The Broomhandle Mauser

The Mauser 'Broomhandle' has received more than its fair share of names, nicknames and designations. This is perhaps because it was never given one official name. Even the Mauser company itself was inconsistent with its official ...

The    Broomhandle    Mauser

At a time when most handguns were limited to six rounds, the ten-shot Mauser caught the attention of the world for its unprecedented firepower and formidable high-velocity 7.63×25mm cartridge. This saw its ultimate expression in the first-ever select-fire handgun – the 'Schnellfeuer' machine pistol, fed by a detachable magazine and offering both full-automatic and single-shot modes. The C 96 was the first semi-automatic pistol to see combat, arming both sides in the Second Anglo-Boer War, and seeing service with the German, Russian, Chinese and other militaries. Widely purchased commercially, it was carried by none other than Winston Churchill in the Sudan and South Africa, became prized by the Irish Republican Army and Soviet revolutionaries, and even armed Han Solo in the 'Star Wars' movies. Featuring full-colour artwork and an array of revealing photographs, this is the engrossing story of the C 96 Broomhandle Mauser, the ground-breaking semi-automatic pistol that armed a generation of military personnel, adventurers and revolutionaries at the turn of the 20th century.

Pistols

Eastern warlords, especially in China, were particularly fond of the Mauser Model 1896 Broomhandle and were eager to acquire more. Astra thus stepped in with the Model 900, chambered for the 7.63mm Mauser cartridge, very similar in ...

Pistols

The development of the pistol helped bring the age of the armored knight to an end, provided the elite with a status symbol of dangerous glamour, and inspired both artisans and industrialists to reach new heights of invention. * Provides complete technical details of exemplary pistols from the first working models to the present * In-depth coverage of the three major pistol designs—single-shot, revolver, and automatic—and their production and issuance in the United States, Europe, and Asia

The Complete Illustrated Manual of Handgun Skills

The C96 was often called the Broomhandle Mauser, although the Finns called it the Ukko or Old Man Mauser. ... The magazine is located in front of the trigger guard with the handle protruding like a broom handle under the receiver.

The Complete Illustrated Manual of Handgun Skills


The Big Book of Gun Trivia

Most “Broomhandle Mausers” fired the 7.63x25mm Mauser (aka .30 Mauser, .303-inch Mauser [UK])11 originally designed for the Borchardt pistol, the predecessor of the Luger, in 1893. While the round was the handgun top-velocity achiever, ...

The Big Book of Gun Trivia

A complete guide to weapons history, facts, myths and trivia, covering everything you wanted to know, didn't want to know and you don't know you need to know... Gordon Rottman offers a step by step guide through interesting weapon facts and statistics, including a section on ammunition, while breaking apart popular myths and misconceptions. Covering subjects from weapons designations to the longest serving military rifles, where rifles get their names from and everything in between, Osprey is proud to present The Big Book of Gun Trivia.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry

BROOMHANDLE MAUSER Mauser's first foray into automatic-pistol production came in 1896, with the introduction of a 7.63mm model that (along with its improved successor, the Model 1898), was known as the “Broomhandle Mauser” from the ...

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry

A complete look at weapons—from the Stone Age and Bronze Age to present day—from spears and swords to handguns and automatic weapons. When did hunting weapons begin to be used against humans instead of animals? What is the difference between the Plains Indian War Club and the Fijian War Club? What weapon is common to peoples in every part of the world? The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry is a comprehensive guide to arms and armaments throughout history. Beginning in the Stone Age, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry travels through the Bronze Age to our present day, showing the tools humans have used to defend themselves all around the globe. There’s the Japanese tanto, or dagger, which have become identified with gangs known as yakuza. There’s the flaming arrow used when Swiss and Austrian forces clashed in the 14th century. And there’s the revolver that Samuel Colt made practical for both military and civilian use in Hartford, Connecticut. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry will help readers better understand how—and why—the battles of history were fought.

Shooter s Bible Guide to Cartridges

The “BroomhandleMauser pistol shown adjacent was as fine an example of the design as most shooters would ever want. In it, Prvi Partizan 85gr ammunition produced a prominent muzzle flash along with a loud blast.

