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Lot 319: Mauser "Red Nine" Broomhandle with Matching Stock, Harness

World War I Mauser "Red Nine" Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Shoulder Stock and Leather Harness

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 319: Mauser "Red Nine" Broomhandle with Matching Stock, Harness

World War I Mauser "Red Nine" Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Shoulder Stock and Leather Harness

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

World War I Mauser "Red Nine" Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Shoulder Stock and Leather Harness

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 1896
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
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Item Interest: Very Active
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Catalog Page: 231
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured 1916-1918. Blade front and 500-meter tangent rear sights, with the three-line address on the top chamber flat, "crown/gothic letter" military proof on the right chamber flat, "crown/crown/U" on the chamber and bolt, "Imperial eagle" on the front of the magazine well on the frame, and the two-line address on the right side of the frame. External numbers are matching overall with a New Safety hammer, slotted back strap, and matching numbered 24-groove grips with a branded and red-filled "9" on each panel. Included with the pistol is a shoulder stock with matching number stamped on the iron, a leather harness stamped "1917" and "BAXII 17", and a wood handled cleaning rod. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 90% plus of the original blue finish, 80% of the original niter blue, showing areas of brown and gray patina, bright edge wear, and mild handling marks overall. The grips are very fine, with a few light nicks and scratches in the ribbing. A small crack is visible in the otherwise fine stock near the lid catch button, with some light cleaning on the wood and a mixed brown and gray patina on the iron. Mild scuffs and stains are present on the otherwise very fine harness, with some cracking on the retention strap. Mechanically excellent.



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