Working out with the C96 Broomhandle Mauser (VIDEO)

Tim with the Military Arms Channel spends some quality time with a sweet Broomhandle that, while not cosmetically beautiful, is still an “affordable collectible.”

Designed by the brothers Feederle, the semi-automatic, short-recoil pistol uses a fixed box magazine held forward of the trigger guard. This magazine was loaded by a stripper clip fed through the top of the breech and, while many “Red Nine” models were produced in 9mm Parabellum, most “Construktion 96” pistols were in 7.63x25mm. Subsequently made in China and Spain among others, the broomhandle — so named due to its distinctive grip, remained in production past WWII.

And Tim was able to pick up his own German-made piece of history for $500.

He also teases with a .303 British Enfield associated with the pre-1922 Royal Irish Constabulary, but that’s another video.

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