Did german forces use much Mauser C96 during WW2?? I live in Norway, and they turn up from time to time here, and all of them came with the germans during the war.. Most pistols are C96/1916 ("Red nine"), but there are also some WW1 7,63mm. Most are without the holster-stock, but many turn up in original leather-holsters. Many show signs of rework post WW1. ("1920"-stamping, shorter barrels, weimar unit-markings, etc..) Any ideas?