1915 Broomhandle Mauser C96

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Sooie, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Sooie

    Sooie New Member

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    1st off, please dont tell me to call the authorities, ATF, etc etc.

    I am selling this Broomhandle for my girlfriends uncle.

    it is in good condition for its age. strong bore. the wooden stock has a split in the top, that you can see in the pics. on the :"slide lock/release" right before the button, is a small crack in the frame.

    serial is 3311 or somthing like that.

    the leather holster is worn, 2 straps are worn off.

    hes asking $7500, which is probly too high, and i told him ill see what i can do. i dont think its worth that much, but he had it appraised by a gun enthusiast friend that said it was at least worth that.

    hes not a collector, just trying to get rid of it, without giving it away.

    also wanted to post here to see what the general consensus was. What do yall think? any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Guys

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  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Beautiful Pistol!

    You should call the ATF to see if they want to buy it. ;) j/k
     

  3. c3shooter

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    IANAE (I am not an expert) on the broomhandles. I do know there are a bunch of different models, some of which command a premium- IF anyone is buying.

    The original shoulder stocks for a very few handguns are exempted from the BATF restrictions- this pistol is one that IS exempt. Shoulder stock is legal. Unless you have a Schnelfeur (full auto) there is no interest to the Feds.

    I think his asking price is quite a bit on the high side. There are variables- caliber, hammer type, barrel length, yada yada yada- that I am not familiar with- and to be honest, your pics are too fuzzy to give me a feel on finish condition.

    Both auctionarms.com and gunbroker.com have a search feature that allows you o search closed auctions for the past 90 days. Average broomhandle that DID sell seems to have brought less than $1000. A LOT did not sell at the asking price. One conehammer w/ stock DID fetch over $8k, looks mint.

    Your best shot (pun intended) is to go over and search the past auctions, compare his'n to the ones that sold. You do need to be registered to search closed auctions at GB.
     
  4. M14sRock

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    Better pics would help, but $7,500 is quite high. Are the grips original, or repro? They look to be in very good shape.

    A friend of mine recently sold a beautiful C96 with stock for $2300 at the Ventura Gun show.
     
  5. Sooie

    Sooie New Member

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    Thanks guys. Great help!

    All original btw
     
  6. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

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    Better asking price would be $750 rather than $7500. I've never seen a broomhandle go for more than 1k..
     
  7. Reinhard

    Reinhard New Member Supporter

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    payed 1200$ for this bolo, with shoulderstock it will go 1700$
     

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  8. Sooie

    Sooie New Member

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    The crack in the frame would make this a wall hanger or parts gun right?
     
  9. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

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    The frame is cracked?
     
  10. TheOldMan

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    That's certainly a nice looking piece. It does appear to have been refinished though. While you might be able to find someone to buy yours for $1700, the OP will never get $7500 out of his..
     
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  11. Reinhard

    Reinhard New Member Supporter

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    7500$ is out of the question,never seen a C-96 that high priced,you are right on the refinish job,but expertly done
     
  12. TheOldMan

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    What gave it away were the buff marks .. Very difficult to remove but still a very nicely restored piece.
     
  13. 007BondJamesBond007

    007BondJamesBond007 New Member

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    The crack in the frame will make it real hard to sell not worth $7,500.00 you may only get <$500.00 if that. The frame crack makes it a wall hanger or parts gun. I would mount it on a nice frame and hang it in my den. Just keep it. One more thing I saw one sold in better condition for $900.
     
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