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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: ???????????
« Last post by 1914mauser on December 05, 2022, 08:23:48 AM »
Yes, just not a whole lot of traffic here. Regards,
C96 / C12 Broomhandle / ???????????
« Last post by henry bucki on December 04, 2022, 03:09:20 PM »
is still an active forum  i was thinking it wasnt anymore??
Model 1914 Pistol / Help Please - magazine catch is broken :(
« Last post by ahmetergin on December 04, 2022, 11:07:26 AM »

hello dear friends
I am writing from Turkey
I couldn't find this part anywhere.
please help me

Non Gun Items / Re: Music please
« Last post by mauserfan on November 30, 2022, 04:02:01 PM »
Now thats pretty cool. You should record it to an MP3 / MP4 and put it on YouTube with a slideshow of Mauser images.

Thanks for sharing. really cool and unusual
Sorry for the delay in email had this in the junk folder.

The broomhandle has some internal non-matching numbers but it has a good bright bore which is uncommon. It is a good, tight shooter and it also provides an opportunity to educate those who have never held or shot one when I take it to a range or event. Its a prewar commercial that dates to 1913-1915. I swapped out the original grips with these black rubber repos I had simply because I like the looks of them on the gun.

I had the Bolo rebored to 9mm about 30 something years ago and both are reliable shooters. I collected many internal parts for these weapons starting three decades ago to insure I would be able to keep them running for years to come. The Bolo dates to around 1921-1923.
I had a P08 DWM Luger many moons ago and I am starting to get luger fever again, so I am starting to look for a P06 or P08 in decent shootable (or rebuildable) condition.
Model HSC Pistol / Re: Mauser .380 acp improvements?
« Last post by vlim on November 27, 2022, 05:48:54 PM »
Get a .32 acp barrel. These guns can easily be.swapped from
.32 to .380 and vice versa.
Model HSC Pistol / Re: 1940 HSc help
« Last post by mauserfan on November 25, 2022, 12:24:18 PM »
Nice piece Iceberg13!!
Model HSC Pistol / Re: WWII HSC in .380
« Last post by mauserfan on November 25, 2022, 12:21:53 PM »
Well done! 
Love that gun. I owned one a few years ago and enjoyed it.   Do you have a photo of yours?
I think I love the Luger more overall, but the look of the C96 more.

And yes, my dad was "horse trader" too.  He was an auctioneer and supplemented the family income with buying and selling antiques of all sorts.
When I was a kid in the sixties, my Dad was constantly trading on things and one of the things he traded was guns. One of my responsibilities as a kid was to clean the guns and for some reason I feel in love with the Broomhandle more than any other pistol I handled. Over the decades I have probably owned more than a dozen, especially in the early nineties when you could find bargain bins of them at gun shows for $99 apiece. Most of the guns I owned were shooters with non matching numbers and the ones I still own are among that lot...a nice tight reblued 30 mauser and a bolo I had rebored to 9mm 30 years ago.

50+ years down the road from the time I 1st laid eyes on one, the C96 is still my favorite handgun of all times...after all, even Hans Solo owned one.
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