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German MAUSER C96 Broomhandle Pistol PRE-WWII Chambered in 7.63x25mm C&R With HARDWOOD HOLSTER / SHOULDER STOCK
German MAUSER C96 Broomhandle Pistol PRE-WWII Chambered in 7.63x25mm C&R
With HARDWOOD HOLSTER / SHOULDER STOCK
Here we present a Mauser C-96 Broomhandle Pistol, made circa 1920 with a production run between 1896 and 1937. The Mauser Construktion 96 was the Mauser Company’s most successful pistol and was even used by the likes of Winston Churchill during the Boer Wars. He is attributed as saying that it was “the best thing in the world”.
The distinctive characteristics of the C96 are the integral box magazine in front of the trigger, the long barrel, the wooden shoulder stock which gives it the stability of a short-barreled rifle and doubles as a holster or carrying case, and a grip shaped like the handle of a broom. The grip earned the gun the nickname "broomhandle" in the English-speaking world, because of its round wooden handle, and in China the C96 was nicknamed the "box cannon" because of its rectangular internal magazine and that it could be holstered in its wooden box-like detachable stock. With its long barrel and high-velocity cartridge, the Mauser C96 had superior range and better penetration than most other pistols of its era. The 7.63×25mm Mauser cartridge was the highest-velocity commercially manufactured pistol cartridge until the advent of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935.
China enjoyed these Broomhandle pistols because they were good guns and they were able to get them. The US and others on the international stage enforced an arms embargo from 1919-1929. This one has some small Chinese characters on the bottom left side.
This overall condition is very good. The action is strong. The bore is semi-bright in good shape. Visible numbers match. Both grips show their age and maturity but remain in good shape. The holster/attachable stock is in very good condition and is marked “1920”.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5-1/2 inches.
Caliber: 7.63x25 Mauser Auto
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.