Admiration for the Mauser C96 Pistol?
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    Admiration for the Mauser C96 Pistol?

    I have admired and collected these pistols for years (and years) and currently own three: a John Rigby retailed conehammer sold to Ford Barclay in March of 1899, a hunter, traveler, and also an officer in Kitchener's Horse, who most assuredly took it with him to the Boer War; a Westley Richards retailed conehammer sold to Sir R. Wilson in January 1900, a diplomat and financier, probably carried by him on trips to Canada and the US; and an elaborate wartime commercial with stag grips with an non-factory engraving style attributed to Mexico or Persia, displayed with a Heiser holster and various vintage ammunition.

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    Anyone else enamored with these pistols?
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    I like em and almost bought one once, but an 1882 Colt SAA was also on the table and...you know the rest.
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    Count me in. But I only have 2.



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    pix811360139.jpgpix740685905.jpgI always admired them and one day I just decided to buy one...pix875775065.jpg
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Those are beauties!
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    My uncle gave me this one. My grandfather acquired it during WWI and brought it back to the US when he returned from his service in Europe. It is in excellent condition with all matching numbers including the stock. I shoot a few rounds through it about once a year.

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    I only have one and it's not in great shape. Had to replace the broken firing pin.
    Next up is the wooden holster.
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    Here is mine.




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    I should have bought one back when they were $3-4-5-600. This thing is a rehabilitated rechambered rebarreled reimport.
    It is a good job, but it ain't like one in original condition.
    I did not get skun on it, but it wasn't cheap like they used to be. I just had to have one.

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