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Won a pretty Mauser Broomhandle C96 on its way

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rogertc1, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. rogertc1

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    Bought/ won this off Gun Broker yesterday, Pretty:

    Mauser Broomhandle C96 caliber 7.63MM. The barrel is marked Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf N the right side of the receiver is marked Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf A Neckar. On the left side barrel is the crown over U proof mark. There is another proof mark on the right side of the barrel but it is to faint to read. The serial number on this gun is 363260. All exterior parts have matching serial numbers. This gun has a serial number in the range of the Standard Wartime Commercial. The gun has the NS marking on the back of the hammer.The sights are graduated from 50 to 1000 meters. This arm was refurbished by the Mentor Arms Company of Mentor Ohio. Sold with this arm is all the associated paperwork that came with the gun. This includes the original warranty, take down guide, safety instructions, and sales catalog. The company's paper work provides the following information. The barrels are relined.The coil springs,any worn parts were replaced. The finish on the gun has been redone using flat grinders and surface grinder. The company nitre blued the parts that were finish that way on the original and they pickle grayed that same parts as on the original. New grips have been installed. There are only the slightest of handling marks on the gun since it was refinished. The paper work states that the gun was test fired at the factory. I have the test target that was shipped
    with the gun and has the guns serial number on it
    Mauser Broomhandle C96 caliber 7.63MM. The barrel is marked Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf N the right side of the receiver is marked Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf A Neckar. On the left side barrel is the crown over U proof mark. There is another proof mark on the right side of the barrel but it is to faint to read. The serial number on this gun is 363260. All exterior parts have matching serial numbers. This gun has a serial number in the range of the Standard Wartime Commercial. The gun has the NS marking on the back of the hammer.The sights are graduated from 50 to 1000 meters. This arm was refurbished by the Mentor Arms Company of Mentor Ohio. Sold with this arm is all the associated paperwork that came with the gun. This includes the original warranty, take down guide, safety instructions, and sales catalog. The company's paper work provides the following information. The barrels are relined.The coil springs,any worn parts were replaced. The finish on the gun has been redone using flat grinders and surface grinder. The company nitre blued the parts that were finish that way on the original and they pickle grayed that same parts as on the original. New grips have been installed. There are only the slightest of handling marks on the gun since it was refinished. The paper work states that the gun was test fired at the factory. I have the test target that was shipped with the gun and has the guns serial number on it
    Was only $900 with shipping and fee.
    [img]http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/187210000/187210730/pix1366815750.jpg
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    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=187210730
     
  2. TraditionalCatholic

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    Very nice! I've wanted one of those for many years, but doubt I'd ever be able to afford one. Sounds you like an excellent deal, and congrats on the purchase!
     
  3. Sock Puppet

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    Congrats! She looks like a beauty!
     
  4. Vonderek

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    Excellent! A C96 is on my bucket list. One of these days...
     
  5. 19-3Ben

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    Roger-

    The force was with you. That is a fine blaster.
     
  6. akadave

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    Nice gun! I have a 1917 model with matching holster/stock. If you intend to shoot this pistol, make sure you get a new bolt stop and replace the springs. Also have the web of steel between the bolt stop and end of the bolt examined by a gun smith to make sure there are no cracks. These are notorious for having had 7.62x25 run through them my idiots rather than the correct 7.63 Mauser which is milder. This results in cracks in the bolt. Failure sends the bolt directly into the shooter face. Not good.
     
  7. Roswell_Kid

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    "'Pull it farther back and let it snap lightly forward,' the civil said, and I have never heard such a tone of voice. It was grayer than a morning without sunrise.
    "Pablo pulled and let go as the man had told him and the block snapped forward into place and the pistol was cocked with the hammer back. It is an ugly pistol, small in the round handle, large and flat in the barrel, and unwieldy. All this time the civiles had been watching him and they had said nothing.
    "'What are you going to do with us?' one asked him.
    "'Shoot thee,' said Pablo.
    "'When?' the man asked in the same gray voice.
    "'Now,' said Pablo.
    "'Where?' asked the man.
    "'Here,' said Pablo. 'Here. Now. Here and now. Have you anything to say?'

    The Mauser as immortalized in Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940.

    Awesome, cool prize. Congratulations!
     
  8. Carl N. Brown

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    As I have been told, the crown over U on the left is the factory proofmark. A commercial gun, like mine in the 107xxx number range (about 1913), has no mark on the right. The mark on the right would be a military acceptance mark.
     
  9. BlindJustice

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    Nice acquisition, congrats.

    Sounds like you're getting some good info.from fellow owners

    FYI/FWIW - Starline brass offers the 30 Mauser new unprimed brass
    cases for about $87 per 500 which isn't bad for a bottleneck case
    some of Starline's bottleneck cases in other cartrdiges go for over $100
    per 500. Load up mild loads or if you don't load, check with
    Reeds Ammunition & Research - Reed lists it but not in stock

    Randall
     
  10. conhntr

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    Those just look sooo cool. Bt i dont think it had quite the same spark of genius some other arms that share the name have.
     
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