i guess a bonus on mine is there is no import markings. to the best of my knowlage that probly makes it a bring back. small victory there.
Very unlikely it's a bring back. My bet is a pre war commercial version. Most early C96's in this country are commercial pistols chambered in 7.63X25. They were very popular and one of the first successful semi auto's on the market.
Closeup pic's of the pistol stripped would allow a more precise evaluation.