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MAUSER C96 “BROOMHANDLE” PISTOL – CHAMBERED IN 7.63X25MM MAUSER  Guns > Pistols > Military Misc. Pistols Non-US

The Mauser C96 is a distinctive semi-automatic pistol that was originally produced by German arms manufacturer Waffenfabrik Mauser from 1896 to 1937. The firearm developed the nickname "Broomhandle" in the English speaking world because of the rounded shape of its wooden grips. The C96 is historically significant as the first auto-loading pistol fielded in substantial numbers by the military. As a military sidearm, the pistols saw service in various colonial wars, as well as World War I, the Estonian War of Independence, the Spanish Civil War, the Chinese Civil War and World War II.

The serial number of this specimen places its production sometime during the mid-1920s. Its smaller grips, shorter 3.9-inch barrel, and chambering in the highly penetrative 7.63x25mm Mauser indicates that it is an M1921 “Bolo” variant, which gained its nickname due to its acquisition in quantity by the Bolshevik government (and later the new Red Army) of the embryonic Soviet Union. The Bolo model was also popular elsewhere, as the shorter barrel and smaller overall size made the gun easier to conceal. All external numbers match, with the exception of the bolt stop, which was commonly replaced among pistols used in wartime. Otherwise, the pistol appears to be in original condition, showing considerable bluing fade on the high surfaces and barrel; but retaining its bluing on the recessed surfaces. The wooden grips are in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. The lanyard loop is still intact. Correct rear tangent sight out to an optimistic 1000 meters. There are several Imperial markings on the specimen, but no importation marks. Mechanically, the gun is tight and crisp, like a watch; the bore has intact rifling, but shows darkening in the grooves and some pitting closer to the chamber. There is no rust or pitting anywhere else on the gun. This is a solid example of the Mauser Broomhandle with some imperfections, which is reflected in the price.

Terms and Conditions: We accept money orders, cashier’s checks, personal & business checks, and Visa/MC/Discovery credit cards as forms of payment. Unless otherwise specifically indicated, add 3% to the sales price for credit card payments. We will only transfer firearms to a local Federal Firearms Dealer (FFL) on your behalf. You alone are responsible for contacting your FFL and making arrangements with them regarding the transfer of your firearm. USED FIREARMS have a 3 day non-fire inspection period - if the item received differs materially from the description provided in this listing, it may be returned, on condition that it is sent back unfired, without exchanged parts, in the same condition it was received and with all of the package contents that were shipped with the gun. In case of a return, you will be responsible for all shipping costs. You are responsible for knowing the law of your city and state of residence concerning the legality of the firearm described in this listing. We are not responsible for returns or refunds in the event of your inability to legally own this item for any reason. Please be advised that (1) all firearms are dangerous when handled improperly; (2) you should clean and visually inspect all firearms before firing; and (3) by bidding, you agree to hold seller, and our affiliates, employees, principals and distributors, harmless against damages, injury, or death caused by defective merchandise. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

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Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: .30 Cal. (other)
Location: IN
Item #: 997337685
Stock No.: A000027

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Seller Since: Feb. 2012
Seller Level: Verified
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