Shooter s Bible Guide to Cartridges

A guidebook designed specifically to teach gun users everything they need to know to select the right cartridge for their shooting needs. This title is written in an accessible and engaging style that makes research fun. The Shooter's Bible Guide to Cartridges is packed with full-color photographs, clear and detailed diagrams, and easy-to-read charts with cartridge data. The Shooter's Bible name has been known and trusted as an authority on guns and ammunition for nearly a century and has sold over seven million copies since its start. Now the Shooter's Bible offers readers this comprehensive and fascinating guide to cartridges. Complete with color and black and white photographs showcasing various makes and models of firearms and equipment, this guide to cartridges is the perfect addition to the bookshelf of any beginner or experienced hunter, firearm collector, or gun enthusiast. No matter what your shooting background is, you'll learn something new. This guide is a great introduction that will make readers want to seek out and get to know all the titles in the informative Shooter's Bible series.

Weapons and Warfare From Ancient and Medieval Times to the 21st Century 2 volumes

Mauser. C96. (“Broomhandle”). Pistol. The Mauser Pistol Model 1896 (C96) developed by German Peter Paul Mauser was the first practical self-loading (semiautomatic/self-loading) pistol. Manufactured beginning in 1896, it remained in ...

Weapons and Warfare  From Ancient and Medieval Times to the 21st Century  2 volumes

This work covers major weapons throughout human history, beginning with clubs and maces; through crossbows, swords, and gunpowder; up to the hypersonic railgun, lasers, and robotic weapons under development today. Weapons and Warfare is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and highly informative overview of weapons and their impact on the course of human history. In addition to providing basic factual information, this encyclopedia will delve into the greater historical context and significance of each weapon. The chronological organization by time period will enable readers to fully understand the evolution of weapons throughout history. The work begins with a foreword by a top scholar and a detailed introductory essay by the editor that provides an illuminating historical overview of weapons. It then offers entries on more than 650 individual weapons systems. Each entry has sources for further reading. The weapons are presented alphabetically within six time periods, ranging from the prehistoric and ancient periods to the contemporary period. Each period has its own introduction that treats the major trends occurring in that era. In addition, 50 sidebars offer fascinating facts on various weapons. Numerous illustrations throughout the text are also included. Includes an informative foreword on the impact of weapons on tactics by distinguished historian British Army Major General Mungo Melvin (Retired) Offers individual introductory essays to each of the six chronological sections of the book Provides concise studies, written distinguished military historians, of more than 650 important weapons systems Features 50 sidebars that supply interesting insights related to the employment of various weapons

The German War Machine in World War II An Encyclopedia

Pistols The semiautomatic pistol was developed in the late nineteenth century. ... of its unique shape and its extended wooden grip, the C96 is universally known as the “Broomhandle Mauser” which was still used during World War II.

The German War Machine in World War II  An Encyclopedia

This invaluable resource offers students a comprehensive overview of the German war machine that overran much of Europe during World War II, with close to 300 entries on a variety of topics and several key primary source documents. This book provides everything the reader needs to know about the German war machine that developed into the potent armed force under Adolf Hitler. This expansive encyclopedia covers the period of the German Third Reich, from January 1933 to the end of World War II in Europe, in May 1945. Dozens of entries on key battles and military campaigns, military and political leaders, military and intelligence organizations, and social and political topics that shaped German military conduct during World War II are followed by an illuminating epilogue that outlines why Germany lost World War II. A documents section includes more than a dozen fascinating primary sources on such significant events as the Tripartite Pact among Germany, Italy, and Japan; the Battle of Stalingrad; the Normandy Invasion; the Ardennes Offensive; and Germany's surrender. In addition, six appendices provide detailed information on a variety of topics such as German aces, military commanders, and military medals and decorations. The book ends with a chronology and a bibliography of print resources. Presents a comprehensive overview of how the German Army was able to rebuild itself from the ground up following World War I Explains how flawed German strategy blundered the country into a two- and even three-front war it could not hope to win Explores the contradiction of Wehrmacht complicity in the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust, and the fact that a group of Wehrmacht officers formed Germany's only viable internal opposition to Hitler Examines many of the less popularly known but key German military leaders such as Ludwig Beck, Adolf Heusinger, Hans Speidel, Johannes Steinhoff, and Siegfried Westphal

Cuba Libre

Osma moved off in the other direction, not far, took out his Broomhandle Mauser and squatted down among the hanging fronds to sit on his heels. He could still hear the Guardias moving in the leaves. That kind – they didn't argue or even ...

