Author Topic: mauser c96 m1915  (Read 901 times)

Offline ALBATROS1234

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mauser c96 m1915
« on: May 24, 2017, 02:59:17 AM »
i saw this poking around. its interesting that this was mounted on an austro hungarian 2 seater. anyone know more ? maybe would like to model this on a hansa brandenburg c.1 or such.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/10_C96.jpg

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Re: mauser c96 m1915
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 09:01:21 PM »
Imagine the reload!

Offline BillB

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Re: mauser c96 m1915
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 02:27:49 PM »
They used clips, not magazines, inserted from the top, and the clips would have been ready to go, so it wouldn't have been too big a deal to go around the array stuffing the cartridges in.
There were probably no such arrays with magazine loaders, since they needed access from the bottom.
Both would jam occasionally too, and you would clear jams from the top, so the top-loading C-96 was the right choice.
The C-96 also used smaller caliber, higher velocity cartridges (than, say, the Luger LP 08), better at punching holes in engine blocks etc.

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