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so, I've been doing all the things you're not supposed to do at home...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by heviarti, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. heviarti

    heviarti Well-Known Member

    So the extractor on my C96 has been bent for a long time, and I've been unable to shoot it effectively.

    After reading an article or two, I pulled the extractor (a spoon is the best tool for this BTW) and stuck it in my wallet. I took it to the family shop, annealed it, bent it back to the right shape, oil quenched it, then burnt it for twenty minutes in the oil. It worked like a charm, and has made it through ten rounds. It also left a better finish than on the pistol .

    now I need to come up with a way to polish the chamber (pitted) so it's not so grabby when it's hot. I'd say a reline is the answer, but I doubt a reline goes all the way into the chamber.
  2. heviarti

    heviarti Well-Known Member

    bump....? anyone? also neef to do something to quit it from piercing primers..
  3. HisSoldier

    HisSoldier Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I've wanted a Broomhandle for many years. Recently someone said that the rifling in broomhandles were shallow and that is the reason so many have lined barrels, that and the fact that the barrel is part of a larger whole and can't be swapped out cheaply.

    BTW, my gunsmith has a wood holster/stock for a Broomhandle, not in real good shape. The wood is split (He says he can fix it easily) and the spring that snaps it to the gun is busted. He asked if I wanted to make a new spring. I looked it over and the spring has to be attached to the mount frame but I can't see where it is pinned (Neither can he). There is no way it is part of the frame. If I could get it off I can replicate it. Anyway, thanks for the post and I hope someone answers. If anyone knows how that spring is attached please tell me.
  4. heviarti

    heviarti Well-Known Member

    there is a good C96 page online that has a good section on stocks and identification thereof. The page also shows how some of the components work. You might find some pointers there.

    I'd very much like a stock for mine, but with the morass of confusion related to approval letters, I'm hesitant to do so. There is a possibility that a C96 can be possessed with a stock without registration as an SBR. Unfortunately, there are three approval letters that say different things. One says original stock only, one says original or repro of original type, and one that says repro only with original attaching iron. This is typical of ATF's contradictory approval letters. I'm also hesitant to give them my address, and possibly create an approval letter that says something else yet.

    Is the stock an original?
  5. HisSoldier

    HisSoldier Well-Known Member

    The stock my gunsmith has appears to be original, but neither I nor he is an expert on Broomhandles.
  6. heviarti

    heviarti Well-Known Member

    so, tell me more about the stock... the least I've seen one for so far is $56 in an auction.

    I am slowly becoming a mauser expert. next I need a reline, my rifling is nearly non-existant. chamber is pitted and grabby too..
  7. HisSoldier

    HisSoldier Well-Known Member

    $56 would sound like a bargain to me, for what that's worth. I can ask the GS what he wants for it as is, but as I said it needs that spring, and it's not a simple leaf spring, it's very odd looking and would take a lot of machining to make, then the heat treating etc.
  8. heviarti

    heviarti Well-Known Member

    the spring you're talking about is in the attaching iron? the only real pain in the butt would be the lid latch spring... it would take a great deal of machinework.

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