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Safety Issues. The Achilles heel of the C96 design
Safety Issue. The Achilles heel of the C96 design.In the Paul Mauser Archives we found a letter, dating from the 25thof September, 1918, written by a concerned sergeant, Richard Piehler, who served as a replacement-armourer in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, which was occupied by Germany from 1915-1918. The sergeant describes how the pistol’s features caused deadly accidents during training of new troops and he talks about a case which took place in 1915 in his unit...