Monday, February 12, 2007

Taurus C96

This particular snippet of rumour has been nagging away at me ever since I read it. I really, really hope that it's true.

I'll also go annoy Bob Morrison at Taurus about the .223 pistol and his "tickle and tease" about Taurus producing a new Broomhandle Mauser...the ultimate home defense gun, you ask me!

A new production Mauser C96. How cool would that be? I wonder what calibres they would make it in? 9mm is obviously top of the line but I'm assuming that a .45ACP might also make an appearance- as it did in the original. Personally, I'd like to see a version in 9mmx23- and the ability to attach a holster-stock to turn it into a little carbine.

Now that would be a pretty nifty home defence gun!


DirtCrashr said...

Oh be still my heart! A Taurus C-96 would sell like hotcakes, give me one in .40 or .45 or even .223 and call it a Valentine.

FatWhiteMan said...

There is no way that could be true. That would be just so incredibly awesome that someone will somehow stop me from having one.

DirtCrashr said...

It would be way-too cool and nobody loves us enough, but "they" make SAA clones by the truckload, old cap-and-ball pistols by the boat-load, and even mil-spec 1911's...heck USFA makes a 1910 and even a "Lend Lease" SAA in .45ACP - they're not cheap though.

Jay.Mac said...

I imagine they would sell these by the truckload if they got the pricing right- and offered them in 9mm, .40SW and .45ACP at least.

I mean, who wouldn't want a brand new Broomhandle?

DirtCrashr said...

Oh great! So since I don't know much about 9mm's I go over to a gunshop, and in the used-guns case are TWO C-96's one in 30-Luger and another in 9mm-Parabellum, AND there's a 1914 Artillery Luger, and a couple of P-38's!!! Arrghghgh!!! :-)