7/19/18 - This is an original Mauser Bolo pistol from shortly after the Great War. After the Armistice, the Allies imposed restrictions on German arms production, and handguns were limited in barrel length and caliber. Mauser began producing new pistols again in the early 1920s, and while the standard Mauser 7.63 mm caliber was in compliance with the Treaty of Versailles, the 5.5" barrel was too long. Instead of making guns identical to their prewar or wartime commercials but with shorter barrels, Mauser essentially put their prewar Bolo back into production. This postwar Bolo was the standard C-96 made by Mauser through the 1920s. This pistol has a very nice profile view and retains 90+% original blue, with high edge wear (likely from a stock), and some thinning on the back of the frame. The pistol is all matching with excellent plastic grips that are hand numbered to the pistol. Left side of frame is GERMANY marked, and the hammer is properly NS marked for 'New Safety'. Excellent bore and mechanics.