Silence's distinctive rapid-firing pistol is the 7.63mm
Mauser C96, nicknamed the "Broomhandle" for its distinctive wooden
grip. The pistol was first produced in 1896, two years before the events of the
The Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistol that Silence uses in "The Great Silence" from 1968 was later used in the 1972 Western, "Joe Kidd" and was the weapon of choice for the Blasters in the "Star Wars" franchise. It was used by the German Army during both World War I and World War II and was introduced in 1896 by Wilhelm Mauser and his sons. But you can keep that gun. I'll stick to Colt, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, Remington, Pietta, Uberti, and Cimarron. Much better than the Mauser, no offense.
I forgot to mention Winchester and Henry. Darn!