|PRICE:||R 15,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Short-recoil, Blowback|
|CONDITION||Good used condition - Refurbished|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Mauser C/96 (also known as the Model 1896 and Military Model) is one of the most famous and distinctive, early semi-automatic pistols in history.
Its nickname, ‘Broomhandle Mauser’ is derived from the unusual profile of its wooden grip.
Developed during the 1890s and put into production by Mauser in 1896, the C/96 was a short-recoil, blowback semi-automatic pistol chambered in 7.63mm Mauser, and fed from a 10-round integral magazine located in front of the trigger guard.
Ammunition was loaded into the magazine from the top of the pistol via a stripper clip.
Later Military models were also chambered in 9mmP, which are distinctive by a large number “9” cut into their grip panels and marked in red.
Many C/96s were also supplied with wooden holsters that could be mounted to the rear of the grip to act as a shoulder stock, effectively converting the pistol into a carbine.
The C/96 was produced in many variations over the years (different barrel lengths, smooth and recessed/cut frames, different hammer styles etc) and is one of the most successful and early pistols in history.
They had a reputation for being very reliable, powerful and accurate and was utilized by many military forces.
This gun is in good used, refurbished condition. It is mechanically sound and functional EXCEPT the inside of the barrel/rifling shows substantial wear.
This pistol has been refinished/re-blued, and this finish is still in excellent condition, however there are still some slight grind marks visible on the sides of the magazine (under the finish).
The wooden grips are still in very good condition.
It comes with its wooden holster/stock which is still in very good condition.
Also includes 3 stripper clips and original leather ammunition pouch.
This firearm is suitable as a collector piece as Mauser C/96s are sought after collector guns, particularly due to the inclusion of the wooden holster/stock and other accessories.
Even though it is not in its original condition, it is extremely neat and would still make a very nice display or demonstration piece.
Due to the condition of the barrel of this pistol, I would not recommend it for any type of shooting where any reasonable accuracy is required, however I suggest that a gunsmith should be consulted for a more accurate assessment.