Military Mauser C96 9mm
Fixed magazine version (1916)
Mauser C96 (Military 1916 version). 9mm All metal (except the grips). Weight: 1.13Kg
Made December 1977. All operates / works as it should.
Includes: 5x MGC 9mm reusable blowback cartridges (old type) and box (not original MGC box).
In good condition for year (please see photos above). Operates / strips like the real thing! Original gold finish has been removed and now a silver/chrome finish (could be blued).
We have not fired the Mauser so cannot confirm how the blowback action works. However, we have loaded and manually cycled them through the Mauser which chambers / ejects perfectly.
We ship internationally. Any questions please ask away: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the Mauser C96 9mm
The classic C96 "Broomhandle" that was produced in 9mm for the Imperial German Army in 1916. During World War I, the Imperial German Army contracted with Mauser for 150,000 C96 pistols chambered in 9mm Parabellum to offset the slow production of the standard-issue Luger P08 pistol. This variant of the C96 was named the "Red 9", after a large number "9" burned and painted in red into the grip panels, to warn the pistols' users not to load them with 7.63 mm ammunition by mistake. Of the 150,000 pistols only approximately 135,000 were delivered
development of the C-96 began in 1893 or 1894. Most work had been done by the
Federle brothers, who worked for the Mauser company. Final design appeared
early in 1895 and had been patented by
During the First World War C-96 had been
acquired by the German Army due to the lack of the standard issue Luger P-08
pistols. It also had been used during the World War Two, by some second line
troops of the Reichswehr (German Army). C-96 also had been widely exported -
in the 1920s Soviet Russia purchased large quantities of the short-barreled
(99 mm barrels) C-96s in 7.63mm, giving the name "Bolo-Mauser" (from
Bolsheviks' Mauser) to all short-barreled C-96s. In 1930s China also purchased
lots of the C-96s in 7.63mm, and also manufactured copies of the C-96 but
chambered for .45ACP cartridge. Surprisingly, these copies were of quite good
quality. Many C-96 clones were manufactured in Spain, mostly without any
license, and mostly by the
Country of Origin:
7.63x25mm Mauser; 9x19mm Parabellum; 9mm Mauser Export; .45 ACP; 8.15mm