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Mauser 1896 9mm Luger, ~$2000 (Grade: D 2015)

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Despite its ungainly appearance, the Mauser actually is a comfortable handgun, though this one bit us severely with the hotter ammo. This example had been refinished by a master craftsman, and it had an exceptional barrel that looked about like new, but the gun had many feeding and ejection problems.

Mauser 1896 9mm Luger, ~$2000 (Grade: D 2015)

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This is where many empties ended up on the way out of the 9mm Broomhandle. One of our jams had the empty stuck all the way to the rear, with a hot round trying to get into the chamber.
Marked to 1000 yards, the Mauser’s rear sight was as well made and intricate as the rest of it. With good eyes, the V-shaped sights work just fine.
Here are some of the intricately made parts that snap in and out of the Mauser when it’s field stripped. Good luck if you have to do that in a muddy trench during midwinter.
The Broomhandle is not difficult to get apart, but usually some internal pieces will fall out. They go back in only one way, and there are a few tricks, but the insides are well worth seeing for the masterful machining.

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