Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3505: WWI Mauser 'Red 9' Broomhandle Pistol with Stock and Harness

Auction Date: December 4, 2009

WWI Mauser "Red 9" Broomhandle Pistol with Stock and Harness

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,750

WWI Mauser "Red 9" Broomhandle Pistol with Stock and Harness

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 1896
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 345
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 246
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Blade front and tangent rear sights, graduated to 500 meters, with the top of the chamber marked "WAFFENFABRIK / MAUSER/ OBERNDORF A/N", a "crown/ U" proof on the left and the serial number on the upper left side flats. Standard two line marking on the right side of the frame, with the milled panels, niter blue small parts, matching numbers, stock cut backstrap, lanyard ring and 32-groove hardwood grips with the branded and red filled "9" on each side. With a hardwood stock holster, numbered "021", and leather harness, dated "1916", with cleaning rod.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 80% of the faded original blue finish, showing the start of a brown patina overall, along with scattered spotting, handling marks and high edge wear. Minor pitting is visible on the barrel and the front half of the frame. Grips are very good, with some darkening of the paint and mild dents. Harness is fair, with scuffing and tearing, and the holster is good, with a few scuffs. Mechanically excellent.

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