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The Mauser C96 , also known as the "Broomhandle" , is a semi-automatic pistol that is the preferred firearm of The Captain . Although originally designed as a sidearm, The Captain uses a modified version with an extremely long barrel. It first appears holstered in OVA III and it was first used in OVA IX .

With its shoulder stock, long barrel, and high-velocity cartridge, the Mauser C96 had superior range and better penetration than most other standard pistols of its day; the 7.63x25mm Mauser cartridge was the highest velocity commercially manufactured pistol cartridge in existence until the advent of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935.

The original long-barreled version was 312 mm (12.3 in) long; the short-barreled "Bolo" version was 271 mm (10.7 in) long. The long-barreled version had a 140 mm (5.5 in) barrel, and the short-barreled "Bolo" version was 99 mm (3.9 in), +(20 in.) is estimated to be how long The Captain 's extremely lengthened version is.