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Osprey: The ‘Broomhandle’ Mauser
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 02:22 PM UTC


The ‘Broomhandle’ Mauser features full-colour artwork and an array of revealing photographs. Randy Harvey [HARV] reviews this engrossing story of the C 96 Broomhandle Mauser, the ground-breaking semi-automatic pistol that armed a generation of military personnel, adventurers and revolutionaries at the turn of the 20th century.

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JPTRR
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 02:04 PM UTC
I have always wanted a Broomhandle Mauser! Such a neat gun. Thanks, Randy. I'll get the book.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:48 PM UTC
You're welcome and thank you Fred. I appreciate you getting the review posted for me.

They are a neat handgun and I have always been interested in them. They just look cool and I too would like to own the real deal.


Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 03:55 PM UTC
I agree that they are a cool-looking gun and a great piece of history, but in their original chambering they are considered obsolete and in 9mm a handful on the auto version. Other than that they were a good-pointing firearm in spite of the oddly-shaped pistol grips, but the reason I walked away from buying one back in the mid 1980s was that they are a true pain to strip and clean! All the same I look forward to getting a look at this undoubtedly fascinating book and see what I probably missed out on...