Mauser Model 1896 Commercial Broomhandle Pistol

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Mauser Model 1896 Commercial Broomhandle Pistol
The top of the chamber area is marked " WAFFENFABRIK / MAUSER / OBERNDORF A/N" and on the left side it is marked with a single Crown/U proof mark and a crown/gothic letter proof on the right, with an additional Crown / U proof is marked on top of the rear section of the breech bolt. The right rear side of the frame is marked " WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER / OBERNDORF A. NECKAR". The hammer has the new safety marking. The rear sight is graduated from 50-1000 meters. Fitted with groove grips with lanyard ring in the butt. Visible numbers match including the grips.
BBL: 5 1/2 inch round
Gauge: 7.63 mm Mauser auto
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 403071
Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains 90% plus original blue finish with the barrel and backstrap thinning to a gray patina and the remaining surfaces thinning to a brown patina with some minor edge wear. 70% of the nitre blue remains on the tangent sight slide and extractor. The grips are very fine with an absent chip near the screw (right grip panel) and a minor pressure dent (left panel), along with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.