The following is from a review of the Mauser C-96 "Broomhandle" Machine Pistol by David M. Fortier. In it, he says that the C-96 was extremely popular in china from the early 1900's up through the 1940's and beyond, and that P&S was used with it.

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"....Special commando units were armed entirely with the C-96, and later the selective fire variants, as well as a large beheading sword carried in a leather scabbard on their back. Recognizing the Mauser's weak and strong points, the Chinese developed the following technique for using the C-96 and later the 712. They would hold it sideways (what we would today refer to as "Gangbanger style"), with the index finger lying on the magazine well pointing at the target, and pull the trigger with the middle finger.

CLICK HERE to read this excellent "historical" article on the C-96. It appeared in Gun World - February 2001, and is reproduced by permission. This is the URL: http://www.pointshooting.com/c96ok.pdf If you don't have a copy of the PDF for your library, be sure to download one as it may never be available again.

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