Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 410: Antique Mauser Model 1896 Cone Hammer Broomhandle Pistol

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Antique Mauser Model 1896 Cone Hammer Broomhandle Pistol

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 1896
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.63 mm Mauser auto
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 335
Class: Antique

Manufactured about 1897. Blade front and tangent rear sights, with the top of the chamber marked "WAFFENFABRIK/MAUSER/OBERNDORF A/N", the left side is marked with a "crown/crown/U" German test proof, and an Oberndorf antler proof on the right flat. Matching numbers are present on the frame, hammer, follower, floorplate, and the ribbed grip panels. One "DM" marked stripper clip is included.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 70% of the original blue finish, showing wear on the high edges, rubbing on the barrel consistent with contact with a stock holster (not included), and minor handling marks. A small amount of spotting is present on the bright parts, with a dark gray patina to the hammer. The grips are very good, with some verdigris buildup around the screw and mild dings. Mechanically excellent.

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