Austro-Hungarian Contract C-96 1916

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  1. varifleman

    varifleman Member

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    Here for your viewing pleasure is Austro-Hungarian Contract C-96/1912 all-matching serial number 365583 with Austro-Hungarian 1916 acceptance mark and Austrian Army 1930 acceptance mark. This is one of 14,378 delivered under this contract.
     

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  2. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The C-96 and the variants are even more fun if you actually shoot them.:) These are a few that I shoot and reload for.;)
     

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  3. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Beautiful pieces of history gentlemen.
     
  4. varifleman

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    Nice C-96s Nitestalker; I've shot modern 7.63mm (Fiocchi if I remember right) and vintage Czech and German 7.63mm. No Tokorev ammo thought. I've also shot my WWI Prussian Army Contract Red 9.
     
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  5. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Beautiful pistols!! I have never seen one up close, do those load from the top via the stripper clips shown in one of the pictures?
     
  6. nitestalker

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    Yes you can load with a stripper, that is the easy way. :) Loading single rounds thru the top is OK, more difficult. The 7.63 X 25 stuff is Ok. The 7.62 X 25 can be risky as you know. This ammo is sometimes Sub-Gun ammo and runs pressures 20% above "Tok" ammo.
    I have had some 7.62 X 25 do some scary things in a C-96. I just purchased 2,500 rounds of Sub-Gun for my CZ-52. I reload for the C-96 "Brooms". The C-96 pistols were popular "Cowboy" guns around the turn of the 19th century. The SBR rules of 1935 discouraged ownership of these fine Mausers. :(