New Made Item: Reputably this exact model holster was worn in Sudan by Winston Churchill who was posted
to serve under General Kitchener ... 21st Lancers while again also serving as a war correspondent, this time
for the Morning Post.
First adopted in WWI by German Officers, these are the leather pistol holsters designed for the Bolo C.96
Mauser Pistol. Each holster comes with an "over the shoulder" bandoleer complete with bullet loops and a stripper
clip pouch. This rig was not designed to be used with the wood shoulder stock holster. Extremely popular with
German Officers and extensively used after WWI in various other parts of the world.
Note: The bandoleer will hold both 9×19mm Parabellum and 7.63×25mm Mauser. While the bullets are different
in size, the case width is virtually identical, due to the Mauser 7.63 being bottleneck.
The Mauser C96 (Construction 96) is a semi-automatic pistol that was originally produced by German arms
manufacturer Mauser from 1896 to 1937. Unlicensed copies of the gun were also manufactured in Spain and
China in the first half of the 20th century.
The distinctive characteristics of the C96 Bolo short barrel 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-barrelled rifle and doubles as
a holster or carrying case, and a unique 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" .
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