Cuba Libre

The New York Times bestselling author of BE COOL and GET SHORTY. War in Cuba isn't Ben Tyler's concern. Still, sailing mares and guns into Havana harbor in 1898 - right past the submerged wreckage of the U.S. battleship Maine - may not be the smartest thing the recently prison-sprung horse wrangler ever did. Neither is shooting one of the local Guardia, though the pompous peacock deserved it. Now Tyler's sitting tight in a vermin-infested Cuban stockade waiting to face a firing squad. But he's not dying until he gets the money he's owed from a two-timing American sugar baron. And there's one smart, pistol-hot lady at the rich man's side who could help Ben get everything he's got rightfully coming...even when the whole damn island's going straight to hell.

The Book of Gun Trivia

WHAT WAS THE “BROOMHANDLE MAUSER”? Waffenfabrik Mauser is mainly known for its excellent rifles, but the firm designed many other weapons. One of the most distinctive was the C96 self-loading pistol, a weapon with a bewildering host of ...

The Book of Gun Trivia

Offering a step by step guide through interesting gun facts and statistics, Gordon Rottman presents The Book of Gun Trivia. Covering a range of subjects, such as weapons designations, where rifles get their names from, the longest serving rifles and everything in between, this book brings together everything you ever needed to know about guns and ammunition and much more besides. Alongside the key facts and figures, Gordon Rottman also breaks apart popular myths and misconceptions about both weapons and ammunition, putting his years of military service to good use.

The Defences of Macau

uo.on“oooovvuoooovvuoooou“o under license by Husqvarna in Sweden as the pistol m40. Husqvarna went on to produce over ... Clearly this is different from the Broomhandle Mauser that is mounted next to it. It is marked MAUSER-WERKE A.G. ...

The Defences of Macau

The forts built from the early seventeenth century onwards, the ships that defended Macau’s waters, the weapons that armed the facilities and the soldiers and sailors who manned them all are carefully detailed in The Defences of Macau. These forts, cannon and small arms were a familiar part of society for hundreds of years, and a significant part of Macau’s heritage. Macau is fortunate in having so many artifacts remaining, but very little research has been done on them. Richard Garrett, a retired civil engineer and an expert in antique weapons, addresses this gap by identifying many rare and unique weapons. More than 200 illustrations, many in colour, serve as a visual record of what has survived. Some of the forts are included among Macau’s World Heritage sites. Many visitors and those interested in the history of the region will be interested in these forts and arms that remain in relative abundance in Macau. The book will also appeal to those scholars specialising in military and arms history.

Firepower

Similar alterations were made to Luger and Mauser pistols, too, including the well-known Schnellfeuer (quick-fire) variant of the “broomhandleMauser pistol. None of them proved to be satisfactory for any foreseeable purpose, ...

Firepower

How military technology has transformed the world The history of warfare cannot be fully understood without considering the technology of killing. In Firepower, acclaimed historian Paul Lockhart tells the story of the evolution of weaponry and how it transformed not only the conduct of warfare but also the very structure of power in the West, from the Renaissance to the dawn of the atomic era. Across this period, improvements in firepower shaped the evolving art of war. For centuries, weaponry had remained simple enough that any state could equip a respectable army. That all changed around 1870, when the cost of investing in increasingly complicated technology soon meant that only a handful of great powers could afford to manufacture advanced weaponry, while other countries fell behind. Going beyond the battlefield, Firepower ultimately reveals how changes in weapons technology reshaped human history.

Chinese Warlord Armies 1911 30

However, by far the most popular type in service in China during the period was the Mauser M1896 'broomhandle' pistol, of which huge numbers were imported from 1922 onwards and throughout the 1930s. These included both semi-automatic ...

