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Nickle Plated Mauser C96
Old 11-11-2016, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default Nickle Plated Mauser C96

All, a commercial Broomhandle in 7.63 mm is coming up in a local auction with the wooden stock. It is in shooting condition, but no prize pig, and it has been nickel or chrome plated. Any idea how much this would be worth, roughly? It is a Mauser-made piece, not a Chinese or Spanish model.

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Old 11-11-2016, 07:22 PM   #2
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Well, my 2 cents, I would save my money for a correct rig.
I'm thinking you should let it go. You'll never be totally satisfied with it.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:39 PM   #3
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To me it would be the value of the stock (if not messed up) and maybe $200 for the pistol, but I would not want it anyway even to shoot.

I can take import stamps, barrack bag cuts, arsenal refinished and some mis-matched parts.......all depending on other things, but a post military service (notice I did not say post factory) re-blue or plating kills anything for me.

That said I have seen a collection of and appreciate what were clearly GI plated bringbacks......it can be hard to tell those from later plate jobs.......but it can be done I feel.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:41 PM   #4
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I have an all matching Army 1st Issue PO8 Luger with very rare unit marks which has been chrome plated which killed the value on it. But I can live with it knowing the chrome is part of it's history. Many returning Veterans were proud of their bring backs and spent big bucks getting them chromed.
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Thanks, all for your help.

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Old 11-12-2016, 06:42 PM   #6
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Lest anyone think that nickel plating was just a G I Phenomenon this ad will dispel it. Apparently some companies felt there was enough demand for plated Lugers to have some done up for sale. I doubt that it would have been practical to do this except in batches at this price.
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Lest anyone think that nickel plating was just a G I Phenomenon this ad will dispel it. Apparently some companies felt there was enough demand for plated Lugers to have some done up for sale. I doubt that it would have been practical to do this except in batches at this price.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:46 AM   #8
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I looked the Broomhandle over again - the stock has a crack in it, so I think I'll pass on it unless it goes crazy cheap.

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Old 11-13-2016, 02:04 PM   #9
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almost all c96 stocks will have a crack in them.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:12 PM   #10
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With the seller's commision, it went for $950.

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