For the Bolo Mauser C96 with Small Grip Frame.
Beautifully made (hand fitted) European walnut pistol grip with brass escutcheon
and salt blued steel screw for the C96 Bolo Mauser Broomhandle Pistol 1921 - 1930.
Mass-production up until 1930. It was sold in quantity to armies in the
contested Baltic region and was carried by the Poles, Lithuanians, German
Freikorps and White Russians. The Bolshevik government (and later the new
Red Army) of the embryonic Soviet Union, purchased large numbers of this
model in the 1920s or appropriated them from their defeated enemies.
The distinctive pistol became associated with the Bolsheviks and was thus
nicknamed the "Bolo". The "Bolo" model was also popular elsewhere, as the
shorter barrel and smaller overall size made the gun easier to conceal.
There was also a transitional version in 1930 that used the "Bolo" frame but
with a longer 132 millimetres (5.2 in) barrel.