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Broomhandle strange markings

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    Hi! I am in possession of an early broomhandle 7.63 that has two weird markings that I cannot find any reference for. The left side has the large Mauser banner but the spelling has the "S" in Mauser reversed.
    The right side has the following: "WAFFENFABRIK MUSAER
    OBERNDORF AF NECKAR" the AF is sort of stuck together. The only serial number I can find is on the left side behind the step on the barrel and only four digits remain. There is a hint of another number but it is worn beyond recognition. I hope someone can help me identify this piece. Thanks in advance,

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    The spelling is wrong. it says MUSAER instead of MAUSER. With a reversed S !?!

    The line OBERNDORF AF NECKAR should read Oberndorf AM Neckar.
    I would say a Chinese or Khyber pass clone.


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    Welcome to the forum!

    I would be inclined to say it is a copy too.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    If it is a copy it is quite well done. What would the value be ? Thanks

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    minimal value, it's a 1920's Chinese copy.

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    Hi! If it is a copy, wouldn't most of the components be original? Could one of you kind gentlemen quantify a range of potential value? Actually I am considering purchasing this from an acquantance and have no concept of its monetary value. The finish is about gone but the metal is quite good with a few very minor light spots of rust. The bore is good and the weapon functions well. Thanks for all your help.

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    Every single part would have been made in China. No original German made components would have been used.

    I cannot advise on value sorry.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    jim paterson

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    I saw one for sale in Darha in Pakistan for $15 US a couple of years ago

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    I also think that you got a China’s copy, but if you want a wall hanger, it may be OK. If you are looking for a shooter, be sure that you have a good gunsmith check it out before you attempt to shoot it. As a good wall hanger, I would go $100.00 to $200.00 + (if you hang it high enough on the wall, they can't read the marking)
    Last edited by Georg; 03-23-2010 at 06:20 PM.

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    It sounds interesting. I would like to see some pic's of the pistol and the markings . If that is possible?

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