Chinese C96 “Wauser” Broomhandle

Sold for $3,163 (with one other pistol).

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The C96 Mauser was a very popular handgun in China in the 1920s and 30s, which naturally led to a substantial number of domestically-produced copies of it. These ran the full range of quality, from dangerous to excellent. This particular example falls into the middle, appearing to be a pretty fair mechanical copy of the C96 action . However, it does exhibit classic Chinese misspelled markings – the workers who made these guns often did nor actually read English (or German), and made best-guess attempts at copying the markings on authentic firearms. The result was sometimes something like the Wauser.

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Related:
Chinese Mystery Pistols I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HNaB7l2GQk
Chinese Mystery Pistols II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtFPgu82f1c
Chinese Mystery Pistols III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byEIP9mRAwA
Astra Model 900: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ-ksZSMIi0
Shansei .45ACP Broomhandle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DDc0hXk0ws

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