Author Topic: C96 WWII  (Read 2339 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Mauserman

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 21
  • Karma: +0/-1
    • View Profile
C96 WWII
« on: January 08, 2017, 02:10:21 AM »
As a retired U.S. Army officer, I've always enjoyed military history and memorabilia.  Given retired pay (started some years ago) doesn't allow for a really big collection, I have a few. I just recently picked up a 1903 Springfield (w/bandoleer) and a 1944 serial number M1 Garand.  I also have a Yugo M48 for which I need to find clips and Ammo. However, how I obtained the C96 Mauser below I think is interesting.  It is all original. I can post more pix in a separate post or two, unless there's a way to post multiple pictures. I had a friend come over one day. He showed me this C96.  He said his father brought it back from WWII.  It sat in his fathers closet for over 50 years.  Subsequently, his father passed away.  Knowing I liked guns of all kinds, he said he didn't really have any interest in it and said he'd like me to have it.  How could I refuse?You can see how worn the case is and what surely look like homemade repairs with tacks and brass. The strap and the cord appear to be original to the gun as well.According to oldguns.net, the date of manufacture for the serial number (198345) is 1911 - 1915 but also says "standard prewar commercial models fall in the 39,000 to 274,000.I'm anxious to have your observations and comments.  I also need to find a great C96 gunsmith to check it out for me if you know of any.  I  don't intend to restore it, but perhaps clean it up to prevent further deterioration.  I'd love to shoot it. Many more pix, but only four here.  Thanks all!Lou2016 Utah State Cowboy Action Shooting Champion (Cattle Baron Class) (Old Farts) 😇NRA Life

1914mauser

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 646
  • Karma: +24/-0
    • View Profile
Re: C96 WWII
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 07:37:55 AM »
Lou,

Welcome to the forum, It is hard to determine very much about your C-96 from the pictures provided but you seem to have some knowledge about model, variation. The leather on the stock appears of Asian origin to me but it could be European and match the WWII bring back story. The pistol, appears well worn which is also more typical of an example from Asia. Some detailed pictures could reveal more. They are fun to shoot but do get it checked out by a qualified gunsmith before you do. Congratulations on your acquisition!

Regards,
B. Mason
NAPCA member, NRA life member
aim small, mis small

Mauserman

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 21
  • Karma: +0/-1
    • View Profile
Re: C96 WWII
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 09:02:10 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  How can I upload more pictures?  I have about 15 more.


1914mauser

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 646
  • Karma: +24/-0
    • View Profile
Re: C96 WWII
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 06:33:47 AM »
Please go to this link to see if it helps answer your question.

http://www.mauserguns.com/forum/index.php/topic,121.0.html

Regards,
« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 06:38:52 AM by 1914mauser »
B. Mason
NAPCA member, NRA life member
aim small, mis small

mauserfan

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 39
  • Karma: +8/-0
    • View Profile
    • My Google Page
Re: C96 WWII
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 03:21:42 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  How can I upload more pictures?  I have about 15 more.
You can only add 4 at a time using the "ATTACH:" file option below the box where you type in your responses.  Its better to just link to the images on another service such as http://Flickr.com or http://photobucket.com/ and similar sites. 
More details at the link that 1914mauser suggested: [size=0px]http://www.mauserguns.com/forum/index.php/topic,121.0.html[/size][/color]


Thank you!
Never Enough Mausers!