The Borchardt C-93 is a semi-automatic pistol developed by Hugo Borchardt in 1893. It is one of the first mass produced semi-automatic pistols, with 3000 being manufactured over a 9 year period, and was tested by various armed forces soon after its introduction, including the US Army, Navy and the Swiss Military.
Despite this, the weapon was never adopted as standard by any power due to its production costs and unwieldy design. Nevertheless, the weapon was influential; the 7.65x25mm round used by the weapon served as the basis of the cartridge developed for the C96 Mauser pistol, while Borchardt's protégé, Georg Luger, went on to design the more commercially successful Luger pistol using the same toggle-lock mechanism used by the C-93.
The C93 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1. Two variants are featured in multiplayer, the C93 Pistol and the C93 Carbine.
— In-game description
It can be unlocked after reaching Support level 10. Among the handguns available to all standard infantry, it has the fastest muzzle velocity, high rate of fire, slightly larger magazine, and generally favorable recoil. However, it is somewhat less powerful, and less accurate while moving.
Compared to other low-damage, high-rate-of-fire pistols, it maintains a muzzle velocity and accuracy advantage (again, except while moving), but has a lower fire rate and longer reload time.
Like the P08 Pistol, the C93's toggle lock mechanism may be slightly disturbing while hip-fired, but manages to stay out of the way while aiming down sight due to recoil.
- The C93 Carbine was originally featured as a developer-only variant of the C93, which could only be accessed by hacking the game.