SOLD - Mauser C96 Rig - Red 9

Type: C96
Maker: Mauser
Caliber: 9mm
Condition: ~85%
Bore: 6/10
Year: WW1
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Availability: Out of stock
99360 - 14165
2/8/21 - This is a nice example of an all original 'Red 9' Mauser C96 Rig with stock and leather. 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 one has retained roughly 85% of its bluing. Generally, there is minor wear on the high edges and thinning on the barrel and front edge of the frame. There is some light scratching on the underside of the frame. The grips are excellent and matching to the gun. The gun is all matching. Both the gun and stock are "Germany" export marked. The stock is matching to the gun. The stock has an Imperial proof and several markings that look like spades. It also comes with the original leather harness - the stitching on the back looks like it may have been repaired a long time ago. The rifling in the bore is worn and there is minor pitting throughout.
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Condition ~85%
Bore 6/10
Caliber 9mm
Maker Mauser
Year WW1
Type C96