Here's a great example of a fairly rare gun. The C96 is considered by many to be the first commercially successful semi-automatic pistol. Adopted by the German military in 1896, the "Broomhandle Mauser" has gained a reputation for being reliable, powerful, and accurate thanks to a propriety 7.63 cartridge. A great deal of original miltary-contract C96's remain on the collector market today, however this particular pistol is rare in that it is one of only a small handful of pistol that was produced by Mauser for sale on the civlian market prior to the cancellation of civilian sales during WW1. The serial number of this pistol puts its date of manufacture at 1905.
This particular pistol is in good condition for a civilian-model gun. If features a smooth, pleasing patina with some scattered pitting; particularly on the lower receiver. The grips are original and in great condition.
All of the parts feature matching serial numbers and the gun is mechanically excellent. The bore is absolutely mint, and I suspect it may have been relined by renowned barrel maker Randall Redman, who is known for his relining services on C96. The chamber is very clean and expertly machined for the venerable 7.63 Mauser cartridge.
The action functions as it should, as does the hammer and safety. While we have not test fired this gun, we have no reason to believe that it wouldn't function reliably should its new owner decide to shoot it.
*This weapon was made after 1899 and MUST be shipped to Federal Firearms License holder for transfer. Never bought a gun through an FFL before? Give us a call at (262) 473-5444 and we'd be glad to walk you through this simple process