Mauser Broomhandle C-96 Post-War Bolo 9mm Converted Semi-Auto Pistol, C&R

SOLD FOR: $1575

LSB#: 211017DR22

Make: Mauser

Model: 1896 Post-War Bolo

Serial Number: 701649

Year of Manufacture: 1923-1930

Caliber: The barrel has been sleeved and re-chambered for 9mm Luger. The pistol should be inspected by a qualified gunsmith prior to firing to ensure it is safe.

Action Type: Single Action Semi –Auto with Internal Magazine

Markings: The top of the barrel chamber has worn, incomplete markings, the left has an incomplete crowned “U” and the left shoulder is marked “701649”. The top of the bolt stop is marked “956.”. The top-rear of the bolt is marked with a double-crowned “U” and “1649”. The bolt locking block is marked “1649”. The magazine floorplate is marked “1649”. The right side of the frame is marked “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER / OBERNDORF A. NECKAR”, the left has a Mauser banner logo, the rear of the frame is marked “701649”. The rear of the lock frame is marked “701649” and the rear face of the hammer is marked with a script “NS” (New Safety). The inside of each grip panel is stamped “701649”. The bottom of the barrel is import-marked “CAI ST ALB VT / 7.63 GERMANY”.

Barrel Length: 3.9”

Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with a “V” notched 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 front of the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut panels. The grips show light  handling wear with some scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. There are some spots of thinning finish. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Good-plus condition as refinished.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. The rifling is shallow, but sharp. There is infrequent light erosion in the bore, mostly at the muzzle-end.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 45% of its current metal finish. Most surfaces have a mottled appearance with some bluing, some wear, and some areas gone to a light patina. There is scattered erosion under the finish with more notable erosion and pitting on the sides of the frame under the grips. There are some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. The action shows operational wear. The screw head is unmarred. The markings range from clear to worn and incomplete. Overall, this pistol is in Good condition as refinished and customized.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 brown leather flap-holster with shoulder strap and two clip-pouches. The holster has light wear and intact stitching.

Our Assessment: The Broomhandle Model 1896 Mauser is certainly an interesting looking firearm. Its features are the most distinctive of any other pistol. In addition to being popularized in Soviet films as the iconic weapon of the Russian revolution and civil war, it was even used as a basis for futuristic weapons like the blaster used by Han Solo in Star Wars. This pistol is a Post-War Bolo which has been converted for use with 9mm Luger cartridges. This conversion was performed by drilling out the barrel and sleeving it, and we recommend that the work is inspected by a qualified gunsmith prior to firing the pistol. This pistol should appeal to anyone who always wanted to own a Broomhandle, especially if it can be fired with the more common and affordable 9mm cartridges. Please see our photos and good luck!

Mauser Broomhandle C-96 Post-War Bolo 9mm Converted Semi-Auto Pistol, C&R
Mauser Broomhandle C-96 Post-War Bolo 9mm Converted Semi-Auto Pistol, C&R