Home Law and Order Obscure Object of Desire: Broomhandle Mauser Bayonet/Shoulder Stock Law and Order Obscure Object of Desire: Broomhandle Mauser Bayonet/Shoulder Stock By - June 6, 2012 9 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Marion County Prosecutor Getting Uncomfortable Questions After FedEx Shooting Spree After The Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting, Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Police Officer? Dramatic Video Shows LAPD SWAT Officer Shot During Standoff 9 COMMENTS Obscure??? Yeah, I’ll agree to that. I consider myself well read on firearms history and developement. My firearms library probably has over 100 books in it. Add to that, the fact that I have been reading gun magazines for over 35 years, and I feel confident that I have a pretty good knowledge of firearms, but I have never seen the bayonet/shoulder stock before today, didn’t even know it existed, so my hat is off to you for showcasing this interesting bit of history. Reply Was that a touch of Garand Thumb I spotted on his right hand? No shame if it is; it happens to a lot of people. Reply It’s either Garand Thumb, or he needs to revisit his nail salon. Reply OK, that’s a high score in the “obscure gun stuff” category. Really nifty. Many broomhandles came with a wooden holster that formed a shoulder stock, but I have never seen or heard of the bayonet stock. Another fun fact about the broomhandles is that the 7.63 mm was issued with a 1000 – meter rear sight. Fairly optimistic, even with the holster/stock attached. I believe the 9mm version had a rear sight calibrated to 500 meters, which is also a bit optimistic. Reply These bayonet stocks came in from China some years ago, and quickly disappeared into collections. As best we know, they weren’t actually intended for the C96 Mauser or Astra 900 pistols, but were for a modern version of the Broomhandle developed by the Chinese. This is known as a Type 80, made by Norinco, and is selective fire. For more information check this link: http://www.crsupport.org/cp-4-0.html or search for Chinese Type 80. Reply Wow amazing technology, and yeah very obscure.. Pretty cool.. Oh and did anyone notice he put his finger on the trigger, only for a second but it is there lol ok no more trigger nazi from me.. 🙂 I am not very well versed on vintage arms, but that one takes the cake so far. Reply Holy smoke! An actual shoulder thing that goes up! Reply You know, it would semi-forgivable if she had been referring to a folding or collapsible stock when she said that, but a barrel shroud? Reply And it’s a concealed bayonet! OMG OMG!!!!! Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.