Chinese Warlord Armies 1911   30

Defeated in the Sino-Japanese War 1894–95 and the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, Imperial China collapsed into revolution and a republic was proclaimed in 1912. From the death of the first president in 1916 to the rise of the Nationalist Kuomintang government in 1926, the differing regions of this vast country were ruled by endlessly forming, breaking and re-forming alliances of regional generals who ruled as 'warlords'. These warlords acted essentially as local kings and much like Sengoku-period Japan, fewer, larger power-blocks emerged, fielding armies hundreds of thousands strong. In the midto late 1920s some of these regional warlords. This book will reveal each great warlord as well as the organization of their forces which acquired much and very varied weaponry from the west including the latest French air force bombers. They were also joined by Japanese, White Russian and some Western soldiers of fortune which adds even more colour to a fascinating and oft-forgotten period.

Weapon

... company was already producing Hammer Maxim guns, and that motivated him to experiment with a self-loading pistol. ... ten-round MAUSER C/96 Although complicated and slow to load due to its fixed magazine, the “BroomhandleMauser ...

Weapon

The ultimate record of arms and armour An epic 4,000-year illustrated story of weaponry. From stone axes to heavy machine-guns, swords to sniper rifles, discover the innovative design, range, lethal function and brutal history of arms and armour, and meet the warriors who wielded them. Includes all the important arms from the ages, covering edged weapons, clubs, projectiles and firearms from ancient Egyptian axes, through bows and spears of traditional societies in Africa, Oceania and the Americas, to the machine-guns and missiles of modern infantry forces. Key weapons from every era are presented in sharp detail and the mechanisms that operate them are displayed and explained. Top fighting forces, from the Greek hoplite to the Navy Seal are profiled, and the weapons they have wielded and the tactics and fighting methods they’ve used are revealed.

Bangkok File

The Broomhandle Mauser fascinated everyone, and Shake was the only one aboard who had actually fired the old German-design pistol, so he did the instruction. The piece Pete obtained was a Chinese copy of the original chambered for 9mm ...

Bangkok File

Bronze Medal Winner from the Military Writers Society of America! He’s unplugged and living the dream at a new Texas Hill Country homestead, but Gunner Shake Davis never really expected that to last. When he gets a phone call asking him to undertake a lazy look-see mission to determine the root of at-sea oil rip offs in the Gulf of Thailand, Shake returns to some old haunts in Southeast Asia. It starts in Bangkok, moves to a sea cruise in a commandeered junk, and winds up on Koh Tang off the Cambodian coast. And that backwater little spit of sand haunts Shake’s memories from the days of the screwed-up Mayaguez rescue mission at the end of the Vietnam War. The bad guys on Koh Tang are oil pirates and just as deadly as the Khmer Rouge that nearly killed him back in 1975. A simple recon mission gets twisted, obscured, and altered—which brings Shake and his crew into a second Battle of Koh Tang Island.

Uncharted Waters

in the Borchardt pistol by the same guy who designed the SharpsBorchardt rifle. His pistol was the forerunner of the Luger, but in 1896, Paul Mauser brought out his famous Broomhandle C1896 pistol that used a higher-velocity version of ...

Uncharted Waters

The purpose of this book is to give ChristaEUR"centered believers an objective look at how a community of believers has the ability to not just survive in the roughaEUR"andaEUR"tumble times that a postaEUR"financialaEUR"collapse world will inevitably lapse into, but actually thrive. ChristaEUR"centered leadership is the key. Honoring God the Father and His Son Yeshua in all aspects is something that the author strove to hear God's leading on, from start to finish. Over the last twenty years, many books, articles, and movies have been written and filmed about the postapocalyptic world, both fiction and non fiction howaEUR"to, centering on what to do and how to do it. Most, if not nearly all, have focused on a few major topics, with perhaps another one or two side issues. In this book, the author has endeavored to cover as many facets as possible that will come into play as given to him by God's Spirit. Financial collapse, firearms, selfaEUR"defense, breakdown of law and order, cannibalism, barter, invasion by the UN, the setting up of a retreat, basic survival skills, and medical care by amateurs have all been covered in other works, and usually quite well. But, as they say on TV, wait, there's more...much, much more. Also woven into this work are torture, suicide, homosexuality and the subsequent deliverance from it, along with the very real probability of Islamic terrorism. Then we get to, for the most part, the forgotten wild cards: a command structure for the leadership, unparalleled cataclysmic geological upheaval, pandemic outbreak, the setting up of a city of refuge for God's people, and without question, the most neglected yet, far and away, most important deciding factor in all this: the last days' move of God. Mix all these factors together, and there we will find ourselves in uncharted waters.

