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Model 1914 Pistol / Re: 1914 Police Issued
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:14:20 PM »
I have a friend who has about 70 pocket models. The majority of them are Weimar police marked examples. The marking variations in the police pistols alone is fascinating area of collecting. Yours like most show that they were carried and saw use which only proves authenticity in my book.

Regards,

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: M1930
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:08:04 PM »
I stand corrected. It is a very nice example. It seems most of these went to China and were used hard. Many were later exported from China to the US where they were refurbished. There are some that were apparently imported from Germany in the 30s and some of those were well kept and in close to or pristine condition today. The hot salt blue finish on a pristine example is something to behold. I have always been fascinated by the C96. Many have told me they think it is an ugly pistol, I only see the beauty of it.

Regards, 

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: M1930
« on: January 17, 2019, 07:38:53 AM »
Vilm,

It is a very nice late example. Unless I am mistaken isn't the stock for an earlier variation?

Regards,

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: mystery c-96
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:53:38 AM »
Mauser would receive orders from a government or agency for a specific number of pistols. Sometimes the order would be serial numbered in its own sequence. As your has an unusually low number for a Large Ring Hammer it could of been part of a special order. This is speculation. Mauser did some unusual serial numbering during the early production of the C96 which has always been confusing to collectors and researchers.

Regards,

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: chinese marks
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:32:11 AM »
To learn about the C86 start here
http://askmisterscience.com/1896mauserbackup/index.html

Regards,

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General Discussion / Re: Happy 2019!
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:27:47 AM »
Yes, To all forum members!

Best regards,

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General Discussion / Re: Happy 2019!
« on: January 01, 2019, 06:22:21 AM »
Happy New Year! Gerben and Alan. Hope you both have a very Mauser year!

Best regards,

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: mystery c-96
« on: December 27, 2018, 05:54:36 AM »
You are most welcome!

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: mystery c-96
« on: December 24, 2018, 06:04:55 AM »
If all matching LRHs in very good condition are usually in the $3000-4000 range. It is hard to be accurate with pictures provided and the current market but this is a good "ballpark" auction estimate. Value goes south quickly if the serial number of even 1 part does not match. I can't tell from the images but how is the rear sight marked 1, 2, 3... or 100, 200, 300...?

LRH are usually in the 10,000 - 40,000 serial number range.

Regards, 

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: mystery c-96
« on: December 22, 2018, 06:09:15 AM »
From what I can see you have a Large Ring Hammer, Flat or Slab side C-96. Not all Flat sides were part of the Italian Navy contract. Some were sold commercially but some were part of a German trials order. The serial number may help and I would have to check some references to verify if there is a marking to indicate if it was part of the trials order. Either way you have a very nice, from what I can see, LRH C96. Congratulations!

Regards,

I just checked a reference and the 3 digit serial number would be consistent with a German trials example. The low serial number does indicate a possible contract pistol.

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: mystery c-96
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:56:38 AM »
Please post some pictures and we should be able to tell you what you have?

Regards,

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: Replica mauser Carabine
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:31:28 AM »
It seems that you are aware that these were made from Chinese exports. The importers would use the examples with badly rusted grip frames to  create these "carbines". The workmanship varies mainly because of the condition of the example being converted. They are easy to spot as they do not have correct carbine features but they are affordable substitutes for a collector and can be fired without the concerns of damaging a rare original example. The hammer on the example shown appears to have been modified to resemble a Conehammer. All created carbines had 16" barrel to be legal in the US.

Regards,

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: New on the forum
« on: December 12, 2018, 07:30:13 AM »
Hello Fred,

Welcome to the forum!

Regards,

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Hello Craig and welcome to the forum. The S.Me. marking is Schutzpolizei Merseburg (Protection Police, Merseburg district) according to "History written in Steel by Don Maus". The other small markings you describe are most likely inspector or production markings indicating passing tolerance or station the part was machined on. The serial numbering is typical of examples of the period.

Hopefully you will be able to find the parts you are looking for. You mentioned barrel bands. The .32/7.65mm pistols did not have them. They only appear on .25/6.35mm examples. The barrel should have a ramped sight. If it has a half round sight it was most likely replaced.

Regards,

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Mauser 7.65 HSc pistol
« on: November 29, 2018, 07:23:52 AM »
7.65mm = .32 APC caliber / Meteric vs English. It is the same round and can be found most places where ammunition is sold.

Regards,

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