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The Mauser C96 explained

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Ebook's Content

Field stripping the Mauser C96

- The first four stripping steps
- The takedown latch is of paramount importance
- Dismounting the firing pin in very early models
- The bolt retainer

Advanced dismounting the Mauser C96

- The extractor
- The rear sight blade and latch

Magazine floorplate plunger and trigger
Dismounting the lock sub-frame
- Hammer and safety lever
- Sear actuator and sear spring
- Mainspring plunger and rocker coupling
- Mainspring and guides
When replacing the rocker coupling (tip 1)
- To assemble the barrel group (tip 2)
- To reassemble the action frame and the barrel group (tip 3)

Technical description of the Mauser C96

- The Mauser C96 pistol consists of four main parts
- The barrel and extension

The magazine well
When the bolt is drawn rearwards with a empty magazine
The rear and front sight
- The bolt stop
- The barrel extension
- The bolt
The receiver
- The lock sub-frame

Operation of the Mauser C96

- A "prop-up" type of locking
- Close-up animated sequence
- Full size animated sequence
- Hammer and sear relation
- Disconnecting work of the forward mainspring plunger
- Locking and unlocking of the bolt
- The bolt's rear travel
- Disconnection in early models
- The ejector

The safety of the Mauser C96

- Long type safety lever on early models
- Late safety of the first type

Late safety of the second type or "NS" safety
Hammer-operated safety lever
Universal safety
- Model 1902 safety prototype

Prototypes and pre-production Models

- A working prototype materialized by the summer of 1894
- German patent (No. 90430)

Six-shot and a twenty-shot model
The final stage for mass production
The spur hammer replaced by a "Cone Hammer"
- The twenty-shot version
- An experimental 6 mm cartridge
- 1896 prototype of a ten-shot carbine

Mauser C96 early Models

- Last minute changes before the mass production launch
- Introduction of the two locking lugs

Improvement of the lock sub-frame
The mainspring front plunger
Minor changes
From about the serial number 360 onward

Mauser C96 "Cone Hammer" variations

- Modification of the barrel extension
- Cone Hammer 10-shot variations described
- The left rear milled out side panel modified

Cone Hammer 6-shot variations described
- Cone Hammer 20-shot variations described
- Cone Hammer resold by Westley Richards
- Rear sight with a peep type aperture

Mauser C96 "Large ring Hammer" variations

- At about serial number 15,000, the "Flat side" variation
- Italian Navy contract

Modification of the trigger and rear sight
- firing pin with a single locking lug
- The "shallow-milled" panel variation
- Large ring "Bolo" 10-shot
- The "Bolo" variation
- The new two-lug firing pin
- Large ring 6-shot "Officer Model"

Mauser C96 "Small ring Hammer" variations

- Small ring Hammer 10-shot
- The improved "NS" safety

Shorter extractor
Modification of the barrel extension
- The barrel rifling was changed
- The Mauser banner trademark
- The 9 mm Export
- The "Red Nine" variation
- Small ring Hammer 6-shot
- The reinforced chamber

Post-War 1920 Reworks and 1930 Model

- 1920 Rework 10-shot
Under the new German Republic of Weimar
- Mauser pistols
out of Germany
- French Gendarmerie
- The long barreled "Bolo"
- Post War regular 10-shot production
- Post War special and experimental models
- Early 1930 models
- The new "Universal Safety"
- 1930 model (711) with the frame for the selective fire model

The "Schnellfeuer" Model

- A selective fire carbine prototype
- Joseph Nickl model
- Karl Westinger model
- Technical description of the Westinger model
- Dismounting the Westinger model

How the Mauser C96 "Schnellfeuer" works

- The lock frame of the "Schnellfeuer"
How act the selecting-fire lever
- The second sear
- The articulated member of the trigger
- A specific area was milled out in the barrel extension
- To render the full automatic option inoperative for ever

MAUSER - Historic details

- The Mauser legacy
- Paul and Wilhel
m Mauser
- T
he Mauser's bolt action rifle
- The
Oberndorf Mauser factory
- T
he Mauser zigzag revolver
- "
Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G" a Ludwig Loewe asset
- Mauser semi-auto pistols (C96, Model 1914, Hsc)

Bibliography and Resources

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