Mauser Commercial Model 96 Broomhandle 7.63 M ... 5 1/2" barrel ... adjustable sights (tangent rear) ... semi auto only
Master Engraver Ben Shostle passed away in 2006 leaving behind a legacy of work impressive in both depth and quality. Highly sought after even on more common firearms, the Master's work covering an other wise historic and highly collectible firearm is an opportunity not lightly missed.
The 5 1/2" barrel has a bright, excellent bore. The metal surfaces exhibit a satin nickel finish with the exception of the blued rear tangent sight and are profusely embellished in an acanthus leaf scroll engraving with shaded background. Only the underside of the barrel and frontstrap being left uncovered. The magazine box shows the engraving within bordered ovals and the frame rails display a running wheat border.
The gun is signed at the junction of the triggerguard and magazine box on the right side and Mauser markings are evident on the frame panels. The smooth grips are ivory and rate excellent. Sights include the standard front barleycorn and the tangent rear sight marked for 50 to 1000 meters.
A non original lanyard ring is attached to the frame ring on the bottom of the grip. Included is a walnut presentation case lined in red velvet and French fitted for the pistol along with a stripper clip of 10 dummy cartridges.
This is an impressive work of art as the broomhandle with its flat surfaces lends itself very nicely to the engraving.
SHIPPING INFORMATION: We offer flat rate $35 shipping & insurance to lower 48 states on guns under $2000. Hand guns ship 2nd Day. (M-F delivery only) Long guns ship ground. (3 to 5 days) We offer combined shipping: $35 for first gun and $15 for each additional in same box. Shipments will be delayed on any holiday. Alaska & Hawaii will be calculated on each order. Buyer pays all shipping costs. We make every effort to ship the same day we receive payment & paperwork.
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