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MAUSER C96 EARLY, LARGE RING SHALLOW MILLED, VL&D, WITH MATCHING STOCK & MILITARY RIG.MAUSERC96310167.63MMMODERN; C&R; IVORYCal. 7.63mm. Phenomenally nice Large Ring Shallow Milled C96 that was imported by VL&D and fitted with a Lyman "certifiable pre-ban ivory" bead front sight. Standard 5-1/2" bbl, long extractor, 50-100 graduated rear sight and single lug firing pin. Top of chamber with usual Mauser address. SN "31016" on left receiver flat. Crown/crown/U on left side of receiver; antler acceptance on right side. VL&D marking with NY address centered in left frame. No Mauser address on right frame as typical for the Early Shallow Milled pistols. Major components are rust blued. The extractor, appropriate components of the sight assembly, bolt stop and safety are fire blued; trigger is strawed. Matching SNs on sight bar, cursor, bolt stop, bolt, firing pin, hammer, subframe, locking lever and frame. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts. Varnished wood grips with serrated panels, each fully matched with the number "31016". Lanyard ring present. Accompanied by its original matching numbered walnut stock/holster, a 1917 Dresden-made leather carrier and a brown leather 2-pocket pouch containing two 10-round nickeled stripper clips with original ammunition. Included is a reproduction cleaning rod. There is no spare follower spring. Also included is four blue boxes of ammunition (three are sealed, each containing 25 rnds; one is opened and contains 12 rnds); and a 50-rnd box of Winchester ammunition. PROVENANCE: The William Smith Collection.Formerly Bruce Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible parts matching including grips & stock. May or may not have been fired. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig factory blue with only sharp edge wear. Small parts retain most of their orig fire blue, again only with sharp edge wear and the trigger retains most of its orig straw color. Grips retain most of their orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Stock/holster is equally new with only minor nicks & scratches. Leather carrier appears equally new also and is not a reproduction. Stripper clip pouch retains 50-60% orig brown finish. Ammunition is fine. 49312-37 FTL (7,000-10,000)
MAUSER C96, 31016, 7.63MM, MODERN; C&R; IVORY
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