Dreyse Model 1907

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Dreyse Model 1907 - 7.65mm Browning

The Dreyse Model 1907 is a semi-automatic pistol named after Nikolaus von Dreyse, the designer of the Dreyse Needle Gun. The Waffenfabrik von Dreyse company was acquired by Rheinische Metallwaren & Maschinenfabrik Sommerda in 1901, although the Dreyse Model pistols were marketed under the Dreyse name.

The Dreyse M07 was developed by Louis Schmeißer for the company "Rheinische Metallwaaren- und Maschinenfabrik Actiengesellschaft Abt. Sömmerda" and was launched in 1910. A total of about 250,000 pieces were produced between 1910 (production start) and 1919 (cessation of production), the serial numbers of the pistol are from 1 to about 251xxx. The cessation of production was a direct consequence of the Treaty of Versailles, which put the production of "militarily usable" pistols under strict control.

In addition to its use as a police weapon, the pistol was also approved in the First World War as a replacement weapon for officers and "officer servants". In 1915, about 100,000 of these pistols were procured by the German military and issued to back services and troop units in the home to alleviate the acute shortage of Luger P08 pistols. Austria-Hungary also bought Dreyse pistols for its military during the First World War.

The Dreyse pistol was but above all a popular police weapon, which was introduced in 1910 at the königlich-sächsischen Gendarmerie (Royal Saxon Gendarmerie) and the police headquarters Berlin. In the twenties, the pistol was standard equipment of the Prussian police and remained in the police service during World War II. Even after 1950, the Dreyse M07 was still used by the police in East Germany (GDR).

The Dreyse Model 07 pistol is a very reliable weapon despite its rather unusual appearance. It is a pistol with an unlocked lock and firing pin lock. Lock and barrel are designed as a unit and can be folded up by simply unlocking. On the left side of the grip, there is a lanyard hole. The pistol has a signal pin, which emerges when its cocked and thus reveals the clamping state. The finger grooves attached to the front of the carriage are directed vertically downwards for most weapons. From about the serial number 210,000, the finger grooves were mounted diagonally. These oblique finger grooves were initially low-lying, in the last copies (about the serial number range 225,000) raised with a straightforward conclusion. For very late copies, the rear sight is designed differently.

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Specifications

  • Weight: 710 g (1 lb 9 oz)
  • Length: 160 mm (6.3 in)
  • Barrel length: 92 mm (3.6 in)[1]
  • Cartridge: 7.65 mm Browning (.32 ACP)
  • Caliber: 7.65 mm
  • Action: blowback, unlocked breech
  • Muzzle velocity: 365 m/s (1,200 ft/s)[dubious – discuss][citation needed]
  • Effective range: Sights set for 25 m (82 ft)
  • Maximum range: 50 m (164 ft) effective range
  • Feed system: 7-round detachable single-stack magazine
  • Sights: Rear notch and front blade post

The Dreyse Model 1907 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
Dr. Mabuse The Gambler Bernhard Goetzke Norbert von Wenk 1922
Finances of the Grand Duke (Die Finanzen des Großherzogs) Harry Liedtke Grand Duke Ramon 1924
Alfred Abel Philipp Collins
M Seen on table 1931
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Karl Meixner Det. Hofmeister 1933
Gustav Diessl Thomas Kent
Rudolf Schündler Hardy
Oskar Höcker Bredow
The Green Wagon (Zelyonyy Furgon) Criminals 1959
The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Wolfgang Preiss Dr. Mabuse 1960
Gert Fröbe Kriminalkommissar Kras
Andrea Checchi Det. Berg
Albert Bessler Hotel-Ingenieur
Peter van Eyck Henry B. Travers
Dr. Mabuse's henchmen
Fritz Lang Heino Ferch Fritz Lang 2016
Rainer Galke Younger Ernst Gennat
Maximilian von Pufendorf Younger Fritz Lang
Johanna Gastdorf Thea von Harbou

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Babylon Berlin - Season 1‎ Volker Bruch Gereon Rath 2017
Peter Kurth Bruno Wolter



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