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MAUSER C96 9MM EXPORT SMALL RING HAMMER CARBINE WITH INTERNAL FLOORPLATE RELEASE & PRESENTATION MONOGRAM. MAUSER C96 CARBINE 1023 9MM MODERN; IMPORT Cal. 9mm Export. This was the final form of Mauser’s standard production carbine. About 100 of these guns were assembled with most examples in the serial range 945-1050. Of these, relatively few were chambered for the 9mm Export. This carbine has a 15-3/4" bbl, dovetailed bead front sight, short extractor, a slip-in 50-500 rear sight with a full center line, a standard cursor, grooved follower, two-lug firing pin, small ring hammer, and an internal (inside trigger guard) release of the floorplate. Usual Mauser address on top of the chamber; full SN is on left chamber flat and repeated on left rear frame and over the push button on the shoulder stock iron. The matching number is on the bolt stop, bolt, hammer and subframe. On the left side of the magazine housing is a Regal monogram, traces of gold at its base, in which a crown surmounts a lavishly intertwined "AS". Monogram is 1-3/8" in height & 1-1/8" in width, attribution unknown. Two-line Mauser address is on right side of frame. Smooth forearm and buttstock each fitted with orig sling swivel. Buttstock with Mauser logoed buttplate. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Old professional restoration with correct rust blue, now with approx 95-97% coverage. Rust blue has also been applied to body of stock lug. Small parts have been lightly polished and re-heat treated for an enhanced fire blue. Forend & buttstock have orig finish, though thinned & darkened from oil, with a scattering of surface dings. Orig buttplate in comparable condition, missing a chip at the toe. Bright bore with shallow rifling, moderate corrosion. Perfect manual mechanics. An interesting carbine whose impressive monogram deserves further research. 43475-41 LMA123 (7,500-12,500)
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Minimum Bid: $0.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,800.00
Estimate: $7,500 - $12,500
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Monday, October 5, 2015.
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