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    Quote Originally Posted by GunGuy2756 View Post
    Full auto MP40...…..bb gun. Okay, not a real gun but very realistic in weight, looks, and fun to shoot. Got a bargain price on a refurb. It empties a 50 shot mag in 5 seconds or less. Everyone who shoots it has a smile on their face after emptying a mag.
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    When I was a kid, you saw ads for a BB sub machine gun in all the gun rags that used canned Freon for recharging car AC systems. Haven't seen one of the ads in years, I assume they are out of production now, but as a kid, I always wanted one and couldn't convince Dad I needed it bad enough.

    Where does a guy get such a thing now? Sounds like it would be a lot of good, clean fun to blast soda cans with.

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    I remember those ads and like you, didn't have money to buy one. I didn't even ask Dad because I already knew the answer. I have no idea where you would get one today and I'm not sure the average guy can even buy Freon anymore.

    There are a fair amount of select fire BB pistols and rifles available that run on Co2, Pyramid Air has a decent selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Four Fingers of Death View Post
    They don't take up much room, they pack flat, haha!
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    Winchester model 12 12 ga shotgun.
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    My last one is a ~1916-1918 Mauser C96. Replacement spring set on backorder. All parts match except for the mag base plate. Itís in 9mm and slugs out to .360. As you can see itís well worn.


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    Fine looking piece of history you've got there. Considering the bore wear and the lack of a red nine on the grips, I'd bet it may have come here by way of China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    Fine looking piece of history you've got there. Considering the bore wear and the lack of a red nine on the grips, I'd bet it may have come here by way of China.
    It actually has German imperial proof markings on the barrel and I know not all of the Prussian contract pistols had the ďRed 9Ē. While possible it may be Chinese, Iím leaning towards not since the barrel and frame both say Waffenfabrik Mauser Obendorf a Neckar.

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    Or, like mine, it was a shot out 30 Mauser and I had it made into a 9MM
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    I think DG meant that the gun spent most of it's life in China after being born in Germany.

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    Oh...sorry...that is exactly what I meant, as stated by TbyG. What is your serial no. range? They were produced into the high 900,000s. I purchased two of the imports from China. Both had badly worn, but not pitted bores. One is pretty close to a smooth bore. But, for the sake of discussion, most of the Prussian contract did have a red 9, although you are correct that not all did, about the first 1/4 of them, and you can determine if your pistol falls into that contract from the serial number. As far as I know, the Chinese never did brand any of them with the red 9.
    They were (are still) great copiers and imitators and even produced some of their own with fake Mauser markings. I just thought that without the red 9 and the overall external appearance of your specimen, that if it had a badly worn bore there would be a good chance it had spent many years in some warlord's arsenal. I'm not disparaging your pistol in any way...it has character, and every year they become more difficult to locate. Nice find.
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    This is one of the Chinese imports that I purchased and reblued. I wouldn't have refinished it if it had looked as good as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    Oh...sorry...that is exactly what I meant, as stated by TbyG. What is your serial no. range? They were produced into the high 900,000s. I purchased two of the imports from China. Both had badly worn, but not pitted bores. One is pretty close to a smooth bore. But, for the sake of discussion, most of the Prussian contract did have a red 9, although you are correct that not all did, about the first 1/4 of them, and you can determine if your pistol falls into that contract from the serial number. As far as I know, the Chinese never did brand any of them with the red 9.
    They were (are still) great copiers and imitators and even produced some of their own with fake Mauser markings. I just thought that without the red 9 and the overall external appearance of your specimen, that if it had a badly worn bore there would be a good chance it had spent many years in some warlord's arsenal. I'm not disparaging your pistol in any way...it has character, and every year they become more difficult to locate. Nice find.
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    This is one of the Chinese imports that I purchased and reblued. I wouldn't have refinished it if it had looked as good as yours.

    DG
    No offense taken at all. In fact I appreciate the insight. The full serial number reads ď4081Ē.

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    I have always like the Broomhandle Mauser but never owned one. I did shoot a 9mm version with the big red 9 on the grips at the range one day and it was not pleasant at all. I was very surprised how bad my hand hurt after 10 shots. The broomhandle grip is unique and cool looking but does not suit my fairly large hands.
    My Beretta 92 on the other hand can be shot all day without any discomfort at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMR View Post
    No offense taken at all. In fact I appreciate the insight. The full serial number reads “4081”.
    I'm glad I didn't hurt your feelings! One of the fastest ways to alienate someone is to knock their gun. Given your low serial no., which it's quite unusual to find them that low any more, and the Imperial proof and acceptance markings which you didn't mention initially, there is little chance that your pistol is anything other than original German/Prussian issue.

    Broomhandles, like Lugers, are a very specialized and fascinating area of collecting, and have become an expensive hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunGuy2756 View Post
    I have always like the Broomhandle Mauser but never owned one. I did shoot a 9mm version with the big red 9 on the grips at the range one day and it was not pleasant at all. I was very surprised how bad my hand hurt after 10 shots. The broomhandle grip is unique and cool looking but does not suit my fairly large hands.
    My Beretta 92 on the other hand can be shot all day without any discomfort at all.
    I havenít had a chance to shoot this yet, but itís definitely awkward to hold. So Iím sure my impressions will be similar to yours. I agree with you that I can shoot my M9 all day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    I'm glad I didn't hurt your feelings! One of the fastest ways to alienate someone is to knock their gun. Given your low serial no., which it's quite unusual to find them that low any more, and the Imperial proof and acceptance markings which you didn't mention initially, there is little chance that your pistol is anything other than original German/Prussian issue.

    Broomhandles, like Lugers, are a very specialized and fascinating area of collecting, and have become an expensive hobby.
    So Iíve been doing more in depth research because of our initial conversation. Using the following website, hereís the observations Iíve made http://askmisterscience.com/1896mauserbackup/sights.htm :

    New style small ring NS marked hammer, 50-500m sight leaf, sight pivot lug, solid safety, appear to be period correct.

    Two things that caught my attention: magazine follower doesnít have the notch (however not all Prussian guns did). Since the mag floor plate doesnít match, thereís a good chance the follower doesnít either. Also the sight ramp doesnít have the medium curve the Prussian guns do. It has the 500m smooth ramp instead.

    So according to the chart on the site, this may either be a ďpost war mutantĒ or a Chinese copy after all.

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