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    Brooms are for witches, but Broomhandles are for...

    us gun freaks!

    Here's a shot of dad's Broomhandle. Clunky but fun.
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    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa

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    ooo ahh eat your heart out han solo

    Thats sweet betty whats it like to shoot?

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    Question Really Nice Broomhandle

    Nice condition!
    I saw one for sale years ago & locally but, it was all beat up.
    Some day I'm gonna SHOOT one of those.

    That is such an unusually configured pistol.
    What is shooting it like?
    Try to describe shooting it for us forum members who are wondering what it's like to pop some rounds through one of those classics.
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    Betty - sheesh gal - you tryin' to lose me sleep tonight

    Oh my I have always wanted a Broomhandle - and a Skorpion - and a good (minty) Luger - to name but ten :LOL!

    Love the old stuff but hey - prices are kinda spendy. Nice piece and one to treasure. Does he have ammo and shoot it at all - or is it just a safe queen?

    Oops - see ammo in pic - OK then - does it ever see 'action'?
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    i would love a Broomhandle and a Luger but dount that will happen anytime soon

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    I know Norinco makes a broomhandle, or did rather before the ban. With rumors of their return circulating, one has to wonder if the broomhandle will join us? I'd love one personally.

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    Hello. I had an old "Oyster Bay" reconditioned 9mm Broomhandle that was fun too shoot. Wound up donating it in a Friends of NRA auction. The only complaint I had about the old gun was that when shooting it, I wanted to go to one hand and wear a monacle!

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    Betty, that looks like it's in prime condition. Great picture. Thanks

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    Nice gun, great shape!
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    Betty - That Mauser is a beauty. It is rare to see one in such good condition. If only money grew on trees . . .
    Shoot well and be safe

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    It's been a long time since I've fired that gun, but I remember it was right after dad bought it, and it had a lot of feed problems. It was an awkward gun and had an icky trigger pull - the kind where the trigger is practically touching the back of the guard before it goes BOOM. I'm not sure if that's the original finish.
    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa

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