SUPER RARE, DOCUMENTED SYSTEM MAUSER, BROOMHANDLE, EARLY STOCK.
Bbl 5 1/2″. Exceptionally early Mauser C96 with hand inscribed “SYSTEM/ MAUSER” on chamber with era correct shoulder stock. Exact pistol featured in the classic reference text System Mauser by Breathed & Schroeder, mentioned and photographed on pages 32, 33! Standard 10-shot pistol with fixed front sight and tangent rear sight graduated 1-10. Long extractor, independently secured firing pin, and earliest style safety, this example with an extended head. Left side of barrel extension with Crown/C/U marking. Early frame milling that does not include island in rearmost panel. Full serial number “360” on upper backstrap with serial number repeated on sight bar and cursor. Disassembly shows all matching numbers including the replacement floorplate, transfer bar, sear, sear spring, subframe, and locking lever. Follower, bolt stop, and firing pin retainer are unnumbered. Original serrated walnut grips, matching, with scriptic “A” inspector proofs. Lanyard ring is present. Accompanied by an original Conehammer shoulder stock serial number “727” applied to the hinge and lid with an externally unnumbered lug.