Long awaited ebook on the Mauser C96

Discussion in 'Mausers' started by gerard, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. gerard

    gerard Guest


    Just a few words to let you know that we have published a new Ebook on the German Mauser C96 pistol.

    The title is : The Mauser C96 Explained

    We are sure that the content will be appreciated either by collectors and shooters as beside historic data, a great deal was devoted to the mechanic of the pistol, which is often overlooked in classic books on the subject.

    Two technical animated sequences are included with a host of other unpublished documents.

    Here is the download url : http://users.skynet.be/HL-Editions/ebook/c96enload.htm

    Here is our firearms ebooks full list : http://users.skynet.be/HL-Editions/ebook/liste01.htm

    Best regards

    H&L Publishing


    For Mac users who want to read our ebooks, it appears that the PC simulator : "Virtual PC" from Connectics works very well.

    Ebook's content

    Field stripping the Mauser C96
    - The first four stripping steps
    - The takedown latch is of paramount importance
    - Dismounting the firing pin in very early models
    - The bolt retainer

    Advanced dismounting the Mauser C96
    - The extractor
    - The rear sight blade and latch
    - Magazine floorplate plunger and trigger
    - Dismounting the lock sub-frame
    - Hammer and safety lever
    - Sear actuator and sear spring
    - Mainspring plunger and rocker coupling
    - Mainspring and guides
    - When replacing the rocker coupling (tip 1)
    - To assemble the barrel group (tip 2)
    - To reassemble the action frame and the barrel group (tip 3)

    Technical description of the Mauser C96
    - The Mauser C96 pistol consists of four main parts
    - The barrel and extension
    - The magazine well
    - When the bolt is drawn rearwards with a empty magazine
    - The rear and front sight
    - The bolt stop
    - The barrel extension
    - The bolt
    - The receiver
    - The lock sub-frame

    Operation of the Mauser C96
    - A "prop-up" type of locking
    - Close-up animated sequence
    - Full size animated sequence
    - Hammer and sear relation
    - Disconnecting work of the forward mainspring plunger
    - Locking and unlocking of the bolt
    - The bolt's rear travel
    - Disconnection in early models
    - The ejector

    The safety of the Mauser C96
    - Long type safety lever on early models
    - Late safety of the first type
    - Late safety of the second type or "NS" safety
    - Hammer-operated safety lever
    - Universal safety
    - Model 1902 safety prototype

    Prototypes and pre-production Models
    - A working prototype materialized by the summer of 1894
    - German patent (No. 90430)
    - Six-shot and a twenty-shot model
    - The final stage for mass production
    - The spur hammer replaced by a "Cone Hammer"
    - The twenty-shot version
    - An experimental 6 mm cartridge
    - 1896 prototype of a ten-shot carbine

    Mauser C96 early Models
    - Last minute changes before the mass production launch
    - Introduction of the two locking lugs
    - Improvement of the lock sub-frame
    - The mainspring front plunger
    - Minor changes
    - From about the serial number 360 onward

    Mauser C96 "Cone Hammer" variations
    - Modification of the barrel extension
    - Cone Hammer 10-shot variations described
    - The left rear milled out side panel modified
    - Cone Hammer 6-shot variations described
    - Cone Hammer 20-shot variations described
    - Cone Hammer resold by Westley Richards
    - Rear sight with a peep type aperture

    Mauser C96 "Large ring Hammer" variations
    - At about serial number 15,000, the "Flat side" variation
    - Italian Navy contract
    - Modification of the trigger and rear sight
    - firing pin with a single locking lug
    - The "shallow-milled" panel variation
    - Large ring "Bolo" 10-shot
    - The "Bolo" variation
    - The new two-lug firing pin
    - Large ring 6-shot "Officer Model"

    Mauser C96 "Small ring Hammer" variations
    - Small ring Hammer 10-shot
    - The improved "NS" safety
    - Shorter extractor
    - Modification of the barrel extension
    - The barrel rifling was changed
    - The Mauser banner trademark
    - The 9 mm Export
    - The "Red Nine" variation
    - Small ring Hammer 6-shot
    - The reinforced chamber

    Post-War 1920 Reworks and 1930 Model
    - 1920 Rework 10-shot
    - Under the new German Republic of Weimar
    - Mauser pistols out of Germany
    - French Gendarmerie
    - The long barreled "Bolo"
    - Post War regular 10-shot production
    - Post War special and experimental models
    - Early 1930 models
    - The new "Universal Safety"
    - 1930 model (711) with the frame for the selective fire model

    The "Schnellfeuer" Model
    - A selective fire carbine prototype
    - Joseph Nickl model
    - Karl Westinger model
    - Technical description of the Westinger model
    - Dismounting the Westinger model

    How the Mauser C96 "Schnellfeuer" works
    - The lock frame of the "Schnellfeuer"
    - How act the selecting-fire lever
    - The second sear
    - The articulated member of the trigger
    - A specific area was milled out in the barrel extension
    - To render the full automatic option inoperative for ever

    MAUSER - Historic details
    - The Mauser legacy
    - Paul and Wilhelm Mauser
    - The Mauser's bolt action rifle
    - The Oberndorf Mauser factory
    - The Mauser zigzag revolver
    - "Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G" a Ludwig Loewe asset
    - Mauser semi-auto pistols (C96, Model 1914, Hsc)

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