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Sold*Mauser C96 “ broom handle “ a prize given on October 1903 in Argentina

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SOLD* German made Mauser C96 “ broom handle “ a prize given on October 1903 in Argentina for a shooting competition.  Sadly there’s a scratch across it. 

 The inscription reads Argentine Federal shooting international competition, October 1903, the prize was donated by and his name is at the very bottom. 

Has a matching numbered wooden stock/holster! This model was manufactured on or around 1902.


The Mauser C96 (Construktion 96)[6] is a semi-automatic pistol that was originally produced by German arms manufacturer Mauser from 1896 to 1937.[7] Unlicensed copies of the gun were also manufactured in Spain and China in the first half of the 20th century.[7][8]

The distinctive characteristics of the C96 are the integral box magazine in front of the trigger, the long barrel, the wooden shoulder stock which gives it the stability of a short-barreled rifle and doubles as a holster or carrying case, and an iconic grip shaped like the handle of a broom. The grip earned the gun the nickname "broomhandle" in the English-speaking world, because of its round wooden handle, and in China the C96 was nicknamed the "box cannon" (Chinese盒子炮pinyinhézipào) because of its rectangular internal magazine and the fact that it could be holstered in its wooden box-like detachable stock.[9]

From Wikipedia 

 To all you Star Wars fans this is what Hans Solo‘s blaster was based off of. He used it first to kill the bounty hunter in the bar!  May the force Be with you!


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