MAUSER BROOMHANDLE. 1899 ITALIAN NAVY CONTRACT, WITH STOCK. EXTREMELY RARE!!!!
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C-96 MAUSER BROOMHANDLE. 1899 ITALIAN NAVY CONTRACT, WITH STOCK. EXTREMELY RARE!!!
SERIAL NUMBER 189X
MATCHING-NUMBERED EXTERIOR PARTS
ADJUSTABLE REAR SIGHT, MARKED 1-10
“DV” PROOF ON LEFT SIDE OF CHAMBER
“CROWNED AV” PROOF ON UNDERSIDE OF BARREL
SMALL PARTS ARE FIRE-BLUED.
MAUSER-MARKED WOOD HOLSTER STOCK, WITH MATCHING NUMBER.
NO IMPORTER MARKINGS.
WORN, SMOOTH BORE. NO RIFLING REMAINING.
***NOTE: ACCORDING TO ITALIAN REFERENCES, APPROX. 1200 MODEL 1899 PISTOLS WERE LOST IN ACTION...EITHER SUNK ABOARD SHIPS AND SUBMARINES, DAMAGED, OR OTHERWISE DESTROYED.
THEN, IN THE 1950'S, APPROX. 3000 SURVIVING MODEL 1899'S WERE TAKEN FROM NAVY ARSENALS AND WERE (COLD-PRESSED) DESTROYED, PER ORDER OF THE NEW ITALIAN DEFENSE DEPARTMENT.
***IT IS ESTIMATED THAT A TOTAL OF NO MORE THAN 500 TO 800 MAUSER MODEL 1899 PISTOLS REMAIN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
***This gun was selected to be restored because of its EXTREME rarity, even though the bore has no rifling remaining.
This gun was professionally restored by a retired German gunsmith who had previously worked for many years at the Mauser factory in Germany.
This gun was obtained directly from the personal collection of the man who oversaw the importation of nearly all the imported surplus military weapons from China during the 1970’s & 1980’s.
He had one of the finest military collections in the United States.
***PLEASE SEE MY MANY OTHER LISTINGS***
Price: REDUCED TO $4195.00
Model: BROOMHANDLE C96. 1899 ITALIAN NAVY.
Serial Number: 189X
Condition: 99%+ (RESTORED)
Metal Condition: 99%+ (RESTORED)
Wood Condition: REPLACED GRIPS
Bore Condition: NO RIFLING REMAINING
Manufacture Date: 1899