A unique Presentation Gilt Chinese Mauser Broomhandle will be offered for sale in Centurion Auctions February 16th, 2013 Militaria & Firearm Auction. This presentation Mauser broomhandle is part of a 150 lot auction of varied firearms to include modern, antique, military and presentation pieces.
RARE GILT CHINESE PRESENTATION OR GIFT MAUSER BROOMHANDLE C96 Heavily gilt and engraved Chinese High Official gift gun, manufactured by Waffenfabrik, Model C96. Frame has been lavishly gilt, engraved in scroll work throughout. The left and right side of the receiver features exquisitely detailed mountain landscapes, flying dragons and river scenes. In traditional Chinese the words "Automatic/Machine" have been inscribed on one side, and on the other "Tai Yuan Military Factory" and "Made in the 16th year of the Republic." Most likely a gift for a high status government official or military officer. Most likely never fired. From the estate of a retired US State Department employee, who received it from a wealthy associate in China before leaving his post there. Condition: 99% or better gilt / blue. Estimate: 10,000 - 20,000 (Sold / Realized $20,060)
Caliber / Gauge: 7.63mm
Barrel Length: 5 inch
Serial Number: 8241
Condition: 99% or better gilt / blue
The auction is open to all interested buyers. Visit the February 16th, 2013 Auction Page for bidding details and terms. Bid in person, by telephone, Internet or absentee. Visit the online catalog listing for this lot. Contact the gallery online or telephone: 386-868-2889
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