Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Mauser C96 Model 1930

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Mauser C96 Model 1930

Object Number

PR.12889

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Transferred to the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room via the National Museums Consortium from the Home Office Firearms Compensation Scheme, 1997, April 2001 Made by Mauser c1934

Physical Description

10-shot 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. Lanyard ring. Norwegian 'release' stamp.

Techniques

Forging, Bluing, Machining, Filing

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength11.57 inches
OverallLength294 mm
OverallWeight1.19 kg
OverallWeight2.62 lb
BarrelLength5.59 inches
BarrelLength142 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 913578

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
Surplus mark
Norwegian lion signifying release from Norwegian government stores.
Left side barrel extension
Stamping
Maker's mark
WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A/N
Nock's form
Stamping