You can see the mainspring. The bluing is semi glossy and beautiful to look at. Based on that, this one should be a breeze. What I can say is that its the finest I own. Last we heard there were about 1. Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! This one happens to be in meters, however.
This is a 700 series pistol. They were totally hand built on a custom, one at a time basis in Heidelberg, Germany. We are only aware of the sub-100 serial block 1983-1985 , the 700 series 1986 , the 800 series 1987 , the 900 series 1992 and the 1200 series, so the total tally of 400 units seems a bit optimistic to us. I just love heavy target pistols. The principal problem facing Herr Budichowsky at this time is economic. The pin on the bolt is the loaded chamber indicator which sticks out the back for a visual and tactile reference. Then slide in the bolt, taking care to make sure the indicator goes into the correct hole and does not get bent, until the bolt snaps into place.
This is not just an ultra high end show piece. Edgar Budischowsky signs his guns. As far as I know, the patent for the design was granted in 1979 and production started in 1983. I even put it above the old custom Sphinx pistols from Switzerland, which is really saying something because those are very hard to beat. They are both ultra high quality and extremely rare. The biggest visual differences are the trigger position and the addition of the right side thumb safety. For its construction, the primary focus was build quality.
While I own many guns that do the same thing, the Korriphila literally feels like one solid piece of steel in my hands. Here is a quick picture of my Korth and Korriphila together. However, the Korriphila is right there in the mix with the pride of Switzerland. Of course, the prices of those are about as outrageous as this gun, if not more so in some cases. There is no bluing loss or scratches. The magazine is nicer than some pistols I own. Its probably in the 5lb neighborhood, but it feels great.
Far more likely that their annual production estimate is the upper bound on the average production to date. The trigger is very crisp, though not overly light. The latch at the top rear of the slide racking serrations releases the bolt head for disassembly and cleaning. Its been a very, very long time coming. From what I understand, these pistols were built at a rate of about 30 per year. Until then, the 459 introduced in 1980 is the duty 9mm of choice.
Which reminds me of a question I wanted to ask you. Notice the cut out indentation where the roller will sit. The magazine is crimped to accommodate 9mm Para cartridges in a. It was basically manufactured with no regard to cost whatsoever. I just love heavy target pistols. As mentioned above, 827 does not represent the 827th pistol built.
The majority were built in. The roll marking is perfect. The fact that both use a roller delayed blowback is also unusual. The wood grips are tastefully hand checkered. Both are way off the charts. Its probably in the 5lb neighborhood, but it feels great. In later models, you would need to thumb the hammer as well in order to decock.
The oiled wood grips are tastefully cross-hatched in a pattern similar to the metalwork. Internally, the gun is a marvel of craftsmanship with everything fit like a Swiss watch. The authors have also seen one that was 21mm 0. All other considerations were secondary or, in the case of cost, barely a consideration at all. Nothing extraneous moves while its cycling. Of course, the prices of those are about as outrageous as this gun, if not more so in some cases. Budischowsky was a Czech gun designer who lived and worked in Heidelberg, Germany.
Bolt, safety and firing pin. Its simply the 27th pistol built in the 800 serial number block. The further transition from single to double stack capacity is a foregone conclusion, but the age of the polymer pistol is just now dawning. We are both students and collectors of high end pistols from all over the world. I think that's the nicest pistol you own, and that's saying something. Why the designer used these blocks of numbers instead of one continuous string, I have no idea.
Racking the slide takes some effort. There is no bluing loss or scratches. This also may be easily corrected on order. Further field stripping consists of pushing in the dimple on the small lever on the right side of the slide to release the firing pin assembly from the slide itself. Its probably in the 5lb neighborhood, but it feels great. They were built in extremely limited numbers less than 30 per year to the specifications of their customers.