Although it's a .30 Mauser, this is where the souped up Tokarev round came from. This Broomhandle was built sometime after 1911 and before 1914 based on the serial, it's a pre WWI commercial version. I'm guessing it was an export model as there is no German military acceptance markings. I had to find the grips, it came gripless and all but 1 part number match. This one has lived a rough life, under the grips, it's pitted very bad and the bore is pretty rough. I have shot it several times, but I have to really pay attention not to mix true Tokarev ammo, due to pressure. It's not the greatest accuracy wise, due to the bore, but it's fun to shoot due to it's design. Someone on another board suggested having the barrel bored and a barrel sleeve installed to help with accuracy, but I'm gonna leave it as is, it's pretty much a safe queen.