SOLD FOR: $2926.99
Make: Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf A. Neckar
Model: C96 Broomhandle Carbine
Serial Number: 221
Year of Manufacture: Circa 1900-1902
Caliber: 7.63mm (7.63X25mm Mauser)
Action Type: Semi-Auto
Markings: Right side of the receiver is marked, “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A. NECKAR D.R.P. v. A.P.”. The left side of the receiver is marked, “MAUSER”. The top of the chamber is marked, “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A NECKAR” with proofs. The top of the leaf sight is marked, “50-1000” meters. The inside of the handguard is marked with the serial number “221”. The back of the hammer, top of the charging handle, The left side of the buttstock on the receiver base is marked, “1614”. The rear of the buttstock is marked, “221”.
Barrel Length: 16”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed blade and the rear sight is v-notch elevator sight
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a detachable walnut wood buttstock with a wood foregrip. Both have sling swivels attached at the bottom. The LOP measures 16″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Magazine Quantity & Condition: This rifle does not have any magazines as it uses a 10 rd internal magazine that feeds with stripper clips.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is a very small patch of minor pitting on the right side of the magwell. The screw heads are sharp. The pins are serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This C96 Carbine comes in its original Presentation Mauser C96 Westley Richards & Co Ltd Display Case Circa 1900 in Excellent condition. The Brass Fittings are clean and the latches lock up properly. The Mahogany wood has a few small dents, light scratches on the top as well as compression marks. There are no chips or cracks. The brass fittings with the leather handle attached have some good patina build up.
Our Assessment: The Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf C96 Broomhandle Carbine is a unique and rare firearm that is a variant of the famous Mauser C96 pistol, also known as the “Broomhandle” due to its distinctive grip shape. This carbine variant features a longer barrel, typically around 18 inches in length, and a detachable wooden shoulder stock, which converts it into a carbine-style firearm.
The C96 Carbine was produced by Mauser, a German firearms manufacturer, and was chambered in various calibers, including the standard 7.63x25mm Mauser, as well as 9x19mm Parabellum and 9mm Mauser Export in some variants. However, production numbers were limited, and the C96 Carbine did not see widespread adoption into military service. It was primarily an experimental project by Mauser.
Today, the Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf C96 Broomhandle Carbine is considered an exceptionally rare and collectible firearm. Its unique design, limited production, and historical significance make it highly sought-after among firearms collectors. This particular model comes with its original Presentation Mauser C96 Westley Richards & Co Ltd Display Case Circa 1900 in Excellent condition and makes this already rare and valuable find even more unique. Please see our photos, specs below, and good luck on your bid!