A C96 Mauser Broomhandle;brought back from Germany.#382325
All matching numbers,including the 3. Numbers stamped on the (carbine) stock/holster. 7.63 x 25
Most likely a wartime commercial.... Late. .1916/17. The bbl. is a little dark, little pitting, considering age & use. The rifling is surprisingly sharp. Interior parts. & springs cleaned up like new. Looking to get a few replacement parts. As I plan to shoot it some before I bite the dust.
My Dad brought some other war--relics back too.(sabers,daggers, bayonets,flags,pins, badges, ornamental dueling pistol) the Mauser is my fav. 100%. Workable souvenir.