Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Gun Pr0n #270

Today's picture comes to us courtesy of the Maine Madman himself, the Maestro of Metal, the Evil Genius behind York Arms, the generator of the "Fill Your Hands" AR Lower, Wally:


Yes, Wally got ahold of a genuine 1920s vintage C-96 broomhandle Mauser in the odd 7.63 Tokarev chambering. He didn't have any ammo for it, nor did he have any CLIPS (and yes, this is one of the few guns where that is absolutely appropriate). But it's still cool as hell.

I mean, it's Han Solo's blaster - you just don't get any cooler than that!

That is all.

14 comments:

Mopar said...

The Mauser broomhandle is near the very top of my WANT list, just haven't found one at a price I can justify spending.

Marko Kloos said...

It's not chambered in 7.62mm Tokarev. It's chambered in 7.63x25mm mauser. The Mauser round was the basis for the Tok round, and they are interchangeable in most guns. The Germans used their 7.63mm Mauser ammo in captured Russian 7.62mm Tok submachine guns and pistols in WWII.

Jeff the Baptist said...

7.63 Mauser is not interchangeable with 7.62 Tok. The external dimensions are the same, but Tok is loaded to higher pressures. As such, guns chambered for Tok can shoot Mauser safely but it is unwise to load Mauser guns with Tokarev.

Wally said...

Heh, it is 7.63 mauser, it is C&R, and it is FS :)

Laura said...

*whimper*


want. :(

mopar said...

<-- has a C&R, and will actually be semi-close to Wally. Too bad I probably dont have enough $$$ to afford it.

Jay G said...

Wally,

You know that if it were one of the 9mm variants I'd take it off your hands, right?

Because, you know, what I'd love to do with it, right? Get a picture of me holding it in one hand and one of the feeding devices in the other. With the caption:

"Yo dawg, I got a clip for my nine"

I crack myself up...

Weer'd Beard said...

I was futzing with it last time I was at York Arms, and I'm amazed at a gun that looks like such a front-heavy boat-anchor feels in the hands.

My interest in Broomies has gone up a good deal!

Stretch said...

Han shot first!

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

Too cool...

Dann in Ohio

Erin Palette said...

It isn't Han Solo's gun until you install the scope and all the exterior greebles.

Pakkinpoppa said...

I passed on a chance to buy one that had been rebored to 9mm, but was...in the white, and kinda pitted.

It was 400, and the shop owner had 2 "clips" he'd picked up someplace, said it actually fed and fired, but he'd only put a full 10 through it.

Coolest one I ever saw? The factory built, 12" barreled carbine which had the detachable stock. That model, the stock actually was part of the pistol grip and it all came off, the guy who had it claimed most stocks got lost shortly after the '34 NFA ban...but in the 60's it was changed to C&R status. And since only a handful had been made, and only a few actually worked (it had a safety catch in the handle to prevent firing without the stock as, well, the pistol grip was integral to the stock), he felt confident asking 75 for it. As in, 75K. Fortunately it was behind glass so I didn't splash drool upon it, but I wish at that time I'd had a camera on my phone to violate show rules.

That was the most expensive gun I've ever actually had a price given on, the Gatling I saw at the Ohio Gun Collector's Gun Show, unfortunately the owner wasn't next to it so I couldn't ask, I assume it may have been more.

Mopar said...

OK, I'm sorta in the area for the next 10 days, and I brought my C&R :)

Mopar said...

:)