This is a standard World War I contract Mauser Model 1896 "Red 9" Broomhandle pistol. The right of the frame and top of the chamber have standard Mauser Oberndorf manufacturer markings, and "crown/crown/U" proofs and German military acceptance marks are located on the barrel, barrel extension and bolt. It has a standard fixed front sight, rear sight marked "50-500", and the hammer marked with the intertwined "NS" for new safety. Matching visible serial numbers on various components. Fitted with standard grooved grips with the large number "9" on each side filled with red paint. The front of the magazine well has the standard Imperial Eagle proof mark.
Very fine, retains 85% original blue finish with a few areas of light thinning, and sharp markings and edges in the metal. Grips are also very fine with crisp serrations, some minor chipping on the bottom edges, and defined red 9s. Mechanically excellent.
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