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Firing Three Versions of the Old Mauser C96 Broom Handle Pistol [VIDEO]

The old Mauser C96 broom handle pistol came in many flavors.

Here are just three of the versions that were made of this iconic beast of war.

Watch to learn all about the C96, the carbine, and the Schnellfeuer.

The iconic Mauser C96 pistol may look very familiar to you. With a strange “broom handle” grip and the forward magazine compartment, this semi-automatic pistol sure has its own style.

This old model has been with us since 1896 and continues to be popular with collectors.

Three versions are examined and shot in this video; a pistol, a carbine, and a machine pistol (Schnellfeuer) are all turned loose on the gun range.

Did you see these magnificent specimens do what they were meant to do?

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Firing Three Versions of the Old Mauser C96 Broom Handle Pistol [VIDEO]