Pistol C96

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Pistol C96
WPN 21.png
Type Handgun
Faction Icon-GR-Symbol.png Germany
Statistics
Damage 32
Damage Far 18
Rate of Fire 250 rpm
Near Range 22 m
Far Range 68 m
Upward Recoil 0.76°
Rightward Recoil 0.12°
Recoil Variance 0.1°
Ammunition
Magazine Size 10
Reload Time 2.7 s
Specifications
Equipment Points Points 2.png
Maintenance Load 0:07s
Faction Cost 79,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 950 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Captured Cost 412,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 1,900 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required Handgun Assault Handgun Assault
Requirement Germany- 5th Grade
Ribbon Required: Pistol C96 Specialist Pistol C96 Specialist
Requirement: United States Soviet Union- 9th Grade

Description[edit source]

The C96 is the world's first effective semi-automatic handgun. When kept clean and well-oiled it is an effective handgun with a very good effective range.

Gameplay

The Mauser C96 has low damage, little ammo, and low bullet velocity. Its largest advantage is its weight; it uses only 2 equipment points, so it's an excellent complement for snipers and light machine gunners. It has a very high hip-fire accuracy. For Tank Crewmen, the C96 is a good complement to the Adjustable Wrench. The C96 is Tier 2 pistol for the German faction and it is unlocked after reaching the 5th grade of Handgun Assault.

The C96 has the largest magazine of all pistols in the game, being able to shoot 10 rounds before needing to reload. This makes the C96 very viable with high-RoF builds.


Specialist Ribbon[edit source]

Weapon Required: Pistol C96
SP C96.png Pistol C96 Specialist
Using the C96 Pistol in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
Wulff Engel
Field Adjusted Trigger
Field Adjusted Sights
Stainless Steel Barrel
Match Sights
DMW Fuchs
Light Pistol Spring
Light Pistol Bolt
Hair Trigger
Heavy Pistol Spring
Chrome Lined Barrel
Heavy Pistol Bolt
Match Trigger
Wulff Faust

Weapon Required: Pistol C96
SP C96.png Pistol C96 Specialist
Using the C96 Pistol in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Captured Unlocks
Pistol C96
Wulff Engel (Cap)


Modifications[edit | edit source]

Unnamed Build
Part Modification
Ammunition Wulff Engel
Trigger Hair Trigger
Barrel None
Internal Heavy Pistol Bolt
Sight Match Sights
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
The build mods the Pistol C96 to have decent damage and a high rate of fire, which is ideal in close quarters situations.

Pros:

  • Decent Damage (Three Hit Kill)
  • Good Rate of Fire

Cons:

  • Short Range



Unnamed Build
Part Modification
Ammunition Wulff Faust
Trigger Match Trigger
Barrel None
Internal Light Pistol Spring
Sight None
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build allows the Pistol C96 to three-hit-kill non-heavyset users to the torso without sacrificing RoF.

Pros:

  • Decent Damage (Three Hit Kill)
  • Very good rate of fire

Cons:

  • Short Range
  • Easy to deplete ammo; bringing two pouches of ammunition solves this issue.



Unnamed Build
Part Modification
Ammunition None
Trigger Hair Trigger
Barrel None
Internal Light Pistol Spring
Sight Match Sights
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
Offers a single bullet head shot to about 50 metres and an amazing 480 RPM allowing you to shoot as fast as you can click.

Pros:

  • High Precision
  • High Rate of Fire

Cons:

  • Expensive if you miss a lot.


History[edit | edit source]

The Mauser C96 (Construktion 96) was one of the first successful semi-automatic pistol that came on the market. It was originally developed to fire the 7.63x25 mm Mauser bullet, but conversions were made to fire 7.65x21 Parabellum, 9x19 mm Parabellum, .45 ACP, 9 mm Mauser, 8.15 mm Mauser and 8 mm Gasser. It saw extensive service throughout both World Wars (from 1896 to 1961).

In the first World War, it was used as a carbine or pistol, mainly issued to officers or specialists like medics and artillery crew. It could feature a 10 or 15 bullet magazine, which could not be taken off or out. Instead you had to load the bullets in by hand or clip. The holster for the pistol could be used as a stock, since the pistol had a slot in it's grip in which the wooden holster could attach.

In the second World War, there were multiple conversions including the Schnellfeuer ("rapid fire") and the 9 OBI, featuring detachable magazines. Some models were improved and got a 20 round detachable magazine, although not many were. Most of these pistols were still being used as carbines or pistols, and the Schutzstaffel (SS) used them in great numbers. The 7.63x25 Mauser bullet is almost the same as the 7.62x25 Tokarev bullet, so the C96 could use the Tokarev ammo with occasional misfire.

About a million were produced world wide, and some nations are still using the pistol as it's easy to produce.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the Star Wars franchise weapon is called DL-44
  • The Star Wars character Han Solo is seen using this weapon with a scope attached at the top and a muzzle break attached at the front


Gallery[edit | edit source]