SOLD - Mauser C96 Broomhandle - Red 9 - Matching Stock
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1/17/20 - This is a complete, all matching example of a Mauser "Red 9" broomhandle pistol made during WWI as part of the Imperial German Army contract. 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. This gun retains around 92-94% of its original blue, with nearly all finish loss on the left and underside of the barrel from rubbing inside the stock. Also a bit of finish loss on the front of the magazine well for the same reason. Grips and bore are in excellent condition. All the numbers match, including the grips and the stock. Vivid fire blue is present on several parts. The stock is matching to the gun and in great shape, with imperial proof on the back and no major cracks.
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