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    Default 8mm Stripper Clip for 1907 Roth-Steyr pistol

    I recently acquired a 8mm Roth-Steyr pistol and am looking for a stripper clip for loading it. Anyone know where I can locate one or what can be used as a substitute? Repo's are OK. Been through all the search engines and most all the big name on-line auctio site with no luck. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Tough to find. Originals usually go for $100+.
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    I wish they were only $100, last couple I've seen sell went for over $200+ without the ammo

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    Yup, they are very expensive. You do know you don't need them to load the pistol, you can use the square button to lock the slide open and then just load into the magazine from the top just like you would an external magazine.

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    Reproduction clips go for $100... They have Hebrew symbols on them and are easily recognizable as reproductions.
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    $100 is very expensive for a reproduction stripper clip, especially since you don't need them to load the pistol. Repro 1907 holsters are around $35

    I personally would love one original clip, to go along with my original holster and pistol

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkefj View Post
    Yup, they are very expensive. You do know you don't need them to load the pistol, you can use the square button to lock the slide open and then just load into the magazine from the top just like you would an external magazine.

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    Frank..... Thanks for the info. I did not know that and I am going to try it out right now. I wondered what that button was for.......

    Frank.... I must be doing something wrong. I pressed the little square button at the top of the slide on the left, but it did not hold the slide back. It didn't press in as far as when the slide is closed. What do you think? Am I doing it worng or do you think I need to pull the gun apart and see if it is not aligning with a cut in the bolt to keep it locked back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Reproduction clips go for $100... They have Hebrew symbols on them and are easily recognizable as reproductions.
    Nick.... Do you have a source for the repoduction clips???

    I saw one on Ebay 2 days ago that was from Austria. Original with Austrian markings. It sold for $350+

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    I have two to go with the pistol here - one has a W inside a circle and the other has a stylized C and R (looks like) inside a circle. If I had to guess, I would say the circle W was original and the other an old repro.
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    I believe you have to pull the slide back as far as you can, then push the square button in, then release the slide slowly.

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    Frank..... Thanks for the info. I did not know that and I am going to try it out right now. I wondered what that button was for.......

    Frank.... I must be doing something wrong. I pressed the little square button at the top of the slide on the left, but it did not hold the slide back. It didn't press in as far as when the slide is closed. What do you think? Am I doing it worng or do you think I need to pull the gun apart and see if it is not aligning with a cut in the bolt to keep it locked back?

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    The W and GR markings are both original Austrian, not repros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny c. View Post
    The W and GR markings are both original Austrian, not repros.

    Thanks Jonny!
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    Johnny.... Do you have the specs on an original recoil spring for the 1907?? I found out the the recoil spring was fully compressed and not allowing the bolt to go back far enough for the "button" to catch in the slide (tried it assembeled without the recoil spring and marked the bolt to where it stoped and locked up properly). I shortened the spring about 3 coils and it now works properly. However, I think the recoil spring was replaced by one that was not factory specs. I am going to tear the gun apart again tomorrow and measure the spring diameter inside and outside, and the spring thickness and post the results.

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    Sorry......as an ammo collector I know a bit about the strippers, and find one or two every couple of years. I know next to nothing about the pistols themselves, however. Doesn't surprise me at all that the previous owner couldn't find a spec spring and substituted something "close". Wolff Springs doesn't list one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny c. View Post
    Sorry......as an ammo collector I know a bit about the strippers, and find one or two every couple of years. I know next to nothing about the pistols themselves, however. Doesn't surprise me at all that the previous owner couldn't find a spec spring and substituted something "close". Wolff Springs doesn't list one.
    Thanks for the reply Johnny. Tried all the parts stores I know of.... Numerich, Sarco, Wolf Springs, Bob's Gun Parts and several others. Guess next step is to find a patent number and try finding the Austrian Patent drawing. Maybe I'll get lucky....

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    i sold one for a bargain $210 shipped to a fellow from this board,i had no use for it and he needed it.

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    About a year ago I picked up 4 of these clips w/ammo. The first 2 I paid $212 for the pair. The other 2 I paid $215 each. The icing on the cake was the original ammo still in the clips. May give you an idea of the price you can expect to pay.

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    I'm going to a big cartridge collector show next month and I've found one or two there before. One member has promised first dibs (wink), but RetE8USN, I'll let you know if I have any available after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny c. View Post
    I'm going to a big cartridge collector show next month and I've found one or two there before. One member has promised first dibs (wink), but RetE8USN, I'll let you know if I have any available after that.
    Johnny.... 2nd dibs is fine with me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetE8USN View Post
    Nick.... Do you have a source for the repoduction clips???

    I saw one on Ebay 2 days ago that was from Austria. Original with Austrian markings. It sold for $350+
    Unfortunately not at this moment. I had quite a few of them, but thinned my collection.

    And I ain't tellin' how much the real holsters cost. Repro holsters? Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Unfortunately not at this moment. I had quite a few of them, but thinned my collection.

    And I ain't tellin' how much the real holsters cost. Repro holsters? Why?
    Nick.... Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it.

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