A 7.63mm C96 Small Ring hammer 5.5 inch barrel Mauser Broomhandle Pistol with
serial No. 185x02. All numbers matching including the grips. The Gun comes
with an interesting Original, rare Mauser Banner non matching WW1 Wartime
issue Walnut stock - numbered 692. Bore has good strong visible lands, w/
slight frosting which is quite normal for a pistol of this era. A period
holster with wood handlle cleaning rod is also included. The stock has no
cracks as is often found on pistols of this period. There is a very slight
small chip of wood missing by the (stock lid) release button area.
The pistol has a fading rust blue finish with bright bolt,casehardened
small ring hammer and lock frame and heat blue small parts, with walnut
grips with 31 grooves. This Broomhandle has all the early distinctive
features or a Pre-wartime commercial such as the small ring hammer and
short extractor. This pistol was re-issued just prior to the outbreak
of WW1 and has seen service.
This specific pistol also has the special tangent rear sight calibrated
for 50-1000 metre found on early 7.63mm (.30) calibre pistols.
Over 65% -+ blue finish with peacock blue remaining 50% to some small parts.
A nice pistol ideal as a collection piece.
SECTION 7.1 or 7.3 (Pre-1919)