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    Jan 26, 2015, 3:12 PM - Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #1

    Hi
    I've decided to finally try my hand at building a DL-44, but being in the UK, am having trouble finding a metal 1:1 scale broomhandled Mauser. The Denix is almost impossible to get without being in a reenactment group, but I don't mind it being luminous pink or whatever. However, the only ones I can find are the cheap 2/3 scale versions.

    Am I simply looking in the wrong places or don't they exist?

    Thanks
    Doug
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    Jan 26, 2015, 5:35 PM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #2

    Look up deactivated c96 there are many.
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    Jan 27, 2015, 1:59 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #3

    Thanks Marv - I did look at these but most dealers seem to want over £700 for them (though a few have sold for half that at auction).

    That's sadly more than my budget, and if I did have that to spare, I'd probably try to get one of the better MR replicas.

    Thanks again
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    Jan 27, 2015, 2:49 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #4

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    Jan 27, 2015, 4:07 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #5

    Plenty of sources for the metal Denix.
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    Jan 27, 2015, 5:34 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #6

    You could try Relics.org.uk. I know that they have the Denix and will supply in a coloured finish if required.
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    Jan 27, 2015, 5:40 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #7

    I can help, Have seen some denix here in France.
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    Jan 27, 2015, 3:41 PM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #8

    Thanks all - I must just be being dim, as nothing like the above was turning up in Google, despite using several terms and drilling down 5 or 6 pages on each. Just sites wanting proof of membership of reenactments group etc.

    Kurtyboy - life would have been easier if I'd picked one up from Wonderland way back when!
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    Jan 9, 2018, 5:14 PM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #9

    I am now on the hunt for one in the UK too... a mk2 Denix would be nice
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    Jan 9, 2018, 7:13 PM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #10

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    Jan 10, 2018, 1:09 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #11

    I'd still have to be a reenactment member or gun club member to purchase anything!

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    Jan 10, 2018, 6:54 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #12

    grimsheeper said: View Post
    I'd still have to be a reenactment member or gun club member to purchase anything!

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
    I don't know the details of the law in the UK but it says:

    "
    To Comply With The VCR Act Any Purchaser Must Be A Member Of A Re-Enactment Club Or Similar, Film Or Stage Production, Museum, Etc.

    Or Guns Can Be Painted In A Bright Colour - Please Ask For Details."

    The OR could be your way in.
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    Jan 10, 2018, 7:20 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #13

    Bradberry00 said: View Post


    I don't know the details of the law in the UK but it says:

    "
    To Comply With The VCR Act Any Purchaser Must Be A Member Of A Re-Enactment Club Or Similar, Film Or Stage Production, Museum, Etc.

    Or Guns Can Be Painted In A Bright Colour - Please Ask For Details."

    The OR could be your way in.
    I'm going to try!!!! Problem is orange ones are usually plastic... Could ask them though!

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    Jan 10, 2018, 8:31 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #14

    Have a look in your local gunshop. .177 / 4.5mm air pistols are legal to own and buy and you don't need to be a member or a reenactment group or anything - just need ID but it has to be an over the counter sale. They're usually full metal and black.

    The last Mauser i saw at my local gunshop was about £130 - can't tell you if it was a C96 though.
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    Jan 10, 2018, 10:53 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #15

    Buy a denix from Reliks, a U.K. based replica gun shop. They spray it luminous for a small fee but it’s super easy to remove.

    http://www.relics.org.uk/mauser-c96-...chine-pistol-2
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    Jan 10, 2018, 11:16 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #16

    Bbabylonia20 said: View Post
    Buy a denix from Reliks, a U.K. based replica gun shop. They spray it luminous for a small fee but itís super easy to remove.

    http://www.relics.org.uk/mauser-c96-...chine-pistol-2
    Think I had an email back from them. It's expensive on their site and afaik a MK1 .. they are only £49.99 on other sites.. but I do need to get one at some point from somewhere!

    Might have to settle for a doopys for now

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    Jan 11, 2018, 5:18 AM - Re: Where to get a metal full-sized Mauser C96 in the UK? #17

    Looks like a member in my garrison has a licence to buy arms

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