SOLD - Mauser Broomhandle Rig - Red 9 - Matching Stock

Type: C96
Maker: Mauser
Caliber: 9mm
Condition: 90-94%
Bore: 9/10
Year: 1916-18
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Availability: Out of stock
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11/19/20 - This is a nice example of an all original 'Red 9' Mauser C96 with matching stock and reproduction harness. Unlike its commercial counterparts, "Red 9" Broomhandles were chambered in the more common 9mm Para caliber, which was used by the German Army and were marked with a large 9 on the grips which was then filled with red or orange paint to help German soldiers differentiate its caliber from the standard .30 mauser cartridge. Only about 130,000 of these very collectible guns were made, with only about 100,000 being accepted by the army and issued to the troops. Considered to be a substitute for a light carbine, they became very popular in trench warfare and were used by some of the Germany's elite crack troops. The gun has about 90-94% of the original blue. It's a little tough to rate as there isn't much actual bluing loss, mainly just on the barrel, but there is some patina throughout. Small parts on the pistol show some fire blue still. The grips are matching numbered to the pistol, with the large red 9 externally, though much of the red paint has worn away. Stock is matching numbered to the gun. It doesn't have any cracks but it does seem lightly sanded. Minty bore.
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Condition 90-94%
Bore 9/10
Maker Mauser
Year 1916-18
Type C96
Caliber 9mm