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Korriphila HSP 701

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Dacos, Dec 25, 2002.

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  1. Dacos

    Dacos Member

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    This gun looks like it's the pinnacle of handguns. I know its price is steep, as high as Korths, and was wondering who their distributor was in the U.S. or Europe. I know Intertex Maschinebau GMB is the parent company and several links suggest Intertex in the states handles the distribution. But the latter, Intertex Carousel, looks like it only deals with industrial fabric machines. Does anyone know of a dealer for the Korriphila?
     
  2. mlk18

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    I don't know any more than you do about this pistol's importer,
    but thought I would add a picture for reference (click link, for
    some reason the picture didn't post). I have also added a couple
    links that you may or may not have already found.

    http://www.fegyver.org/ismertet/korriphila_hsp701.html

    http://www.korriphila.com/


    It reminds me of a re-engineered Makarov with a longer barrel
    and slide.


    mlk18
     
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    Trying to post the picture again. Nope, didn't work.
    Something is apparently wrong.
     
  4. max popenker

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    this is the Korriphilla "Odins Eye" pistol pic. Silde & frame machined from blocks of damascus steel. wow.

    the action is sligtly unusual, being a delayed blowback with single roller (somewhat like to H&K P9s, but different reincarnation :D )
     
  5. KMKeller

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    MLK18 - I don't know whether you noticed it or not, but that delicate little hand on the HK on your first link belongs to our own Runt of the litter. That picture is directly off of Oleg's site. His fame spreads!
     
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    Wow, he's everywhere! Impressive.


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  7. Higgins

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    Just out of curiosity, Max Popenker, where did you learn that it operates on delayed blowback? I'd be interested in learning more. Thanks.
     
  8. Daniel Watters

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    For what its worth, American Handgunner ran an article about it in their March/April 1985 issue. The test pistol belonged to Irv Stone (Bar-Sto). The single roller is located roughly where the disconnector notch would be on a M1911's slide.
     
  9. Higgins

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    Thanks for the info, D. Watters. I'll have to look for a copy of that American Handgunner article.

    In the meantime, I was able to pull up what I believe is the patent for this particular breech design. The patent is in German, but from the diagrams accompanying it the design looks to be a variation or modification on the roller system utilized in HK's G3 rifles and P9S handgun. Same principles in play and really the same design, only cut in half.

    As I read the diagrams, I picture the G3/P9S two piece bolt design rotated 45 degress so the roller(s) point north and south. Then eliminate the top roller so you only have one. Finally, have the roller sit in a recess in the pistol frame instead of a barrel extension, and voila, the Korriphila delayed blowback breech. Same as the HK roller system, only "simplified."
     
  10. Dacos

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    Higgins - Thx for the mechanical description. I knew the HSP 701 was similar to the HK P9S, but up 'til now I wasn't aware of any discrepancies. It should have occurred to me to look up the patent - was it filed in the USPTO or did you find the international copy?

    I heard only 100 or so of these handguns are manufactured per year and distributed like Ferraris, e.g. one has to almost be invited to make a purchase. I'm turned off by such tactics but I do appreciate unique designs, especially if they offer some unique advantage as roller delayed actions do as far as recoil + accuracy.

    Shoot well.
     
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    That's a sharp looking pistol!:cool:
     
  12. Higgins

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    Dacos, I found it through a search of the European Patent Office. Patent No. DE2822914. I don't recall whether it had a corresponding US patent no. Good hunting.
     
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