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Hello, Thank you for your response. I have several books on broomhandles but have never heard of a long barrel bolo. When you say the barrel shortening would have been done in the tool stage what do you mean, that is not a term I am familiar with. Thanks, Matt

It's not common. But there were some, in both prewar and postwar.

The general shape of the barrel does look correct for this s/n. Most likely, this gun was converted from a rare long barrel bolo. Unlike regular bolo, long barrel bolo did not have sight band. Looks to me one previous owner shortened the barrel, and welded the original front sight on this new location.

Of course, this was not done in its collector stage. It's done in its tool stage long long time ago.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: 1897 C96 Mauser Broomhandle flatside
« on: April 29, 2015, 07:35:52 PM »
Should be a Chinese made copy. So called "Taku Naval Dockyard Flatside" has features that you described.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: Pawn shop find: Mauser Broomhandle Red 9
« on: February 16, 2015, 07:00:18 AM »
I got it for much less than market value. Here are two comparable pistols

Nice one. It could come cheap. Once I met a gardener, who wanted to sell a Red 9 that his father left to him. Unfortunately, he had already consulted a local dealer, the dealer told him it might sell a couple of thousands. So his mind stucks on that number and refused to go lower. I had to pay what he wanted. Needless to say, it could come much lower.

But no comparison with the 2nd one in the links though. That's a 9mm Mauser Export caliber pistol, which is much rarer then Red 9.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / C96 Stocks
« on: May 11, 2013, 04:46:56 AM »
C96 pistol's signature accessory is a hollow wood box, made of walnut or oak. The C96 wood stock/holster is collectible today around the world.

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