is a wicked fun toy.
My bud Paul (of State Line Gun Shop fame) stopped by this afternoon to play guns. The beast he brought was this:
That’s a 1930s issue Mauser model 712, a variant of the C-96 Broomhandle, known as the “Schnellfeuer”. It’s a select fire pistol in .30 Mauser, with an attached stock/holster. The gun stores in the shoulder stock attachment, or can be fired sans stock- but I wouldn’t recommend it.
The cyclic rate is 900(!)rpm, & you really have to hang on to keep it anywhere near on target; a 20 round mag empties in 1.3 seconds.
This pic caught some of the full auto action, & I believe the two flashes in front of the muzzle are from two successive rounds- it’s that quick.
Coolest handgunnery thing I’ve ever shot…
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