March 11th & 12th Auction
Auction: March 11th & 12th, 2013: 10am
Preview: March 8th-10th, 2013: 9am-5pm
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*MAUSER C96 LARGE RING CARBINE IN PERIOD CASE WITH ACCESSORIES. SN 637. Cal. 7.63mm. Mauser made approx. 1,000 carbines that were numbered in a separate serial range. The frame characteristics of the large ring carbines are similar to the pistols in the 30000 serial range though the chamber has longer flutes and the rails are solid. Carbines have a distinctive forend and a push button detachable buttstock that has a Mauser marked buttplate. Usual Mauser markings on chamber and full SN on left chamber flat that is repeated on the lower portion of the left frame and the left side of attaching iron. SN is also present on the bolt stop, bolt, hammer, subframe, locking lever and the attaching iron on buttstock. Rear sight is marked "50-500" and has a grooved follower as has been observed in other closely numbered carbines. This particular example, with its correct cleaning rod, comes in a period case that has a pouch to hold two stripper clips of ammunition and a separate compartment for boxed ammunition. Carbine is carried disassembled with the buttstock and bbl assembly-frame secured in separate compartments. Leather case is closed with two belt straps in addition to a central latch and has a carry handle. PROVENANCE: Ralph Merrill Collection CONDITION: Excellent restoration with metal having over 98% rust blue finish. The extractor, safety and sight bar retain their original fire blue. The sight cursor, bolt stop and trigger have been reheat treated. The forend is a replacement. Buttstock appears original though sanded and has the correct Mauser buttplate. Original cleaning rod is in excellent condition. Bright bore with strong rifling and minimal frosting. Leather case is well worn, though straps and lock are still functional. Handle has broken free from one end of the retaining ring. (C&R). 4-47301 LMA108 (10,000-20,000)
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