5/10/17 - This is a nice Prewar Commercial Mauser M1896, produced for the commercial market prior to WWI. It is all original and correct, with matching grips and about 93-94% blue remaining. The wear is generally found on the high edges and barrel, likely from being in a stock. The pistol shows proper features for a Prewar Commercial, such as 7.63mm, 50-1000 meter tangent sight, hole through safety knob, small ring hammer, 6 groove rifling in the bore, and serial in proper range. Bore is excellent. Just an honest, early example that doesn't come around super often!