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Old 06-12-2018, 8:37 PM
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Default The only existing video that I could find of the C93 Borchardt shooting

It's unfortunate that the actual screen-time of the famous pistol is so brief. It would be nice for the people of the world to see the worlds first commercially successful semi-automatic pistol operating in high definition.


Perhaps Calguns could come to the rescue? Would anybody who owns a Borchardt, or knows someone who does, be willing to show off for the camera? Instincts tell me that very few would be willing to shoot their pistol worth five figures for the sake of the joy of people on the internet, also I've noted that 7.65x25mm Borchardt is nearly impossible to find. But perhaps there is a collector out there with ammunition who would enjoy the fact that thousands of people around the globe would marvel at the sight of their Borchardt in operation. If we could make this happen it would be a pretty cool thing for firearms enthusiasts.

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Old 06-13-2018, 10:35 AM
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Nice find.

Looks like they only had one round and simply filmed the one shot with multiple cameras. As a filmmaker, Pitfighter might be able to provide some insight. If it were a WWII pistol, I'd think Pit might also be able to fulfill your fantasy.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:31 AM
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Nice find.

Looks like they only had one round and simply filmed the one shot with multiple cameras. As a filmmaker, Pitfighter might be able to provide some insight. If it were a WWII pistol, I'd think Pit might also be able to fulfill your fantasy.

Interesting handguns for sure.

I don't own one - not really something in my collecting wheelhouse.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:59 AM
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Interesting handguns for sure.

I don't own one - not really something in my collecting wheelhouse.
Yeah I think they go for around 30k. Because of this, I understand that those who own one would most likely not want to shoot it. Also the ammunition is darn near impossible to find. I bet a skilled reloader could make something, but again to put a handload into a $30k gun is pretty risky. I just wish there was more footage of this gun firing.
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Old 06-13-2018, 6:03 PM
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as far as I know there are two Borchardts on cal guns. I have one, and I'll let the other owner say if he wants to.

Finding Borchardt ammo is a near impossibility, but even still the risk is too great for me. happy to take pics, etc but I don't plan on firing it.
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Mine won't be fired. Ever. Plenty other stuff to shoot. Would be fun, but too risky for me.
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They are very cool pistols, but I doubt anyone will want to risk firing such an expensive gun.
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Yeah, as I said I completely understand. It would be cool if someone made a copy of it. I bet that wouldn't be cheap either.
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here is a write up I did on the Borchardt

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=827849
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here is a write up I did on the Borchardt

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=827849
Thanks! You post on Reddit too, don't you? I swear I've seen some of your pics on there before.
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If i had one id shoot it. I bet ian from forgotten weapons would be willing to make a vid on it. He's got a high speed camera. Also im pretty sure 7.63 mm Mauser, and 7.65 mm Borchardt are identical calibers both in dimensions, and load.
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If i had one id shoot it. I bet ian from forgotten weapons would be willing to make a vid on it. He's got a high speed camera. Also im pretty sure 7.63 mm Mauser, and 7.65 mm Borchardt are identical calibers both in dimensions, and load.
Ian has made a video before, but he didn't shoot it. If someone were to be able to track down a borchardt owner who's willing to shoot their pistol, it's probably him. I'm not sure about the two different calibers being similar enough to be interchangeable. Perhaps someone with knowledge of the two loads could chime in?
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That's a large firearm. It's no surprise the US military and Law enforcement stuck with revolvers.
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