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« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2012, 07:01:45 pm »

That one in 9mm looks very nice John. Border Ruffian's seems to be a fine looking pre war commercial.

I had mine relined in .30 Mauser by Redmans and they did a fantastic job.
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« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2012, 01:44:13 am »

i'm a broom collector, a few years ago there was a lot of seller and bolot 7.63 mauser ammo sold by navy arms. i see it a gun shows all the time. that ammo is to hot for the c-96. things brake on you broom shooting it.it cheap so i got a die set and a rcbs bullet puller. i pull the bullet dump the powder and reload with 6.5 grains unique. replace the bullet and reseat with the crimping die. the ammo shoot great , i use it in all my brooms (i have 8 now) no problems and gun shoot perfect. just wanted to warn you new guys getting in to brooms. the seller and bolot ammo comes in 25 round little blue green cardboard boxes with a white label that just says 7.63 mauser pistol.remember that they are old guns. there fun but you have to take care. kurt250
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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2012, 08:52:05 pm »

Hi new here, but owner of a .30 Bolo and have to say the new Prvi partisan stuff shot well in my little beast.
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2012, 06:26:09 pm »

Hi new here, but owner of a .30 Bolo and have to say the new Prvi partisan stuff shot well in my little beast.

That's great to know!  BTW Welcome!
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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2012, 12:17:17 am »

I doubt Churchill's C96 is anywhere too easy to find.  Winston lost it during a train wreck while working as a war correspondent after the Boer War and prior to WWI.  He credits living trough the aftermath because he was dressed as a civilian and was unarmed when the enemy arrived.  He purchased a 1911 Colt from Colt's London Armoury in 1914.  He carried it throughout WWI and even known to carry it in his great coat pocket through WWII.

The story is in the Winston Churchill Museum in England as well as his bio.

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« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2012, 12:02:41 pm »

In addition to Churchill's 1911 story, when the War broke out, his bodyguard was carrying some sort of pea shooter. Churchill gave him his 1911. When he found out the guard wasn't carrying t, he took it back and carried it himself for the rest of the war!
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« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2012, 06:05:02 pm »

The current issue of "Man At Arms" magazine has an article on the "Persian Contract" '96 Broomhandles. Might be of interest to some.
Also info on the 9mm models produced during the Weimar Republik, contrary to the provisions of the Versailles Treaty.

I balked at buying my buddy's 'Red 9' when he asked $2500 for it! It's got a slightly pitted and grey bore and a crack in the shoulder stock from drying out.
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« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2012, 07:54:54 pm »

PJ, thank you for that update, I will have to pick that up! Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2012, 08:09:33 pm »

Finally found a "lost" article that every C96 owner will like.
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?sa0245iva2p69i2
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« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2012, 07:28:32 pm »

 Grin Quick heads up, Numrich has C96 stripper clips in stock again! Just picked some up and they are in very good mechanical shape. Some surface rust bust good to use.
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« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2013, 10:37:00 am »

I too own a C96 Mauser. Its a pre-WW1 or wartime gun that has been rode hard and put up wet. The good thing is it is all matching and has an original stock with it. The bore is gone, I call it my .30 caliber shotgun. I have contemplated having the bore relined and then having it reblued. I know I have the option of .30 Mauser or 9mm. Any suggestions on having it rechambered or not? I am leaning towards 9mm and only shooting subsonic or downloaded 9mm.
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« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2013, 10:46:14 am »

I too own a C96 Mauser. Its a pre-WW1 or wartime gun that has been rode hard and put up wet. The good thing is it is all matching and has an original stock with it. The bore is gone, I call it my .30 caliber shotgun. I have contemplated having the bore relined and then having it reblued. I know I have the option of .30 Mauser or 9mm. Any suggestions on having it rechambered or not? I am leaning towards 9mm and only shooting subsonic or downloaded 9mm.
Re-post your question in the Barracks. I'm pretty sure there is at least one GAF member that has had his relined.
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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2013, 03:51:57 pm »


I just picked up my second Broomhandle today.

Found one with an 20 round extended magazine!   I understand that these are very hard to find, so I knew I had to have it.

And I bless the former owner who had it rather poorly refinished, as it allowed me to obtain a nice shooter for only $600.00!

Sadly, the shoulder stock I have from my other Broomhandle won't fit it, so I'm gonna have to hunt for one that will.  Oh joy of joys THAT is gonna be....


And, this just might let me make it to Colorado in a few months afterall...
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« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2013, 05:34:29 pm »

I've been interested in buying a Mauser broomhandle for a long time but don't know much about them. I see a few at the local gun show and they are around $700 - $900. Is the ammo available and are stripper clips available?

I Don't want to buy one only to find out that I can't get the ammo and clips to use with it.

Also, what should I check for when looking for my first Broomhandle?

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« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2013, 10:12:31 pm »

Okay, you will find two calibers, the 7.63 Mauser and 9mm. The easy way to tell them apart is that most 9s have a red 9 carved into the grips. PRVI is now loading the 7.63 in Boxer brass and shoots well in my Bolo. The 9s will run on most 115 to 124 grain fmj ammo. Wolff still makes springs for the Broomie and I would replace the springs before shooting. Check the bores and hopefully you will find one that still has good rifling. DO NOT pay extra for a Nazi marked one unless the seller has real documentation of a captured gun from a reliable source as faked markings are very common on these and Lugers.
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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2013, 08:06:03 pm »

Both Privi Partisan abd Fiocchi manufacture good quality 7.63 Mauser ammo for the C96, as previously stated, it is very important not to use 7.62x25 Soviet Tokarev ammunition in a C96. The 7.62x25 is loaded to muchhigher pressure and is unsafe in a C96.  Some C96's have been converted to 9mm.  This is in addition to the originally manufactured 9mm C96 guns.  These conversions were popular when C96s were imported from Red China in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Some of these guns were also refurpished and refinished. Some shoot well, some don't.  A friend of mine has one that converted and refinished, and althought a beautiful gun, it is terribly inaccurate. This gun is now a useless safe queen.   
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« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2013, 09:14:56 pm »

Apparently there's also quite a few Chinese copies of the Broomhandle, last American Rifleman had an article on the copies.
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« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2013, 05:44:28 pm »

The Astra 900 was a Spannish copy of the C96, as a twist of irony, the German military actually bought some 900s during WWII.
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« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2013, 06:35:43 pm »

I bought my first (perhaps not the last) c96 last week. I hope it arrives soon.
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« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2013, 06:57:16 pm »

Congrats Hopalong! We will need pics once it gets home!
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« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2013, 07:09:17 pm »

Here are the auction pictures.


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« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2013, 07:43:12 pm »

Congrats! I hope this link will help you out, I still refer to it regularly.
http://web.archive.org/web/20100810215355/http://www.surplusrifle.com/pistolc96broomhandle/disassemble/index.asp
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« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2013, 12:33:06 pm »

That is an excellent resource! Thanks for sharing it.
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« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2013, 07:30:23 pm »

Glad you liked it.
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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2013, 08:32:46 pm »

Has anyone tried to use the M16 5.56 stripper clips for loading? I have used those for loading the mags for my pps 43 and they work great.
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