Borchardt C-93

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Borchardt C-93 - 7.65x25mm Borchardt
Borchardt C-93 with shoulder stock holster - 7.65x25mm Borchardt

The Borchardt C-93 was the first mass-produced semiautomatic pistol. It was designed in 1893 by Hugo Borchardt of the German arms manufacturer Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken. Its action was based on the toggle lock mechanism used in the successful Maxim machine gun, which is housed in the distinctive bulbous protrusion at the gun's rear. Around 3,000 were produced and while tested by several militaries, it was never formally adopted by any armed forces, with many shooters stating that the gun's ergonomics made it awkward to shoot. Requests for an improved design led to Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken employee Georg Luger designing the iconic Luger pistol.

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Specifications

(1893 - 1902)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber: 7.65x25mm Borchardt
  • Mass: 41 oz (1.160 g)
  • Length: 14.0 in (355 mm)
  • Barrel length: 7.7 in (195 mm)
  • Width: 1.9 in (47 mm)
  • Height: 5.4 in (137 mm)
  • Capacity: 8-round box magazine
  • Muzzle velocity: 1411 ft/s (430 m/s)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Borchardt C-93 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
Planet of Storms (Planeta Bur) Georgiy Teykh Engineer Allan Kern 1961

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Red Dead Redemption "Semi-Automatic Pistol" 2010
The Great War 1918 2013
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly "Borchardt C-93" 2014
The Order 1886 "C-78 Autoloading Pistol" 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades "C93 Borchardt" 2016
Battlefield 1 "C-93" Pistol and suppressed, stocked variant 2016
Call of Duty: WWII "Der Adler" and "Adlertag" with elements of a Luger pistol; cosmetic variants of the P-08 weapon 2017
Red Dead Redemption II "Semi-Automatic Pistol" with elements of a Luger pistol 2018

Anime

Title Character Note Date
City Hunter 1987-1991
Gun Frontier Dark Myster Ep. 13 2002
Steamboy Alfred Svenson 2005
Princess Principal Agent Kimble and one of his henchman Ep. 01 2017
Golden Kamuy - Season 1 Lieutenant Tsurumi 2018
Golden Kamuy - Season 2 Lieutenant Tsurumi Ep. "Edogai-kun" 2018
Edogai


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