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rbhouston

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beat up C96....want a shooter
« on: September 02, 2014, 01:17:43 AM »
I have a C96....1896 model that I bought several years ago at a gun show.  Really pitted and a dark smooth bore.  I'd like to make it a shooter.  Does anyone rebore these to 9mm with new rifling?

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Re: beat up C96....want a shooter
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 08:11:14 PM »
I'm doing the same research online.  It seems there aren't as many now as before, and I've read complaints about some of those! One that seems to be a good bet is a place called Redmans, in Washington state.  I'm waiting for my C96 to show up.  Its 7.63 and the ad said the bore was "worn".......probably like a shotgun. If so, I'll get it relined, same caliber as I already have a Czech CZ75 and a 1916 Luger.  I also read an old post, and saw some pics of a weapon "re-barreled" by someone in California who used to cut off the barrel and weld on a new one........in the pics you couldn't tell.
Michael D. Berk
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