Hitler s Elite

The same could not be said for one of the Waffen-SS grenadier's other most popular weapons, the 9mm C 96 Mauser. Popularly known as the 'broomhandle' Mauser because of the shape of its grip, this ingenious handgun remains one of the ...

Hitler   s Elite

Hitler's Elite: The SS 1939–45 tells the complete story of the SS at individual, unit and organizational levels. Following an explanation of the SS' complex political and social origins, and its growth within the Nazi empire, it goes on to look at both its war record and its wider role in Heinrich Himmler's implementation of Hitler's vision for the Third Reich. As well as providing a combat history of the Waffen-SS from 1939 to 1945, it also explores themes such as ideology, recruitment, foreign SS personnel, training and equipment. The book's textual history is brought to life with more than 200 photographs and colour artworks from Osprey's series titles. As a companion volume to Hitler's Armies and Hitler's Eagles, this book gives a detailed and highly visual insight into one of Hitler's most powerful instruments of policy.

Fighting Handguns

THE MILITARY MAUSER This famous old gun is the first successful self-loading pistol. It was successful because ... The grip is the worst ever commonly used, giving it the nickname of the “broomhandle Mauser.” The recoil axis is way up ...

Fighting Handguns

In Fighting Handguns, author Jeff Cooper not only takes the reader through the development of this weapon from its beginnings in mid-16th-century Europe through the various iterations of single- and double-action revolvers and semiautomatic pistols, he also discusses some important aspects of carrying and shooting a fighting handgun under combat conditions. “For good or ill, man is a fighting animal. While most feel that this is an unmitigated evil, it may, like most aspects of nature, have its positive side. Certainly man’s combative nature is responsible for most of the massive tragedy of history, but it’s possible that history of any sort just wouldn’t have happened had it not been characteristic of the race to struggle against its environment. And man’s environment, of course, includes man. A placid, gentle, contented creature—a koala, for instance—is nice to contemplate but does not progress, and if it encounters a challenge it simply dies. Whether progress, at the price of a fighting disposition, is worth it is a question, but it’s a bit on the academic side. Man is the way he is, and gets along as he must. Being human, we are involved in strife. Much as we may deplore this, we must master the techniques of strife or perish. “This book is devoted to one of these techniques—the one-hand firearm as used by man against man.”—Jeff Cooper

Firearms An Illustrated History

Trigger A MAUISER C.96 Although complicated and slow to load due to its fixed Date 1896 magazine, the “BroomhandleMauser Selbstladepistole (self-loading pistol) soon became popular in military circles thanks to its very powerful ...

Firearms An Illustrated History

Firearms: An Illustrated History tells the story of the gun using photos of hundreds of weapons. It traces every milestone from the first muskets to modern automatic weapons. Pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, machine-guns and artillery are profiled with beautifully photographed weapons and stunning close-up details of key firearms - all combining to make this the definitive guide to firearms in military history, sport, hunting, and law enforcement. The ebook features over 300 firearms spanning centuries of development, with the world's most iconic gun brands such as Colt, Smith and Wesson, and Kalashnikov covered with amazing photographic features. You can appreciate the incredible engineering behind guns through stunning visuals with close-up details of key weapons, from intricately inlaid shotguns to modern sniper rifles. If you are interested in military history and the history of weapons, Firearms: An Illustrated History is ideal for you.

A Man Without Breath

It bothered mealsothat she had mentioned the word“cannon” before we'dfound the broomhandle Mauser.Of course, she mighthave been in the habitof describinggunsas cannons; some people were; then again, she'd usedthe name“box cannon” when ...

A Man Without Breath

Bernie Gunther enters a dangerous battleground when he investigates crimes on the Eastern Front at the height of World War 2 in this gripping historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Philip Kerr. Berlin, 1943. A month has passed since Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, morale is low and commanders on the ground know better. Then Berlin learns of a Red massacre of Polish troops near Smolensk, Russia. In a rare instance of agreement, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. And so Bernie Gunther is dispatched. In Smolensk, Bernie finds an enclave of Prussian aristocrats who look down at the wise-cracking, rough-edged Berlin bull. But Bernie doesn’t care about fitting in. He only wants to uncover the identity of a savage killer—before becoming a victim himself.