|Full name||Mauser Construktion 96|
|Country of origin||German Empire|
|Faction||Griffin & Kryuger|
|Voice actor||Itatani Ayaka|
|Released on||CN, TW, KR, EN, JP|
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How to obtain
NORMALHEAVY Timer 0:30:00. See T-Doll Production for details.
DROP Can be obtained from many battle stages from Chapter 1-6 onward.
REWARD Obtained as a career quest reward for clearing 4-1. This HG C96C96 will be Lv.40 and at 3x Dummy Links.
Stats / Data
The Mauser C96 (Construktion 96) is a semi-automatic pistol that was originally produced by German arms manufacturer Mauser from 1896 to 1937. Unlicensed copies of the gun were also manufactured in Spain and China in the first half of the 20th century. The distinctive characteristics of the C96 are the integral box magazine in front of the trigger, the long barrel, the wooden shoulder stock which gives it the stability of a short-barreled rifle and doubles as a holster or carrying case, and a unique grip shaped like the handle of a broom. The grip earned the gun the nickname "Broomhandle" in the English-speaking world because of its round wooden handle, and in China the C96 was nicknamed the "box cannon" (盒子炮) because of its rectangular internal magazine and the fact it could be holstered in its wooden box-like detachable stock. With its long barrel and high-velocity cartridge, the Mauser C96 had superior range and better penetration than most other pistols; the 7.63×25mm Mauser cartridge was the highest velocity commercially manufactured pistol cartridge until the advent of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935. Mauser manufactured approximately 1 million C96 pistols, while the number produced in Spain and China was large but unknown due to the loss, non-existence or poor preservation of production records from those countries.
C96 wears an SS (Schutzstaffel) uniform, an SS armband with a Balkenkreuz instead of the controversial Hakenkreuz used by SS Officers in real life and prohibited in several countries. She also has an emblem with 3 diamond and 3 lines on her collar, signifying the rank of Hauptsturmführer (Storm Chief Leader) or Captain. She appears to have a Balkenkreuz in each of her pupils.
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- In the EN release, C96 was slightly redesigned to remove Nazi-related imagery, including the Balkenkreuz and red armband, which in the West is almost exclusively associated with Nazis and the SS.
- A modified C96 was the prop for Han Solo's DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol in the Movie Star Wars.
- In WWI, turrets mounting 10 C96s were used by Austro-Hungarian tail gunners. The high-velocity bullet and long barrel of the C96 ensured reasonable accuracy and was more than capable of penetrating enemy aircraft, which were mostly made of canvas during this period. The aiming handle would fire all ten pistols at once; given how closely together the pistols are mounted, the results could have been devastating. Unfortunately, each C96 could only hold 10 rounds of ammunition, meaning the gunner would get 10 volleys of 10 shots before needing to reload. Reloading each of the pistols, especially during a dogfight, would have been challenging, to say the least.
- A trench-warfare C96 variant, the M1917 Trench Carbine, was manufactured in response to the German Empire's requests for greater infantry firepower in order to improve ability for trench raids. A competitor with the 32-round Drum Magazine P08, the M1917 Trench Carbine had a 40-round detachable box magazine and came with a fixed buttstock instead of the original removable stock. However, due to manufacturing costs and a lack of resources to dedicate to further development, the M1917 Trench Carbine was never officially adopted and only a small number were manufactured. After the Treaty of Versailles was signed, most of them were destroyed; sources estimate only 3 or 4 of these carbines still exist today. Collectors have paid as much as $34,500 to get their hands on one. 
- The C96 was also used by Vlado Chernozemski to assassinate Alexander I of Yugoslavia during his visit in France.
- In the Official Girls Frontline Manga she was depicted to have a Spikes Tactical Havoc 37MM launcher.
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