C96 “Broomhandle” Mauser

Tuesday is normally a day I get to yakking about some gun-related subject, but I’m pretty beat form a long day and nothing is coming to mind that seems like it would be of interest to anyone. So instead I will leave you with this excellent series of photos of the Mauser 1896 “Broomhandle” pistol, sent to us by reader Roberto. The C96 has a really intricate “we don’t need no skinkin’ pins” trigger mechanism, and these photos show you exactly how it goes together. Thanks, Roberto!

You can download the whole set here (sorry, no high-res available).