The Mauser M/96 9mm is a weapon in Fallout.
Produced by Mauser, the C-96 is a recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistol. The bolt and barrel are locked by a vertically tilting locking piece with two lugs locking into recesses beneath the bolt. It features an adjustable sight for up to 1000 meters, though it's mostly a cosmetic feature, as the ammunition it is made for stops being accurate at less than a quarter of that distance.
The pistol's production run lasted from 1896 until 1938 and was sold to both civilians and military organizations. As a military sidearm, the pistols saw service in various wars, as well as World War I and World War II, and it's now a relic of the Old World.
A unique pistol found in the possession of Gizmo, the Mauser is largely a collector's item. It has less range, deals lower damage, and has less bullets in the magazine than the 10mm pistol the player starts the game with. Its only redeeming quality is its weapon perk, but even then, the finite ammo supply disqualifies it as anything more than a novelty.
Behind the scenes
- The Mauser is, of course, the Mauser C96, often called the Broomhandle for its distinctive grip. Though it was designed originally for 7.63mm, Red 9 variants chambered in 9mm were made during the First World War.
- Highlighting its unique nature, the FRM for the Mauser is actually called GIZGUN1.frm.
- According to the Fallout demo this pistol's name was originally going to be called "Gizmo's pistol".