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Mauser C96 Pistol, "Red 9"

Mauser C96 Pistol, "Red 9"

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Description (Brief)
Introduced in 1896, the Mauser Construktion 96 semiautomatic pistol was chambered for 7.63x25mm aummunition and featured an integral box magazine. The wooden shoulder stock doubled as a holster. Many people know it as the "broomhandle" Mauser. During the war Germany contracted with Mauser for pistols chambered for 9mm ammo to augment the standard 9mm Luger sidearms. Many military units branded a big red "9" in the grips so soldiers would use the right ammunition.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Pisa
licensee
Mauser
maker
Mauser
place made
Germany
Measurements
overall: 11 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 29.845 cm x 13.97 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
AF.37857
catalog number
37857
accession number
103374
serial number
138228
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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