You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > General Firearms Forums > Curio & Relic Discussion >

Chinese Broomhandle Pistol Question

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-22-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5
Default Chinese Broomhandle Pistol Question

I saw a chinese broom handle C96 pistol today at the local store, brought in by a guy also selling about 8-9 military surplus type rifles.

Manager at store noted it was 9mm (no red "9" on handle)

No proof marks I could see, no import marks. On the right side were several chinse characters, on the left was a clear marking of a multipointed star enclosing a bow and arrow. I'm guessing this is some type of arsenal mark but I can't find any info on it on the net.

Any ideas?
alwaysastrategy is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 05-25-2007, 11:41 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 662
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default Chinese Broomhandle mauser?

Hello all


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 $!

Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 02:39 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3
Default Broomhandle Mauser

Seems the Broomhandle may be in 9x19mm (Luger) as it is not the original Mauser. 9mm, however, does chamber in most 7,63mm Mausers and I have even heard of some 9 mms being shot out of 7,63mm barrels without harm to shooter or gun. Do not, therefore, count on a live chambering test to determine caliber.

Why not ask the seller to shoot a few 9mm rounds himself to prove his statement ? If not run a .356 diameter stick through the bore. If it fits you are on the right track. The 9mm Luger is the weakest 9mm cartridge the Mauser was ever chambered for, so you could take the matter up with qualified people from that point.
PHN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 02:46 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 53

The only Chinese Broomhandles I have been tempted by are the ones they made in .45ACP. I ocassionally see one or two for sale at our local gun show with a price tag around $1k. (That's what's kept me from having one. )

deadin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2007, 06:26 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 260
Default mausers

the broom was made in 30 mauser/9 mm mauser and 9 mm parabelum/chinese made 45 acp guns should be able to look at muzzle and tell if its 30 cal 0r 9mm.
WILDCATT is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Jennings .22 Semi-Auto Pistol Question fapprez Semi-Auto Handguns 6 06-22-2009 01:40 PM
C-96 Broomhandle Questions??? jknopp45 Semi-Auto Handguns 0 02-08-2009 11:15 PM
Question About Turbiaux Le Protector, Minneapolis Palm Pistol, Ames Palm Pistol CarolynB General Handgun Discussion 0 01-03-2009 02:16 AM
Chinese broomhandle nhclubowner Curio & Relic Discussion 2 11-22-2007 09:21 PM