The Schnellfeuer.

by Daniel Russ on July 17, 2016



The Model 712, or the Schnellfeuer ( Fast Firer ) was Mauser’s attempt to build fully automatic handguns. Of course handguns have to be controlled to be accurate and 20th century fully automatic actions didn’t lend themselves to stable firing. Successful fully automatic handheld weapons have been reduced I size to be wieldy. The Czech Scorpion, the H&K MP5 and the Ingram M10 are examples. The Broomhandle mauser was manufactured in Czechoslovakia and China and Germany. It came with an optional attachable shoulder stock, which is why it was called a broom-handled Mauser. It was a selected rate of fire gun with models that could fire a single shot, a semi automatic mode and in fully automatic mode.

It fired a 7.63mm Mauser cartridge and fired at 900 rpms out of a 10 or 20 round magazine.

About 100,000 were made.


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