Author Topic: Model 1914 has OF-743. scribed inside the trigger guard.  (Read 2394 times)

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Model 1914 has OF-743. scribed inside the trigger guard.
« on: June 14, 2015, 04:49:11 PM »
I have a Model 1914 with OF-743. hand scribed inside the trigger guard. This pistol has German acceptance marks and a Prussian Eagle outside the trigger guard. It's serial number is in the 170XXX range. It's in great shape for it's age, has anyone seen this type of inscribing? Is this a scarce pistol?

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Re: Model 1914 has OF-743. scribed inside the trigger guard.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 08:58:38 AM »
The "OF-743" was added by someone, it is of unknown meaning and actually detracts from value. It is an Imperial marked WWI 1914 Mauser which is not uncommon. Ones that have a trigger guard eagle are less common and it is in the correct serial number range for one. If it did not have the OF-743 value would be around $650.

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