SOLD FOR: $1225
Model: Steyr-Hahn Model 1911 Chilean Contract
Serial Number: 3194C
Year of Manufacture: 1912
Caliber: 9x23mm Steyr (NOT 9mm Luger)
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Internal Magazine Fed by Stripper Clips
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with a Chilean coat of arms, “3194C”, “STEYR1912?, “MOD.1911”, and at the rear with “S” and a shield Chilean proofmark. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “3194C”. The left side of the frame is marked with the Chilean shield proofmark. The right side of the slide “EJERCITO DE CHILE” and at the rear with a Chilean star proofmark. The right side of the frame at the rear is also marked with a Chilean star proofmark. The top of the extractor and the left side of the hammer have two crossed hammers. The bottom-rear barrel lug is marked “K”, “3194”, and a small circle with a line through it. The top of the follower is marked with a diamond with a cross through it. The bottom of the internal magazine is marked “3194”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed into the front of the slide. The rear sight is a “V”-notch in the rear of the slide between its grasping ears.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood panels with smooth borders. The grips show handling wear with some scattered light nicks, dings and scuffs. There is play between the left panel and frame. There is a spot of material loss at the rear of the left panel. The checkering shows significantly more wear on the left panel. The panels show darker discoloration from age and handling. There are no cracks. Overall, the grips are in Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is gray with well defined rifling. There is erosion and pitting scattered through the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 80% of its current metal finish. The balance is mostly in scattered minor surface oxidation with the most notable oxidation on the grip strap. The front strap shows finish loss. There is thinning at the leading edges, most notably at the front of the slide. There are several scattered light nicks, dings, scuffs and scratches. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and the slide produces minor play to the frame. The trigger is a little heavy, but breaks crisply. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Steyr Model 1911 / Model 1912 pistol can be best described as an evolution of the Roth m1907 pistol. It was designed in around 1910, and entered production in 1911, with first deliveries made to Chile, as Steyr Model 1911. The pistol is frequently referred to as the Steyr-Hahn or “Steyr Hammer” due to its external hammer. The pistol was an Austro-Hungarian sidearm during WWI with other contracts for sales to Chile and Romania. This example is a Chilean Model 1911 produced in 1912. The pistol is in Very Good condition with 80% of its finish remaining and strong mechanics. Please see our photos and good luck!