The Mauser C96 is a semi-automatic pistol that was originally produced by German arms manufacturer Mauser.

The Mauser C96 has a very distinctive look - a box magazine in front of the trigger, a long barrel and a removable the wooden shoulder stock which gives it the stability of a short-barreled rifle and doubles as a holster or carrying case.

Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Mauser C96 was the grip which was shaped like the handle of broom earning the gun the nickname of “Broomhandle”.

Mauser C96

The long barrel and high-velocity cartridge of the Mauser C96 gave it superior range and better penetration than other period pistols.

The Mauser C96 earns a place place of honor from the Tentacled Gunslinger for its appearance in Sergio Corbucci’s Spaghetti Western masterpiece “Il grande silenzio” (The Great Silence, 1968).

In the below picture you can see the C96 wielded by the titular main character Silence portrayed by Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Trintignant and Mauser


Type: Pistol, Pistol-Carbine

Caliber: 7.63x25mm Mauser

Capacity: Standard is a10-round fixed box magazine, but variants included a 6-round fixed box magazine or 20-round fixed box magazine

Fire Modes: Semi-Automatic

Barrel Length: 5.5 inches (140 mm)

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Model Type Ammunution Damage Load ROF Range S/M/L Reload Concealment Cost
C96 Semi-Automatic 7.63x25 mm Mauser d14 6/10/20 4 50/110/200 3 rounds -1d $35

Mauser C96 Removable Stock

As noted above the Mauser C96 comes with a removable wooden stock thata also doubles as a holster/carrying case.

The maximum distance of the C96 can only be achieved using the stock attached to the pistol.

The gun is purchased along with the removable stock but if a replacment is needed that can also be purchased.

As with the Buntline special, an enterprising Bedlamite could craft a modded stock with more goodies….

Gun Accessory  
Item Cost
C96 Removable pistol stock $5.00