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Steyr M1912 IRL

The Steyr M1912, also known as the M.12, is a semi-automatic pistol, chambered in 9mm Steyr, and developed by Austrian firm Steyr Mannlicher for the Austro-Hungarian army, who adopted it in 1912. During World War I, the weapon was supplied to the professional units of the Austrian Landwehr while older designs were issued to the conscripted Common Army. In the same period, orders for the M1912 were fulfilled for Imperial Germany, in addition to Romania and Chile. Its use continued in World War II, where pistols in 9mm Luger were produced for the Wehrmacht after Austria's annexation.

The weapon possesses a fixed magazine in the grip, which is fed from the top using 8-round stripper clips. The M1912 performed admirably during World War I, where its robust operating system proved resilient to the adverse conditions of the trenches.

A select-fire machine pistol variant of the weapon was produced during the First World War, known as the M.12/P.16, and comes with an extended 16-round magazine and is often fitted with a shoulder stock.

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Repetierpistole M1912Edit

This item has a Codex entry: Repetierpistole M1912
"With very few moving parts this durable pistol was originally issued to the Austrian Landwehr in 1914, the M.12 saw service in both World Wars."

— In-game description


The Repetierpistole M1912 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1.

The pistol is somewhat unique due to its fixed magazine, permitting reloading only using a stripper clip. For a non-empty reload, the remaining rounds must first be ejected (the player does not lose the bullets emptied in this manner) before a fresh clip is inserted. This makes the M1912 one of the only sidearms to reload faster when completely empty.

This weapon encourages a relatively unusual playstyle among pistols. It has an identical rate of fire and magazine capacity to the Mle 1903, but less damage falloff. This makes the weapon unusually suitable for finishing off enemies at a healthy distance, assuming they are already damaged. Furthermore, its lack of a removable magazine encourages always emptying the magazine before reloading - even if it is not necessary. As an example, if there are less than 4 shots in the magazine it is much quicker to fire them off and reload than go through the mid-magazine reload sequence. Besides that, the M1912 is a very reliable weapon.

The Repetierpistole M1912 fills the role of medium-damage, medium rate-of-fire pistol for the Support kit. It is quite similar to the Medic's C96 in this regard.


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Maschinenpistole M1912/P.16Edit

This item has a Codex entry: Maschinenpistole M1912/P.16
"A select-fire version of the Austrian M1912 pistol, equipped with an extended magazine, and a shoulder stock for stability in automatic fire."

— In-game description


The Maschinenpistole M1912/P.16 is a weapon that was introduced in Battlefield 1: Turning Tides expansion for the Assault class.[1]

It features a high rate of fire, comparable to the Frommer Stop Auto. It reloads using the same 8-round stripper clips as the pistol variant, but with double the capacity. Rounds remaining in the magazine are no longer ejected at the start of a reload, and the gun can also be reloaded with individual rounds instead of just stripper clips.

There are two variants of the weapon. The Storm variant is the fully-automatic version with iron sights. The Experimental version was added in the Weapon Crate update on May 7 2018, and features a two-round burst fire mode and a lens sight.


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Battlefield VEdit

"The M1912 was a rugged and dependable pistol with an integral magazine. First used in World War I, the German Army ordered 60,000 pistols when Germany annexed Austria in 1938."

— In-game description


The Repetierpistol M1912 is a weapon featured in Battlefield V. It was confirmed in an official blog post detailing changes to the Combat Roles system.[2]


TriviaEdit

  • Repetierpistole means "repeating pistol" in German, and Maschinenpistole means "machine pistol" in German.
  • The number of rounds that flies out of the gun during the non-empty reload corresponds to the actual number of remaining rounds inside the gun.
  • The Maschinenpistole M1912/P.16 is the only weapon not used by the Scout class that can have the Radium Sight equipped in lieu of the standard iron sights.
  • The Maschinenpistole M1912/P.16 originally had a 1200 RPM fire rate, but the in-game menus reported it as 900 RPM. The fire rate was lowered to the correct level in the January 2018 Update.
  • The empty reload of the Maschinenpistole M1912/P.16 loads in two 8-round stripper clips with different animations, making the empty reload technically a unique reload animation.

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