Serial number 1-135000, rear sight 100-500, NS intertwined marking on back of hammer, Imperial acceptance mark on right side of chamber.Can someone enlighten me of what to look for to distinguish an authentic Red 9 from a put together. Thanks.
Red-9s have milled panels. The long extractor is only found on Conehammers and early Large Ring Hammers. (There is an active auction on GunBroker that shows a LRH with the long extractor. Forum rules do not allow posting of link to active auction so perhaps you could search for it?)Maybe someone would be kind enough to post a pic of something with milled panels and long extractor? The real C96 I mean, not a reproduction.... Sorry, guys, I can't help myself.
Now I am confused. If you collected C96s why would you ask for someone to post these pictures?Maybe someone would be kind enough to post a pic of something with milled panels and long extractor? The real C96 I mean, not a reproduction.... Sorry, guys, I can't help myself.
Pardon me, stripper clips are not an area I have pursued. I have not encountered that marking on the ones I have seen.Along with Brooms I used to somewhat collect the charger clips. Still have a few left. This one is a less common one. 1914Mauser, any thoughts on it?
Odd....even my mix-master Red 9 "mutts" once with new spring sets and with the proper ammo work good enough to use them in local IDPA-style matches (To the surprise of the plastic pistol crowd) and be both accurate & reliable enough to letting me finish in pretty decent positions. Original matching ones work OK too but see less range time.What kind of confusion are you taking about? Everything is pretty clear regarding the Red-9. It never really worked as well as the original ones chambered in 7.63. I've had and shot plenty of them. Used to collect and shoot Brooms for 25 years or so.