WITHDREW: Please check this out -- you may have interest
For sale is a Chinese Broomhandle copy made by Taku Dockyard. All matching numbers. Blue... not much left, but it's original. Good bore still has rifling left. 7.63mm caliber, of course. Mechanically excellent. Most of these don't shoot, but I fired 10 rounds from it, it worked great, no problem of any kind found. This one does not have serious pits nor rust. Holding in hand, although it has no blue, it still looks OK. I played many of these in the past, some of lower condition ones look very ugly at close-up distance, but this one is definitely NOT in that category.
Asking WITHDREW USD shipped to FFL or C&R. Relatively speaking, this is a cheap gun in C96 domain. It's actually not easy to find a Chinese C96 copy all matching, and not reblued. Three day non-firing inspection honored.
C96 collectors should think from this angle: if you collect C96 but you don't collect Chinese copy, in that case, ignore this one. But if you need a nice sample of Chinese C96 copy for your collection, this is the one. No kidding, this is actually a super nice one in Chinese C96 context. Of course, there are many reblued samples, professionally restored samples, etc, but as a serious collector, you definitely don't want any of those sneaking into your collection no matter who made it.
What a great opportunity.
Last edited by alvin; 03-24-2017 at 05:05 PM.
If you don't like this condition, here is an alternative. The condition is slightly better.
It's German. People call it "conehammer" due to its hammer shape. 7.63mm caliber. 5.5" barrel, 50-500 sight leaf. 23-groove walnut grip panels. All matching pistol, mint bore, original finish 98%, coming with original matching number stock. Mechanically excellent. The condition is better than above one, but the price is also slightly higher, WITHDRAW shipped in the US. Pre-1899 antique. Three-day non-firing inspection honored.