A 7.63 mm C96 Cone hammer Mauser Broomhandle Pistol with serial
No. 12xxx. All numbers matching including the grips & stock.
Pistol has been professionally re-barrelled much earlier & refinished
to a very high standard by "Musgrave & Sons Ltd - Bloemfontein"
the bore is excellent bright and crisp.
The pistol has a rust blue finish with bright bolt, casehardened
cone hammer and lock frame and heat blue small parts, with
walnut grips with 23 grooves. This early Broomhandle as has
all the early distinctive features, such as the large cone hammer,
long extractor, short chamber area, early firing pin retained by
the distinctive dovetailed "U" shaped firing pin retaining block
and the wide trigger that is pinned to a block locked in the receiver.
This specific pistol also has the special tangent rear sight calibrated
for 50-500 yard only found on 1896 pistols manufactured for the
Over 95% blue finish with much peacock blue remaining 80% to small parts.
A lovely clean pistol ideal as a collection piece.
SECTION 7.1 or 7.3 (Pre-1919)
SOLD Ref: GB4250