A Day at the Range
L. Neil Smith's Blog
December 18, 2003, Some Broomhandle, etc., Pictures

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Broomhandle Mauser Here's the obverse side of the Broomhandle, in "cocked and locked" condition. The thing that looks like a second, smaller hammer is the thumb safety. The weapon can be drawn like this from an open-topped holster and the safety thumbed off as if it were the hammer of a single action revolver. Very fast—if only the cartridge were a little more effective.

The safety, by the way, like that of the 1910/11 Steyr and many different models of Star autopistols, lifts the hammer up off the sear, right out of the ignition train. Very good and very safe.

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