Mauser C96 Cone Hammer with Westley Richards Gun Case.
A very early 7.63mm Mauser Cone Hammer Broomhandle Pistol Serial
No. 5xxx all matching part numbers including matching numbered
walnut pistol grips and matching shoulder-stock.
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 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 with range intervals (1-10) 100 - 1000 meter only found
on very early 1896 pistols manufactured circa 1897.
Over 85% -/+ blue finish with much peacock blue remaining 80% to
small parts. Barrel lands show wear, which is not uncommon for a pistol
of this era.
Classic Reproduction Period Mahogany Pistol Case with trade label "Westley Richards & Co Ltd"
are also included plus various accessories - Cleaning rod, Brass screw top oil/grease pot,
7.63mm Geladen Patronen box . Ammunition not included or supplied.
A lovely pistol set ideal as a collection piece.
SECTION 7.1 or 7.3 (Pre-1919) or C&R Curio & Relic.