Unfortunately I cant add anything to the use or history of these fine weapons. I just wanted to say that it is a fine looking Steyr, nice buy. I have a soft spot for weapons of the Austro-Hungarian empire, especially those made in Budapest. I just got my Frommer Stop a week ago.
Good luck with your new piece of history.
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Your tactics suck"- Unknown