The Mauser C96 (Construktion 96) is a semi-automatic pistol that was originally produced by .. Also known as the M30 by collectors, it was a simplification and improvement of the M Mauser began production of the Schnellfeuer (rapid fire), their own select-fire, . The Broomhandle Mauser is a popular collector’s gun. : Know Your Broomhandle Mausers. : Know Your Broomhandle Mausers () by Robert J. Berger and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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A small number were rebarreled to 8mm Gasser 8.

It was fitted with a metal forward grip well ahead of the gun knw the muzzle. Mauser manufactured approximately 1 million C96 pistols, [9] while the number produced in Spain and China was large but unknown due to the non-existence or poor preservation of production records from those countries. Customers who bought this item also bought. The result was the Hanyang C.

Ottoman infantry weapons of World War I.

The ‘Broomhandle’ Mauser C One of the World’s Most Iconic Firearms

An extremely successful design, around 98, guns were made overall and they had their own series of serial numbers. See details for additional description. Chinese infantry weapons of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The versions imported from China were built on new semi-auto-only frames; the ATF treats them under the law as new guns and not under the curio and relic exemption.


I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Markings include a six-pointed star on both sides of the chamber and the crest of Sultan Abdul Hamid II a trophy of crossed Turkish flags, various polearms, and a collection of his royal awards and honours and the Muslim year on the square left rear frame panel.

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. The serial number on this particular C96 indicates wartime production with a probable date of combat use sometime inand it has been amnesty stamped.

Mauser C96 With the hinged buttplate pivoted open, the wooden shoulder stock doubled as a holster. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Inthe Italian government ordered Mauser’s first major military contract; an order for 5, C96 pistols for the Italian Royal Navy.

The ‘Broomhandle’ Mauser C96: One of the World’s Most Iconic Firearms

Very minimal wear and tear. Best Selling in Nonfiction See all. The gentleman had no money, but he did have a German pistol he offered in barter. Skip to main content. The case dimensions were nearly identical to those of the ComBloc 7. Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

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Immortalized in movies ranging from The Rocketeer to Star Wars, the characteristic front-heavy architecture lends the gun a distinctive and rakish, almost literary, style. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

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Paperback Books Robert Barrett. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. The British enjoyed the advantage in artillery, modern rifles and machine guns but were still outnumbered two-to-one. Austria-Hungary ordered 50, Mausers in the standard 7. Sell now – Have one to sell?

The Weimar Republic banned the private ownership of military-issue or military-style weapons in an attempt to recover valuable arms from returning soldiers. Share your thoughts with other customers.

The Mauser C96 pistol was extremely popular with British officers at the time and many purchased it privately. BergerPaperback 2 product ratings 5.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Mauser’s first military contract was with the Ottoman Turkish government in Archived from the original on 9 February Compliant confiscated government-issue guns were marked Knpw Besides being chambered for a larger cartridge, the Shanxi.