Mauser 1930 M30 C96 Broomhandle 7.63x25mm .30 Semi-Automatic Pistol, C&R

SOLD FOR: $1613

LSB#: 210911DJ23

Make: Mauser

Model: 1930

Serial Number: 860521

Year of Manufacture: 1930-1934

Caliber: 7.63x25mm (.30 Mauser)

Action Type: Single Action Semi–Auto with Internal Magazine

Markings: The top of the barrel at the chamber is marked “WAFFENFABRIK / MAUSER / OBERNDORF A/N”, the left shoulder with with a crowned “U” and the left of the barrel extension is marked “860521”. The top-rear of the bolt has a crowned “U”. The right side of the frame is marked “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER / OBERNDORF A NECKAR / D.R.P.u.A.P.”, the left has a Mauser banner logo filled with white paint. The top-front of the frame, in front of the magazine well, is marked “0521”, found again on the inside of the floorplate and the top of the lock frame. The flat on the underside of the barrel has inspection marks and there are a few other scattered small inspection marks.

Barrel Length: 5 1/4”

Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with a “V” notch rear sliding elevator sight with markings from “50-1000” that is pinned to the barrel extension. The front sight is a blade fixed to the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece serrated wood panels. The grips have light  handling wear with some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches along with a few more notable dings. The serrations are well defined. There is a small loss along the front edge of the right panel. There are no cracks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is dark gray. The rifling is worn, but visible. There is scattered light-moderate erosion in the bore, heaviest in the grooves.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its current metal finish. The finish is generally strong throughout with light operational wear and a few scattered minor marks. There is infrequent scattered minor erosion under the finish with more notable erosion and pitting under the finish on the frame which is concealed by the grips when they are installed. The screw head is sharp. The markings range from clear to worn, but legible. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good-plus condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel extension has barely perceptible play to the frame. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a reproduction wood stock/holster. The holster has a crack at the hinge assembly, a filled knot-hole below this and has some sort of adhesive or filling compound around the mounting bracket. The metal parts show scattered wear in their black paint finish.

Our Assessment: The Broomhandle Model 1896 Mauser is certainly an interesting looking firearm, and this is a fairly early-production Model 1930, an updated design of the original C96 made in the inter-war years. Chambered for .30 Mauser, this is a nicely restored example with a deep blue finish on the barrel and frame assemblies, the bolt left in the white, and fire-blue on the trigger, safety, extractor, bolt stop and sight slider. It looks quite good for display or addition to a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Mauser 1930 M30 C96 Broomhandle 7.63x25mm .30 Semi-Automatic Pistol, C&R
Mauser 1930 M30 C96 Broomhandle 7.63x25mm .30 Semi-Automatic Pistol, C&R