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Postby Mopar » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:33 am

Just got back from vacation last night. Besides spending a week and 1/2 riding motorcycles around New Hampshire and Maine, I found time to finally buy a gun I've wanted forever. Check one off the grail gun list!

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That's a 1920s German Mauser C96 Bolo, aka the "broomhandle", aka Han Solo's blaster.


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Postby myglimk2 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:37 am

That's sweet! 8)
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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:50 am

Nice! Some time back I saw a Chinese .45 ACP version at that shop along Rt 80 in North Branford.
I believe I have strippers and ammo for that rascal (if it's 7.63x25 Mauser). Hansen's had a slew of it, too (S&B I think).

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Postby Mopar » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:11 am

Yes, it's in the original .30mauser/7.63x25. I do need strippers and ammo (won an auction for some strippers on ebay last night). Also need to get dies and bullets of course. I'd like to slug the barrel before ordering the bullets, and I'm still trying to figure out if I should get the .30mauser dies or if the 7.62x25 Tok dies would work.
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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:15 am

Hmmm... I've got an RCBS set for the 7.63 Mauser that I use in a limited fashion for the 7.62 Tok (I own niether firearm).
I've always wanted to experiment with sabot rounds in a CZ52.

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Postby MessEleven » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:47 pm

Wow...what a cool looking gun!
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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:01 pm

Is that the one that comes with a butt stock like a rifle you can attach to it ?

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Postby Mopar » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:27 pm

Yea, though mine did not come with it. :(
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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:38 pm

Sportsman's guide has reproduction stocks with holster. But for 450 dollars they could hold there hands on there backside if you ask me

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Postby SR9 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:56 pm

Very nice Mopar!
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Postby blueshirt23 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:35 am

Mopar,
Nice Broomhandle. If you plan on shooting it frequently, you might want to invest in a modern bolt stop. The originals tend not to age too well and if it falls, it could be catastrophic. I have a Red 9 version and I've only fired a handful of rounds through it for that reason.
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Postby Speedway » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:39 pm

I have several hundred rounds of ammo for this gun if you are interested.

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I sold the two Broomhandles that I had.


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