brief period around 1910. It is was chambered for the .32 ACP (7.65mm Browning) round and used a detachable box magazine. The La Lira was also a simple blowback action instead the slight delaying mechanism of the original Mannlicher. Only 500-1000 of these pistols were made in total.

Specifications

M1901: (1901 – 1903), M1905: (1905 – 1910)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber: 8mm (M1900), 7.63mm Mannlicher
  • Weight: 2 lbs (0.9 kg) (M1905)
  • Length: 9.7 in (24.6 cm) (M1905)
  • Barrel length(s): 6.3 in (16 cm) (M1905)
  • Capacity: 8-round (M1901) or 10-round (M1905) fixed magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (Single-Action)

The Mannlicher Model 1905 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Blue Panther (Marie Chantal contre Dr. Kha) Agent Model 1901 1965
Blue Panther (Marie Chantal contre Dr. Kha) Marie Laforêt Marie-Chantal Model 1901 1965

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Doctor Who (Classic Series) James Garbutt Ronson "Genesis of the Daleks" 1962-1989
The Sinful People of Prague is seen in a crate with arms; "Černé rukavice" 1968-70
Reilly: Ace of Spies Sam Neill Reilly 1984
Reilly: Ace of Spies Lindsay Duncan Alexandra 1984





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