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KAR 98K Rifle / K98a Muzzle Cover
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:05:11 AM »
My K98a has an original WWI metal clamp-on muzzle cover, which has Crown over N proof mark and I'd like to get some idea of the value of just the cover.   Appreciate any assistance.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: Unusual looking C96
« on: July 15, 2014, 08:23:34 AM »
It is very interesting how someone took a rare Von Lengerke & Detmold marked C96 and turned it into a non-collector value C96!

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Approximate Production Dates for C96 Pistols
« on: July 15, 2014, 08:17:58 AM »

C96 Approximate Production Dates
(Does Not Apply for the 9mm "Red 9" Models)

Serial Number                        Years
1-2000                                  1897
2000-15000                           1898
20000-30000                         1899-1901 (Unknown Gap of 5000)
30000-40000                         1902-1903
40000-50000                         1904-1905
50000-82000                         1906-1911
82000-113000                       1912-1913
113000-153000                     1913
153000-180000                     1914
180000-360000                     1915-1916
360000-430000                     1917-1918
430000-434000                     1920
434000-730000                     1921-1930
730000-922000                     1930-1938

This data has been compiled from many sources and is to be considered to only APPROXIMATELY correct.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: extended barrell
« on: November 29, 2013, 08:53:51 AM »
How much longer?  One inch or 20"?  Action attached?  What does the mean?  Pictures?

I thought there might be some interest is seeing my .22 Caliber conversion kit for 9mm Mauser Military Pistol. It appears to be a modern made kit. This is a conversion kit which will permit the shooting of .22 caliber short ammunition through a 9mm "Red Nine" Mauser Military pistol. It is device which make it into a single shot pistol where each .22 caliber round is placed into a shell holder and this is chamber and fired through the .22 caliber barrel insert. I have not tried it but I don't think the recoil energy from the .22 cal short round will have sufficient energy to compress the recoil spring used for the 9mm ammunition. That is reason why I think it is a single shot unit.  The device is still in its original factory box and appears to be unused. The pistol must be disassembled for the installation of the barrel insert as it is inserted from the chamber towards the muzzle. When installed, there is a special combination tool which is used to tighten the barrel insert to the 9mm barrel.  The .22 caliber short ammunition is loaded into shell holder and the rounds into the magazine. The special design of the base of the shell holder permits the firing of rim fire ammunition ina center fire pistol. I don't suspect any feeding problems as the shell holders are copies of the regular ammunition used in the pistol but I've never used it. There are a total of six shell holders.The markings inscribed on the barrel are:"Lothar Walther PTRD-7923 Konigsbronn 151Kal. .22 Short/9mm Para"The combination tool wrench which was used to tighten the barrel into the 9mm barrel can also be used for pushing out the expended cases from the shell holders. This kit comes in its original box with a cleaning brush.

General Discussion / Re: Odd Gun, But Not Mauser
« on: July 21, 2013, 09:49:45 AM »

I have the opposite problem.  I have very large hands and really enjoy "big" handguns.  A double stacked magazine in .45ACP for me!  I modified my new Whitney so I can attach a suppressor and it makes it really quiet.  What you hear is the slide cycling and the plop as the bullet hits the berm!

When the original Whitney came on the market, it was nicknamed the "The Buck Rodgers Gun" because of its futuristic look and Buck Rodgers being the big TV space program in the late '50's, early '60's.  The aluminum receivers were made by Alco Aluminium Company.  My receiver has the Alco name molded into the cast receiver.  The Whitney was way ahead of its time as it was the first handgun made with a cast aluminum receiver.  I think is was too far ahead of its time and that is what lead to its down fall.  The consensus of the population was, cast aluminium receivers were just not for the manufacture of handguns which resulted in its downfall.

General Discussion / Re: Odd Gun, But Not Mauser
« on: July 20, 2013, 03:08:47 PM »
I would have to say the first one is the most desirable while the factory plated would be second and the standard model lastly in my estimation.  I know of no publications on them so you can take my $0.02 and use if if you like.

General Discussion / Re: Odd Gun, But Not Mauser
« on: July 13, 2013, 04:45:24 PM »
I have both the old and new models of the Whitney Wolverine pistols.  What would you like to know?

The pre-war commercial C96 were in the 7.63mm caliber.  What caliber is your as it has the WWI "Red Nine" wooden grips?  Was it converted from 7.63mm to 9mm caliber?

General Discussion / Re: What do you think of the new forum
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:31:38 AM »
I think that the verification process is excessive.  Are all three of the "challenges" necessary?  I would think just the one with the scrambled letters would be sufficient.


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