RON L here = SERESURPLUS
I'm gonna shock some folks, but Broomhandle mausers are not an area I know a lot about? I have a Buddy that has a Nice one in 30 Mauser with the Shoulder stock and all and I have asked him about your Questions! First of all, a few Different Folks made and used the Broomhandle! Astra Made thier Copy (Completely different Inside), the Chinese made Bazzions of them! Some wee mauser Re-works, many were outright Copies in 9MM and 30 caliber as well! The lack of the mauser Works Stamps and Markings, leads us to think that it's a Changh Hi special copy! Not a lot wrong with that, but they did not always make a real good or valuable copy! If it could be had for a reasonable cost, under $400.00 lets say and gone over by a Smith, you might have a real run HONEST TO GOD Historical item! Still not worth what a German Mauser Broomhandle is worth, but if it shoots and It's fun, who cares? In the end, it's the old Buyer beware on stuff out of china! Steel Clear of many of the Chinese mauser rifles in 8MM as they are not safe to shoot, Yet folks like Century Arms still sell them? China has had a few issues with metalurgy? LOL Best to be careful and let your Consience and yout wallet be your guide? Many a time, being broke kept me from buying a turkey? LOL IN all seriousness, if your interested get it looked at, before ya plunk down the $!