In 97% condition, we have a scarce and very flashy Nazi era RFV marked Mauser C96 Broomhandle pistol with a shoulder stock and leather Harness. The pistol is a C96 pre-war commercial Broomhandle with WW1 Imperial proofs, it is all matching with an excellent bore. It is paired up with a 1930’s Mauser marked holster stock and a commercial leather harness from the same time frame. Stocks from this period were not numbered to match the pistol. The pistol has a very well executed engraving of the R.F.V. and the inventory number. The RFV (Reichs Finanz Verwaltung) were the Nazi Border and Customs Police, who kept the borders of the Fatherland secure and made sure no one got in or out who was not approved. They served this important function all through the war and were armed with a variety of pistols and rifles. Eventually like all of the German security apparatus they eventually fell under the control of the SS during the war. If you have caught the series Babylon Berlin on Netflix, they are shown as the Forest Green uniformed men who halt the Train from Russia at the border for inspection.