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    Thanks for the neat article. I bought my C-96 in 1974 and have never fired it. It was made on contract to China and, from the Chinese markings (scribed onto it), it was owned by a police chief somewhere in China. I took it to a gun show, years ago, to let a vendor, who was selling Mauser pistols look at it and tell me as much as he could. He said, based on the serial number, that it was made in 1921 or 22 and was made in Germany for the Chinese police. Since it was scribed with the initials of a policeman, it, probably, belonged to a police chief as the regular officers didn't inscribe theirs.

    The barrel is in great shape and everything is in perfect working order.

    It was on my bucket list of firearms I've always wanted.
    I'm still not sure if I'll ever shoot it, or not, but it is nice to take out and clean up (fondle) every once in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Keller View Post
    mines still broke from last summer, I be lazy.
    What broke on it?
    "Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris."

    "Never say, "gun control" but instead say, "victim disarmament." - L Neil Smith

    Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless.

    Freedom isn't free.

    "Attitude is the paintbrush that colors our world." TV Series, Haven.

    My Spirit Animal has rabies.

    I'd rather be an American than a Democrat.

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