Mauser C-96

Mauser C-96
Mauser C-96 is a heavy and powerful weapon with unusual appearance was developed by Mauser brothers. The history of this company deserves special attention.
Peter Paul Mauser was born on June 27, 1838, in Oberndorf and in 12 years, following footsteps of his father, started working in a weapons factory. In 1868 Paul, together with his elder brother William Mauser and American Charles Draw patented breech-loading rifle in the US, and in 1871 Prussia and Württemberg have adopted a single-shot rifle Mauser sample 1871. The company was headed by Wilhelm. After his death in 1882, Paul transformed the company into a "Vaffenfabrik Mauser AG" and in 1884 a new manager was appointed. It was one of the three designers of the brothers - Fidel Federle.

Mauser C-96
In 1893 Federle brothers have developed an automatic pistol, and after 2 years on 15 March, 1895 submitted modified in conjunction with the Paul Mauser and foreman Gaizer version, later dubbed Mauser C-96. Federle design was patented in the name of Paul Mauser first in Germany (German number 90430 dated 11 September 1895) and then in the UK (1896).
On August 1, 1896, a new weapon has been demonstrated to members of the arms commission in Stuttgart. Since 1897, the production of C-96 was put on stream, and in 1899-1902 Mauser pistol was tested during the 1st Boer War. Until 1908 on the plant 70 thousand of guns were produced in Oberndorf.

Mauser C-96
Mauser C-96, nicknamed "Broomhandle" featured Marked in front of the trigger guard shoplifting box (so-called permanent store) with a hinged lid, placed "on-rifle", which is charged from the cage, a staggered arrangement of cartridges gate hidden in the receiver box block design trigger, adjustable sights. The wooden holster, which could be used as the butt, made it possible to combine the functions of a gun and a light carbine. To the pistol cartridge, 7.63 × 25 "Mauser" was specially designed, the basis of which the cartridge 7.65 "Borchardt" was taken.



Mauser C-96

Mauser C-96
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