5/25/2021 – Arms and Armor

Arms, Armor & Militaria | Lot 143

  • May 25, 2021
  • 10:05 AM EDT
  • Cincinnati


**Mauser C96 Austrian Contract Pistol with Holster Stock

7.63mm, 5.5″ barrel,  S/N 383848. Blued finish, bright bolt, niter blued small parts, 33-groove hardwood grips. 1,000 meter tangent rear sight, slotted for shoulder stock. Standard wartime commercial markings, small ring hammer with NS marking, matching full or partial serial number on chamber, backstrap, lock frame, hammer, bolt, magazine floor plate and in grips. Rare Austrian acceptance mark W*n {Austrian Eagle} 17 on right of chamber. Only 14,378 commercial C1896/12 pistols were acquired by the Austrian military during WWI, 3,000 in 1915, 2581 in 1916 and 8,797 in 1917, making these guns extremely scarce. The pistol is accompanied by a Mauser banner marked holster stock that is not numbered or inspected.

  • Price Realized
  • $3,000


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