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saxon

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Frame number
« on: August 31, 2014, 01:04:59 PM »
Warbird,
You know alot about these 1910's and I'm just a neophyte but taking these pistols apaart is fascinating to me.I'd like to know what the numbers are under the grips on the frame.Seem to have nothing to do with the serial number,and are often different fonts, are they inspector marks? Thank you..

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Re: Frame number
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 07:55:58 AM »
Warbird is more of an HSC guy. Would you be interested in what I can provide? If yes, please describe the location of the frame number you are refering to and provide a detailed description of the example you are asking about. Please start with the complete serial number.
 
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Re: Frame number
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 11:28:51 AM »
Warbird is more of an HSC guy. Would you be interested in what I can provide? If yes, please describe the location of the frame number you are refering to and provide a detailed description of the example you are asking about. Please start with the complete serial number.
 
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Bob,
I have seen also a number at the frame, not the serial, at my Mauser 1910/14 when I removed the magazine catch once. This evening, when I have time I will check it again and let you know the whole number, possible you know what it means.
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Re: Frame number
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 12:14:46 PM »
Bob,
Here's the number at my frame: 123136 and a little bit lower  only a 4
My serial number: 301575
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Geert
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Re: Frame number
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 05:26:26 PM »
Bob,
My apology,I haven't been a member of this Forum long enough to differentiate the specialities of each person.Of course you can help.

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Re: Frame number
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 09:27:27 AM »
saxon & geert45,
First, My name is Burgess, NOT Bob.
Frame numbers: Found on early .25 caliber Mauser pocket models. Located under the magazine catch spring. On the earliest examples the number is the same as the serial number. At some point the numbers become out of sync with the serial number. This may of occured during the WWI era when production of the .25 caliber model decreased dramaticly and may have even stopped for a period. There is also a gap in the serial number range on or about the same time. The frame number may of been used as an inventory number at some point. Also, at some point the frame numbering stopped. Initial research on frame numbers is credited to John LaCroix, a former NAPCA member who published his research in AutoMag, NAPCA's monthly news letter.
 
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Re: Frame number
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 01:32:05 PM »
Burgess,
My apologies again..since I picked up Bob from Geert...interesting...was it only the 1910/14 that had the numbers?

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Re: Frame number
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 01:52:04 PM »
Burgess,
My apologies also to call you Bob!
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Re: Frame number
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2014, 04:53:02 PM »
No worries, it happens from time to time. The frame numbers are on the 1910 sidelatch till the 1910/14 standard model. I will have to check my research matterial to provide approximate serial number ranges for the point they become out of sync and when they stop. I have not checked my early 3 digit serial number Sidelatch to see if it has a frame number but I suspect it does.
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Re: Frame number
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2014, 08:54:52 PM »
Burgess,
Is it true the first 500 had matching magazines?

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Re: Frame number
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 08:10:05 AM »
I am not sure of the exact number but I have 414 and it has a matching numbered magazine.
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