Unblinking Eye
The Schouboe Pistol
Drawing by Roger Marsh from 1907 Schouboe Pamphlet

Drawing by Roger Marsh based on a Schouboe pamphlet of 1907, showing an internal view of the Schouboe. I am referring to this as a Type II pistol. It is often referred to as a Model 1907, except that many guns with similar characteristics are likely much earlier. My definition of the Type II is that is has a hammer strut that extends through the magazine release, which also indicates that internally it has a helical hammer spring. The hammer is of the early type that is essentially L-shaped. Type II pistols have a slide that extends to the front of the frame with an ejection port on the right side. Note that the trigger spring tensions both the trigger and the transfer bar. The sear has a half-moon cut on the rear that Roger Marsh speculates is what the manual safety rotates into, though safety positions changed considerably in various examples of the Type II. The cartridge appears to be the proper size and shape for the 11.35mm Schouboe cartridge.

 

 

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