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Mauser Broomhandle Bringback?

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I recently purchased this possible GI bringback. Its a matching numbers nickle plated Broomhandle. There are no import markings on this firearm that was manufactured between 1923-30. Unfortunately, there are no capture papers that accompany this particular gun. The plating looks vintage and was commonly applied my GI's who wanted to spruce up their worn souvenir. I was outbid on a similar one a few years ago when the bidding exceeded $3500. I got a good deal on this one and will shoot it when I get a chance. post-158759-0-03526500-1585936607_thumb.jpgpost-158759-0-09045800-1585936632_thumb.jpg

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Beauty broom handle you got there! I would love to shoot one of these sometime. I have a inter-war Luger that was also a bring back and that shoots like a dream! Super cool to have one of these, as you find one for every 50 lugers or 20 regular Mauser's out there. Congrats on the find!


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Thanks Brian! Ammo is available and not too expensive 36 cents a round. Its not too expensive and I won't be shooting it a lot. I'm searching for repro holster but all come from China and they cant guarantee they will fit.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_embrittlement

Hi, nice Broomhandle but since it has been chromed I would not suggest shooting it much due to hydrogen embrittlement. This is something that often happens to a higher grade of alloy when plated. I'm by far no expert on the subject. I worked in a racecar shop years ago and we were told not to electroplate any of our suspension parts especially the one made of chromoly steel. Take a look at the link I hopefully attached and see what you think.

 

Take care

 

Tom

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