Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.
C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!
Mauser Recoil Loader with Locking Block, Self-Loading Pistol Construction 96
Cartridge: 7.63 Mauser, 9mm Export, 9mm Parabellum
Capacity: x rnds
weight: 2.5 lbs
Designed by the Brothers Feederle and patented by Paul Mauser, the C96 is a revolutionary handgun. Despite going on to world fame, recognizable even today, it was never the official sidearm of the German Army or any other major power for that matter.
Mauser Pistolen: Development and Production, 1877-1946
by W. DARRIN WEAVER and JON SPEED
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C&Rsenal releases their flagship series “Primer” every other week. It focuses on one firearm of the Great War at a time, in depth with animations, live fire demonstrations, and historical context! Our mission is to document and describe historical military small arms from across the world. We hope to share our love for all the attention that went into the design, development, manufacture, and issuance of these pieces.