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Mauser Pistols

German arms manufacturer Mauser began producing bolt-action rifles in the 1870s before branching out into pistols some twenty years later. Mauser's first foray into pistols was the Mauser C96, a semi-automatic handgun produced in Germany, Spain, and China from 1896 to 1937. Known as the broomhandle, the mauser gun had superior range and better penetration than most other german pistols of its time, largely due to its use of the 7.63 mm by 25 mm Mauser cartridge, the highest-velocity commercially-produced pistol ammunition until the development of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935.

There were other notable Mauser pistols. One was the 1910, a small self-loading pistol that fired .25-caliber rounds, and later, a 1914 variant chambered for .32 ACP ammo. Some were sold commercially, but most were used by the German armed forces. From the '40s through the '70s, the gun maker produced the Mauser HSc, a compact double-action, blowback-operated .32 pistol that was also available in a version for .380-caliber ammunition.

All antique Mauser pistols are popular at auction, but the Construktion 96 is, by far, Mauser's most popular handgun during bidding. Even Mauser c96 replica and Mauser c96 reproduction pistols have cachet among certain collectors. Collectors interested in <a href=”https://www.invaluable.com/military-wartime-collectibles/cc-0EIGHLOFDZ/”>wartime and military memorabilia</a> have an appreciation for these replica pistols.

 

Quick Facts

  • In 2013, James D. Julia auctioned off a historically significant Mauser C96 engraved with gold inlay and featuring a carved stock. It beat the $70,000 high estimate, reaching $89,125
  • A Mauser C77 single-shot german pistol from the collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess of Zurich, Switzerland sold for $43,000
  • A factory-engraved Mauser C96 in mint condition once owned by WWII German General Ludwig Beck sold well above its $35,000 upper estimate for $75,900

Recommended Items at Auction

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(X) Mauser Model 1914 7.65 mm Pistol
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Mauser Model 1914 7.65 mm Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$4258 Bids
(X) Mauser Model 1910 6.35mm Pistol
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Mauser Model 1910 6.35mm Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2257 Bids
(X) Mauser byf 41 P.08 Luger, 9mm Pistol
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Mauser byf 41 P.08 Luger, 9mm Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$7005 Bids
(X) Mauser byf 42 P.08 Luger, 9mm Pistol
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Mauser byf 42 P.08 Luger, 9mm Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$8504 Bids
(X) Mauser byf 41 P.08 Luger, 9mm Pistol
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Mauser byf 41 P.08 Luger, 9mm Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$6003 Bids
MAUSER HSc PISTOL, .32 ACP
Oct 07, 10:00 AM EDT
MAUSER HSc PISTOL, .32 ACP
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $500
$2502 Bids
German Mauser Code S/42 P08 Pistol, 9Mm, 1937, L 4" Barrel, Sn 4325
Oct 13, 11:00 AM EDT
German Mauser Code S/42 P08 Pistol, 9Mm, 1937, L 4" Barrel, Sn 4325
by DuMouchelles
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$7501 Bid
WW1 AUSTRIAN PROOFED C96 BROOMHANDLE DATED 1915
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
WW1 AUSTRIAN PROOFED C96 BROOMHANDLE DATED 1915
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $3,500- $5,500
$1,7501 Bid
ANTIQUE MAUSER C96 CONEHAMMER BROOMHANDLE PISTOL
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE MAUSER C96 CONEHAMMER BROOMHANDLE PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $3,500- $5,500
$1,8000 Bids
EARLY DWM SNEAK LUGER CONVERTED BY MAUSER
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
EARLY DWM SNEAK LUGER CONVERTED BY MAUSER
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,5000 Bids
MAUSER MODEL 1910 6.35 CAL, POCKET PISTOL
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MAUSER MODEL 1910 6.35 CAL, POCKET PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $300- $450
$1500 Bids
A 7.63mm (MAUSER) C96 'CONE-HAMMER' SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL BY MAUSER, serial no. 4111,
Nov 22, 10:00 AM GMT
A 7.63mm (MAUSER) C96 'CONE-HAMMER' SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL BY MAUSER, serial no. 4111,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£1,0000 Bids
MAUSER MODEL 1930 CONVERTED TO RED NINE PISTOL
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MAUSER MODEL 1930 CONVERTED TO RED NINE PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids

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