"As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"
In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...
SHAWANG!!!!!!!! Love it!! I have the M1930 version but have always wanted to get a Red 9. It looks to be in excellent condition. Is the stock/holster matching to the pistol?
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
Very nice looking broom handle you have there Bill.
I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
Yep - that is a beauty.........!
Number one on my must have list, I will own one before I leave this world! Thanks for sharing Bill!
I like it.
A WWI Red 9 Broomhandle with the shoulder stock, leather hanger and tools-and all in great shape! Not one of the crude black re-blues that you see so often! How does it shoot? It looks excellent!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Really nice set-up! Great stuff.
This book I have "Know Your Broomhandle Mauser" by RJ Berger. Say's in 1916 the Mauser factory was given a contract for 150,000 M96's in 9mm. At war's end over 136,000 were made and that the serial #'s for these started at #1 .
So you can tell by your serial # where it fall's in the production time frame of these fine pistol's. I wonder if the leather date stamp of 1917 will also be a clue to its production date.
Awesome looking setup!!!!
Last edited by AZPhil; 06-21-2014 at 09:31 PM.