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Wartime comercial with wooden stock - year of production?
« on: February 16, 2014, 03:24:10 PM »
This rig has been together since may 1945 and no shots fired post war. This was taken from a small German officers group that was arrested, the norwegian groupleader took this rig and kept it as it was then until now.
The gun is serial 383543, all number match!

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Re: Wartime comercial with wooden stock - year of production?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 07:13:41 PM »
It is a wartime pistol (World War 1) with a Prussian military acceptance marking. So it has had an interesting life, having served in two wars and probably inbetween as well.

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Re: Wartime comercial with wooden stock - year of production?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 01:53:53 PM »
I agree, and thank you vlim :)
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Re: Wartime comercial with wooden stock - year of production?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 10:36:47 PM »
I Googled C96 serial numbers..for commercial wartime models. My C-96 Broom starts # with 382325
According ti that site....late 1916-early 1917 ( on the cusp...as it were)
Your  Broom. is most likely 1917 according to my finds.
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