MAUSER BOLO BROOMHANDLE PISTOL NICE CLEAN POST WW1 PRODUCTION

This is a very tough gun to locate in any decent condition and it is not a 1980’s import from China.  In 95% condition and all matching we have a Mauser model 1896 “Bolo Model” pistol.  The name Bolo is a derivative of Bolshevik and the pistols got this name due to the fact that they were used extensively by both sides during the Russian Revolutionary and Civil War era.  They might just have easily been called the “Chinese Warlord Model” as the vast majority of these pistols that were sold went to arm the various competing forces in China.  This is a very typical later production example that would have been made in the mid to late 1920’s.  As almost all of these pistols are known to be, it is “Germany ” stamped for export to foreign markets outside of Germany.  This example is known to have been a GI bringback but we are not certain if the origin was European or Asian. My best guess would be that it came out of the China Burma India Theater at the end of WW2, by the look of it.  It is in very collectible condition with a very decent but not mint bore. In a world full of worn out ,redone, restored and relined junky Broomhandle pistols this is a real standout.   We rarely ever find a decent collector grade Bolo.

MAUSER BOLO BROOMHANDLE PISTOL NICE CLEAN POST WW1 PRODUCTION
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  • Item #: 11/02/2015-1
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