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i recently aquired this old Styre,and cant for the life of me figure out how to disassemnble it for cleaning,its a 1905 Styre Mannlicher semi auto fixed magazine

it has hardened cosmoline throughout the piece and the action is sluggish due to this,the best advice ive received from my normal haunts was to remove the grips and boil it and douse it with WD-40,lol

needless to say i'll stow it in the sock drawer before i do that

does anyone know how to disassemble it? it has a button just forward of the trigger guard,but when i depress it the slide wont release,ive tried it cocked,uncocked,slide forward,slide back,and all combinations

just forward of the button there is a grip area by the serial #,i also tried forward and backwards for that,and nothing

there is also what appears to be a button by the right grip,but when i slide it nothing removes either

any help would be greatly apprecated











 

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Nice find! This doesn't help you much with your dilemma, but I googled it and couldn't find anything on takedown. I have, in the past, used throttle body cleaner to remove cosmoline in small spaces on firearms that were hard to get to.The small tube nozzle will help you get in the small spaces. Not sure you want to do this in your case. Definately remove the grips before trying and lube it good afterwards as the cleaner will remove all of the oil from the steel. Hope you find some better advice.
 

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thanks,

yea i tried just about every variation of google searchs i could think of before posting in any of the forums

i use break cleaner for cosmo as well as carb cleaner which ever is on sale,lol

the problem here is its hardened,so the intire gun needs to be disassembled and bronze brush that stuff off,there after for maintinance cleaning that would work

to give you an idea,i finally got the dual slide part off,the cosmo had it froze on

it exposed alot of numbered parts,all matched,i removed the grips,and they too are number matched,this is turning out to be a nice find





 

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Might try to get one of the dunk kits from Cylinder and Slide and just soak it for a couple of days, weeks,...

That might loosen things up enough to get the takedown to go easier..
 

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thanks for the suggestion,i had a reply from a fell on one of my regular haunts that has one,and he was a great help

he gave me a guide to get the major parts broken down (which is where im at now),i need to get to the FP,spring,extractor,and such which is where his experiance stops,hes never gone that far

the trap door in the butt of the handle is easy enough to remove the mag spring and follower,so thats covered

the breech block has 2 small screws which i thing one holds the safty assembly,and the other appears to hold the extractor (i know ,wierd),so if i can get that off i should be able to access the FP assembly

i got the cosmo cleaned from the bore,it shows frosting throughout,but no bad pitting,strong lands and grooves,so i think it will clean up alot better once i can run a few rounds through it

pretty neat pistol,its almost identical to the model 1901,having only a couple small differances

i was really surprised to see that the grips were serial matched to the piece as they are the type that were used on the 1901 model,all of the 1905 models ive seen either have grooved grips or checked,,,,its a low serial number so maybe they used leftover MD1901 grips on the early Md 1905 until supplys ran out

great site you all have here,and thanks for the interest,i'll keep you updated,and a range report when i can track down some 7.63 Mannlicher rounds,and hopefully some stripper clips,i was told not to use German surplus as its pressures are too high for the design of the piece
 
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