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Help! Model 1914 Field Strip / Disassembly Issue
« on: April 02, 2019, 05:42:42 PM »
I just acquired an excellent condition Model 1914 made in late 1928.  I am unable to get the slide to move forward off the frame when meticulously following directions.

After carefully following protocol my slide will only move forward about 1/4" then it hits something solid.  Something metallic solid.  I soaked the moving parts with G96 gun treatment with no success.

I removed the grip but am unable to see anything to push, press, wiggle to all the slide forward.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  Regards, Lance

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Re: Help! Model 1914 Field Strip / Disassembly Issue
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 08:23:09 PM »
Try reinserting the magazine and see if that frees up the slide to mover forward

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Re: Help! Model 1914 Field Strip / Disassembly Issue
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 12:10:55 AM »
http://www.mauserguns.com/forum/index.php/topic,469.0.html
Read here, possible the same problem, look at my picture and the comments. Or wait for the comment  from Burgess the specialist in Mausers.
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Re: Help! Model 1914 Field Strip / Disassembly Issue
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 09:34:58 AM »
http://www.mauserguns.com/forum/index.php/topic,469.0.html
Read here, possible the same problem, look at my picture and the comments. Or wait for the comment  from Burgess the specialist in Mausers.
Hello, geert45.  Thanks for your fast reply.  I will try removing the "Magazine Catch" bar but I have the same question that Kev Hernandez did:  Is it safe to remove it with the slide and side cover on the gun?


Also, please confirm that what your are calling the "Magazine Spring" is in fact the long flat piece on which the bottom is the "magazine catch"?  (Numrich refers to as "Magazine Catch".)


Thanks again for your suggestion and link.  But, I'll wait till you confirm the part that I should remove.  :-)

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Re: Help! Model 1914 Field Strip / Disassembly Issue
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 09:44:35 AM »
Try reinserting the magazine and see if that frees up the slide to mover forward
Hey Pardt, I've tried every possible combination of inserting, pulling trigger, removing, reinserting, etc. (including several different variations) so many times that the recollection of the definition of insanity comes to mind; i.e. "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."  lol



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Re: Help! Model 1914 Field Strip / Disassembly Issue
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 10:27:27 AM »
http://www.mauserguns.com/forum/index.php/topic,469.0.html
Read here, possible the same problem, look at my picture and the comments. Or wait for the comment  from Burgess the specialist in Mausers.
Hello, geert45.  Thanks for your fast reply.  I will try removing the "Magazine Catch" bar but I have the same question that Kev Hernandez did:  Is it safe to remove it with the slide and side cover on the gun?


Also, please confirm that what your are calling the "Magazine Spring" is in fact the long flat piece on which the bottom is the "magazine catch"?  (Numrich refers to as "Magazine Catch".)


Thanks again for your suggestion and link.  But, I'll wait till you confirm the part that I should remove.  :-)


It does sound like removing the magazine catch spring could be the solution. Yes,  it is safe to remove the spring with the slide in place. Just a review. pull slide back till it locks, remove barrel retaining rod, remove barrel, insert magazine and allow slide to move forward to its rest position, pull trigger to release striker, allow slide to move slightly forward 1/4 inch and remove magazine, at this point the slide should come off the front of the frame. If not try removing the magazine catch.

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B. Mason
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Re: Help! Model 1914 Field Strip / Disassembly Issue
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 01:26:57 PM »
Thank you VERY MUCH, Burgess and geert45.  After your reassurance that I would not destroy the pistol, Burgess, I removed the magazine latch and, Voila!!! My problem is solved.  Now I need to carefully examine what caused the problem.  Assuming I successfully reassemble it and the problem is solved I'll post a few photos on my Leipzig Police issued beauty. 


Thanks again to all who responded.  This is a GREAT forum.

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Re: Help! Model 1914 Field Strip / Disassembly Issue
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 11:09:40 AM »
Glad we could help!

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B. Mason
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