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Mauser C96 7.63mm Parabellum with detachable magazine

Originally developed by Georg Luger, the 9mm Parabellum cartridge uses a .356-inch diameter bullet, and is rimmed with a slight taper from rim to enhance feed reliability.

About equal to the Mauser C96 in close combat, the 20 round detachable magazine was more useful at intermediate ranges.

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Mauser C96 9mm Parabellum

Mauser C96 7.63mm Parabellum, 1936, with 20 round detachable magazine
Westinger-system Schnellfeuerpistole, Selector set at Normal

This gun was sold to China in the late '30s (ideographs read "Made In Germany")
Mausers were popular with the CCF during 1st year of Korean War

Mauser 1912

Known as the Model 1916, this was in fact the 1912 Mauser, chambered and altered to accommodate the 9 mm Luger Service cartridge, the original calibre having been 7.63 mm. Mechanically and in appearance, the 7.63 mm and the 9 mm are the same. As a quick means of identification, the Model 1916 has the figure '9' carved or painted on the grips.

Georg Luger originally developed the 9mm Parabellum cartridge in 1902. The cartridges case is rimmed with a slight taper from rim to mouth which enhances feed reliability. It uses a .356-inch diameter bullet.

Mauser Shoulder

This was issued during World War 2 and was equipped with a shoulder stock which also served as a holster. This was also produced by 'Waffenfabrik Mauser AG Oberndorf'.

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