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Not to be confused with the Selbstlader M1916

Luger Rifle 1906 IRL

A Luger Selbstlader in reality.

The Luger Selbstlader Model 06 was a German semi-automatic rifle designed by Georg Luger, and patented in England in 1906. The self-loader was heavily based on Luger's iconic pistol design, with its toggle-lock firing mechanism being copied and subsequently scaled up to use the full-sized 7.92x57mm rifle round. The weapon received some modifications over the Luger pistol to improve reliability in muddy conditions, but ultimately did not enter mass production. Only a few prototypes were believed to be manufactured, with at least one surviving to this day.[1]

Battlefield 1[]

This item has a Codex entry: Selbstlader 1906
"A German self-loading rifle prototype based off of an improved version of the P08's toggle lock mechanism."

— In-game description

The Selbstlader 1906 is a self-loading rifle featured in Battlefield 1 for the Medic kit. It is unlocked for purchase upon attaining Medic Rank 10.


"Despite being a basic rifle pattern, this weapon offers high aimed accuracy."

— In-game Description

The Selbstlader 1906 Factory can kill in three shots at any range, similarly to the Mondragón and the Selbstlader M1916, and it possesses one of the highest rates of fire out of the Medic guns. However, it only has a five-round magazine. This means that the Selbstlader 1906 is effectively relegated to success in one-versus-one encounters without counting headshots, as a reload is practically necessary after every kill, and reloads can be long if rounds remain in the gun. In tight situations, it might be preferable for the player to fire any remaining rounds as to initiate a full clip reload instead of inserting individual bullets at a time.

In one-versus-one encounters, precision is necessary as there is a minimal margin for error with its small magazine, which this gun thankfully aids due to its characteristics. Its high rate of fire offsets this somewhat, allowing the player to land three shots in quick succession, but not by much; the Selbstlader 1906 is most effective for a player with a skilled aim.


"Equipped with a bipod and telescopic sight, this self-loading rifle pattern offers improved accuracy over long distance."

— In-game description

The Selbstlader 1906 Sniper variant is a weapon variant introduced in the Spring 2017 Patch. It is unlocked by obtaining 300 kills with the Factory variant and performing 25 kills with Rifle Grenades. This variant features a high-power scope, and a Bipod.

Due to the Selbstlader 1906's extremely tight spread and high rate of fire, the bipod and scope can make it competitive with Scout weapons at long ranges.

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Battlefield V[]

"The same toggle-lock mechanism used on the German
P 08 pistol was also used for a semi-automatic rifle. The design was a success but only a few prototypes were ever built."

— In-game description

The Selbstlader 1906 is a weapon featured in Battlefield V. It was introduced in the first Tides of War expansion, Overture and was unlocked upon completion of the third week challenges. It is currently purchasable via The Company for 1,700Company Coins Logo BFV[2] 

The 1906 is statistically similar to the ZH-29, killing in two shots at any range but limited by somewhat high recoil and a slow rate of fire at 164 RPM (only one RPM faster than a ZH-29 upgraded with Trigger Job). The main difference between their specialization trees is that the 1906 offers Lightened Stock, allowing the user to move faster while aiming down the sights. In exchange it cannot be upgraded with a Detachable Magazine, giving it a slower reload (which can be partially alleviated with Quick Reload) and no way of upgrading the five round capacity. Another severe drawback of the 1906 is that the weapon's reserve carrying capacity is substantially lower than all other SLRs - at 20+5 rounds, this is less than half of what can be carried by the ZH-29. Users may therefore find themselves in need of resupply more frequently.

The Selbstlader 1906's main advantage over other SLRs is that it can be customized with a rare 2x scope, also found on the Ag m/42 and Trench Carbine. It is the only scope available to the Recon class which simultaneously has no lens flare and allows for charger loading.

The weapon's range of Specializations grant general increases to weapon responsiveness. The Rank 1 choice of Bipod can help mediate recoil, which is the highest in its class, as can Recoil Buffer which reduces it to 1.6. Quick Reload can also be beneficial considering the limitations placed on reloading.



Battlefield 1[]

  • There is an unused optical variant for the Selbstlader 1906. The reason for its cut is unknown.
  • When modifying the Selbstlader 1906 Sniper variant through the "Customize Soldier" menu, the "optics" and "magnification" cannot be changed. These are only accessible when modifying the weapon in an active game, or on Battlefield Companion. The same applies to other variants of the Class Rank 10 weapons added in the Spring Update, namely the Hellriegel 1915 Defensive, Huot Automatic Optical and Martini-Henry Sniper.

Battlefield V[]

  • The Selbstlader 1906 will load stripper clips if using anything but the 3x and 6x scopes available to it. 
  • The toggle lock does not animate if the player fires when aiming down a scope. 
  • Presumably due to a development oversight, shooting enemies with the 1906 does not automatically spot them if the player has the Sniper Combat Role equipped.