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Mauser 1896 Broomhandle

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by CountryGunsmith, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith Guest

    Jan 29, 2003
    Posts: 2
    (2/22/02 11:14:24 pm)
    Reply | Edit | Del All Broomhandle Mauser value
    I have a Broomhandle, s/n 349xxx. S/n all match, condition about 10% blue, brown patina otherwise. bore is only lightly pitted. New style safety. 7.63 caliber. Any idea of an approx. value?

    Bob In St Louis
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    Posts: 1890
    (2/23/02 9:16:27 am)
    Reply | Edit | Del Re: Broomhandle Mauser value
    The exterior condition is a factor that knocks the price down a bit, but I think you should be able to get $350 to $450 for it still, and to the right collector, maybe more.
    Crusty Cruffler of Fine Spanish Pistols - Eibar Rules!

    RobC in Missouri
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    (2/25/02 11:23:19 am)
    Reply | Edit | Del Re: Broomhandle Mauser value
    Speaking of Broomies, I have a Bolo model, German construction, that is typical of the last batch of imports - minimal exterior pitting, but the bore leaves a lot to be desired. Can anyone recommend any decent restorers of Broomhandles, perhaps even to include resleeving or reboring to 9mm (can't decide it I want to stay with 7.63 or not).

    St. Louis area restorers preferred, but I wouldn't have much of a problem sending it out.

    I have have good reviews of one restorer (I think it was Mentor Arms in Ohio), but last I heard he was retiring from the business.

    RobC in Missouri