Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Mauser C96 sectioned

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Mauser C96 sectioned

Date

1898

Object Number

PR.11829

Provenance

Made by Mauser in 1897. Gifted to Mod Pattern Room by Durham police, date unknown Gifted by MoD Pattern Room 2005.

Physical Description

Standard (albeit sectioned) 10-shot commercial 'large ring hammer' Mauser C96 pistol with standard size frame and barrel length. Typical features including large ring hammer, shallow milled panels in frame, rear sight graduated 50-1000, later firing pin retainer, first type safety catch, integrated trigger unit, long extractor, and 'Waffenfabrik Mauser' nock's form marking. Recorded by Pattern Room as having wooden holster-stock but stock fitted is a replacement from a much later gun. Typical rust-blued finish on frame and barrel/barrel extension, extractor and rear sight ‘fire blued’, internal parts and the hammer case-hardened. 34-groove walnut grips. No proof marks. Additional serial number on barrel extension suggests this once belonged to another pistol from the same (very limited) production run.

Techniques

Forging, Filing, Machining, Bluing, Case hardening

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength5.5in
BarrelLength140mm
OverallLength295mm
OverallWeight1.12kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 13384

Calibre

7.63 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Serial number (additional)
Serial number '3'
Barrel extension
Stamping