Mauser C96 Conehammer Circa 1897 with Shoulder Stock.
C96 Cone hammer 7.63mm Mauser Broomhandle Pistol with all
matching Part numbers including grips and Walnut Shoulder stock
Very Early Serial No.75xx.
This early Mauser 7.63mm "C96" Conehammer semi-automatic
pistol retains all the original features you would expect to find on
an Early pistol of this period. Excellent 23 line matching numbered
walnut grips with matching numbered walnut shoulder stock.
This pistol originates from South Africa and is Early Boer War Period.
Regimental Arsenal store numbers have been added to the
the r/h side
upper frame. On the r/h side of the barrel almost halfway down
is stamped W 1893 - Which possibly signifies a date.
Pistol has a frosted bore (not uncommon for this vintage error) with
good barrel visible lands. Rust-blued upper & Lower frame, Peacock
blue (nitre-blue) extractor,Rear sight assembly (graduated from 50
to 500m), Bolt stop, Dovetail firing-pin retainer, safety lever,
Magazine plunger, Lanyard ring. Straw to Trigger assembly, Lock
- frame stop and firing pin end.
Pistol has some holster wear to the underside of the barrel. The shoulder stock
has a lovely gold colour patina to the wood and is without any hairline cracks.
The Stock lid shows a professional early repair. And the Stock hinge-plate retains
approx 90% -/+ of its original bluing.
An exceptionally nice collectors investment pistol.
Early Mausers were imported from Germany by "Westley Richards
& Co Ltd" who resold them to other British Gun-makers who sold
them to military personnel serving in the far away colonies.
Probably the most famous of these being Winston Churchill and T.E.
Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia.
Category: UK Section 5, UK Section 7.1 (Pre-1919)., UK Section 7.3., USA Curio
& Relic C&R License. Export/Import Licence Required.