7/7/17 - We have taken in this beautifully engraved Broomhandle Mauser as a consignment gun. Since we have never offered such a nice presentation piece before we are relying on the consignor for much of the description. This is an engraved, Presentation Broomhandle C96. Comes in Cal. 7.63mm. Early Large Ring hammer, extensively engraved, with 5.5″ barrel. As is the case for most factory engraved guns, the acceptance and proof marks have been relocated. In this case, the Crown/Crown/U has been moved from the left side of the barrel and the antler proof on the right side of the barrel is further back than usual. The right side of frame has the 2-line address. We believe the gun is most likely an old re-blue or restoration piece. The finish shows age and wear but when examined with magnification we can see tiny dimples or pinpricks in the metal that have finish over them. It is engraved with a fine scroll pattern that is fairly typical for factory engraved Broomhandles. There is a lanyard ring present on the bottom of the frame. It appears to have all matching parts including the excellent walnut grip panels. Also comes with a matching stock which is also in excellent condition. Bore is excellent with strong rifling. In addition, it is housed in a high quality black, leather bound, presentation case. The case itself has to be worth a couple thousand. Inside the case is a replica cleaning rod and what I believe are replica ammo boxes. I would estimate that an all original presentation Broomhandle assembly like this one would easily top $15,000. We are offering this beautiful collectors piece for considerably less.
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