The Mauser C96 was a German made pistol that was produced from 1896 to 1937. Unlicensed copies of the gun were also manufactured in Spain and China in the first half of the 20th century. Approximately 1 million C96 pistols were manufactured by Mauser, with the number produced in Spain and China being large but unknown due to the loss, non-existence or poor upkeep of production records from those countries. The C96 used the 7.63x25mm Mauser Cartridge and the 9x 19mm Parabellum Cartridge. The feeding system of the C96 used a stripper clip or a removable clip.