You need to pull it back and up and then forward over the fixed barrel. Again, this was an option for a price to the buyer. Summary and Conclusion So what is left to say? The top of the slide is very nicely serrated as well. From a purely objective and utilitarian standpoint, the answer is no. We have an extremely talented gun designer and builder working with immense passion and no budget.
It was there so folks with a taste for the fine and the means to have it could indulge in the best of the best. When the gun fires, the roller has dropped into a recess in the frame and prevents the breechblock from moving back until an operating finger on the slide raises the roller out of its seat. Its simply the 27th pistol built in the 800 serial number block. The breech is of the push-feed, snap-over design, flanked by the extractor, the loaded chamber indicator, the feeding lever, the locking wedge, and the ejector. This pistol is a heavyweight at 44oz unloaded. Again, this was an option for a price to the buyer.
In addition to the myriad of custom options, there were undocumented design changes over the years. All parts are cut from high quality carbon steel blocks. Its simply the 27th pistol built in the 800 serial number block. In 1986, Budischowsky produced guns under the 700 serial block. Why the designer used these blocks of numbers instead of one continuous string, I have no idea.
However, the slide does not lift off the frame in the same fashion. Certainly it was never designed for adoption by a military or police force, since it is far too expensive. Handguns like this are the reason I love this hobby as much as I do. Internally, the gun is a marvel of craftsmanship with everything fit like a Swiss watch. In fact, the rear adjustable sight on this firearm is very large and robust. Its single-column magazine is not in the fashion of the day, but it is doubtful whether large magazine capacities are as important as some think.
Top of the bolt showing the loaded chamber indicator spring. If I had any overall criticism of the Korriphila, it would be bulk. The grips are absolutely beautiful with spectacular wood grain. The Beretta M9 will begin acceptance a year later in 1985 and the full roll out will not begin until 1990. The cross hatching on the front, backstrap, and trigger guard is beautifully done and matches the checkering on the fine walnut grips. However, they were not built continuously. Handguns like this are the reason I love this hobby as much as I do.
Even the finish on the interior of the slide is excellent On the right side of the slide there is a bolt release that kind of looks like an extractor. From what I understand, these pistols were built at a rate of about 30 per year. As always, please enjoy the pics and share your thoughts on my latest. The bluing is semi glossy and beautiful to look at. I seriously doubt Budischowsky built 800+ guns, so it must have to do with the years they were produced.
As mentioned above, 827 does not represent the 827th pistol built. I even put it above the old custom Sphinx pistols from Switzerland, which is really saying something because those are very hard to beat. A new polymer handgun, the Glock 17, had just been adopted by the Austrian military in 1982. Again, this was an option for a price to the buyer. Here is the bottom of the slide.
The pistol itself always appeared to me that it was aimed primarily at the American market, hence the caliber it was designed for. I believe the Korth Auto can match it in terms of an attention to detail, finish, refinement, and parts quality perspective. In my eyes, this is the pinnacle of quality, design, fitting, and refinement, of which I've never seen an equal. A pistol of this quality most definitely deserves more of the spotlight. Still, building a single stack mag gun in 1980s takes away from claims of it being either a great self-defense gun because more is better or masterful engineering because single stack feeding is much easier than double stack.
Costs were barely a concern at all. It was recently rumored that Budischowsky was going to gear up for one final run, but, unfortunately, that never came to fruition. I took more macro pictures than usual. Why not go for a svelte, mechanically unique piece of art instead? Yes, similar build quality as compared to the older forged P210-5 and -6, though the durability of the P210 is hard to beat. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. There have indeed been some beautiful double rifles built for wealthy Englishmen of the 19th century, but pistols, however, are another matter. They are both ultra high quality and extremely rare.
However, they were not built continuously. This is a visible and tactile loaded chamber indicator. The slide will be locked closed so the slide will only be able to move a millimeter or so. The biggest visual differences are the trigger position and the addition of the right side thumb safety. In a 35-ounce gun, of course, the recoil was light. The arm feels good in the hand and the recoil in. I've never seen one before, but hope to find one available some day.