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Hi folks,

This weekend I could analyze a good pre-war commercial Mauser C96, with fantastic and not often seen hard rubber grips (beautiful, no cracks at all). The gun still has itoriginal blue finish with some rust-blue parts, as usual.

However, the owner told me that the gun is chambered for "a kind of 9mm Long". Of course, the 9mm Mauser Export cartridge came to my mind - but I never saw an example of this rare ammo or any gun that fired it. The magazine lift has a "step" in its frame (similar of those seen in the Red Nines). The serial number points that this Broom was made between 1911-1915, the same periode that the 9mm MAuser Export was issued and manufactured...

In fact, this gun is avaiable to trade, and I´m becoming inclined to buy it (the price is good...), but I´d like to know what yoy guys think about it or if someone has more info about this ammo and the C96s that were chambered to it. As the gun it is not mine (yet...), I can´t post pictures right now.

Thanks in advance,

Douglas.
 
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Hello Douglas,

It is good to hear that you are making some discoveries in Brazil. The caliber of the Mauser C96 which you are describing is a 9 mm Export which is the same size as a 9 mm Parabellum but a few millimeters longer in length.

I shall send you a page image from an old catalog which I own showing the cartridge and giving its DWM number.

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Albert,

Good to hear from you again. Yes, I found this one this weekend and I´m really excited about it. Any info you could provide would be great as usual.

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Douglas.
 

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Douglas,

This is a little bit of trivia for you...I bought a box of cartridges (sealed) that said 38 cal S&W on them, but the rest of the label was in spanish. I had to open the box because the depth of the box was deeper than a S&W .38 cartridge. It contained 5 stripper clips of 9mm Mauser (Export). Not owning a Broomhandle in 9mm export, I thought I could use the strippers in my other broomhandles!! Unfortunately, They don't fit!!! This is strange because the case head diameter is actually about .003 SMALLER than a 9mm parabellum!!!

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9 mm Mauser Export was developed 1908. Case lenght 25,1 mm, bullet diameter 9,1 mm (9 mm Luger 9,03 mm). Used in Steyr MP 43 an Hungarian 39M & 43M submachineguns.



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Well,

Just a note: I couldn´t avoid it and I bought the gun. I just love it, what more can I say? Those hard rubber grips got me...

As soon as I get the pictures I will post them here.

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Douglas,
Are you ready to sell it yet?? Since I have the clips and ammo, I should surely have the pistol also!!! Just kidding!! Good luck with your purchase. Can't wait to see the pictures. By the way, you don't happen to have a Schnellfeuer stock for sale do you??

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Dave,

If I had met you before, maybe... About one year ago, it was offered me a mint (yes, I mean MINT) Schnellfeuer, complete with three magazines (2 X 20 and one 10 shots), with beautiful stock (with the Mauser Banner), harness and tool. Better: it had Waffenamts all over it! However it was too much expensive to me (at that time something like $3500 - $4000), and I quit.

Maybe someday, someway, I can get this baby... who knows?

Douglas.
 
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