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Title: Mauser C96 (Construktion 96) semi-automatic pistol
Authors: Curragh Military Museum
Keywords: Mauser C96
Hand gun
Peter the Painter
Issue Date: 1896
Description: The Mauser C96 (Construktion 96) is a semi-automatic pistol that was originally produced by German arms manufacturer Mauser from 1896 to 1937. Nicknamed 'The Broomhandle' It was also known during the Irish Revolutionary Period 1913 to 1922 as a 'Peter the Painter', after the Latvian anarchist Peter Piaktow whose preferred weapon it was.
Copyright: Image acquired by South Dublin Libraries by kind permission of the Curragh Military Archives
Appears in Collections:1913-1915: Preparation
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