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Puma 01-31-2012 09:17 PM

Broom handle?
 
Hey guys, I just got some questions about the broom handle. I was thinking of possibly investing in one and I want to know, is it reliable, accurate, and fun? Any info helps

TimKS 01-31-2012 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Puma (Post 695356)
Hey guys, I just got some questions about the broom handle. I was thinking of possibly investing in one and I want to know, is it reliable, accurate, and fun? Any info helps

It will sweep you off your feet. :D

trip286 01-31-2012 09:51 PM

Who cares? The cool factor alone makes it worth it, even one of the clones.

Really, I don't know any of what your asking, but my opinion coincides with my above statement.

chewchew 01-31-2012 10:03 PM

Be careful, some guy brought a clone in the store a few weeks ago and was trying to sell it for the real thing. Have someone who knows about these guns to appraise. They're like Luger's, some are worth a lot and some are not. They are cool looking guns though. Some Broomhandles sell for 20 grand.

Paladin201 01-31-2012 10:48 PM

The key to most German war era pistols is the serial numbers. German guns are all exceptional pieces of engineering. But they were costly and difficult to manufacture, and to be reliable, they required a good deal of hand tuning. The parts for a particular gun were fitted by hand, and they have the last two digits of the serial stamped on every part. Guns with matching serial numbers (all the original parts) are worth a great deal more than ones that have had parts replaced. I'm not familiar with the prices of broom handle Mausers, but a non-matching Luger runs around $500-$800 depending on condition. Whereas Lugers with matching serial numbers, in the same condition, can run into the multiples of thousands.

You need to keep this in mind when shopping for a German pistol. I've seen more than one dealer trying to sell a gun with non-matching numbers, at matching prices. If you see a gun advertised and it doesn't specifically say that it has matching numbers, then it probably doesn't.

c3shooter 02-01-2012 01:43 AM

Fun? Oh, hell yeah! :D

Accurate? HAH !! :rolleyes: The action, trigger and hammer swing is similar to slamming the barn door. But these were not really target pistols.

historydoc 02-01-2012 04:37 AM

Agreed. Who cares? They are just cool.

Paladin201 02-01-2012 01:15 PM

Oh, I agree on the accuracy point. I just wanted to make sure the OP doesn't pay $1500 for a piece that's worth a third of that.


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