Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Mauser C96 Model 1930

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Mauser C96 Model 1930

Object Number

XII.5786

Provenance

Made by Mauser c1930 Acquired by the MoD Pattern Room (date unknown) Gifted with MoD Pattern Room collection, 2005.

Physical Description

10-shot commercial Mauser M1930 (C96) pistol with standard size frame and barrel length. Typical features including small ring-shaped hammer without outer ring, return to a stepped profile barrel, shallow milled panels in frame, rear sight graduated 50-1000 (metres), later firing pin retainer, 4th or 'Universal' type safety catch, integral trigger unit, later short extractor, 'Waffenfabrik Mauser' nock's form marking, 'WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A NECKAR D.R.P.u.A.P.' on right hand side frame, and Mauser barrel/banner logo on LHS rear milled panel. Rust-blued frame, barrel/barrel extension, extractor, rear sight and trigger. Internal parts and the hammer are case-hardened. 12 groove wooden grips.Typical German proof marks. Original lanyard ring.

Techniques

Forging, Filing, Machining, Bluing

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength11.9in.
OverallLength303mm
OverallWeight1.19kg
OverallWeight2.62lb
BarrelLength5.6in.
BarrelLength142mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 853325

Calibre

7.63 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Proof mark
Crown over crowned letter U - standard Imperial German barrel pressure test mark for post-1892 testing, which required that the same test be carried out twice.
Left side barrel extension
Stamping
Maker's mark
WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A/N
Nock's form
Stamping