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Early Commercial 1914/1934 Transitional
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:44:41 PM »
This Mauser was listed on a public auction site and the auction is now over.  I had not seen this combination of markings before, but was able to match them up to an early commercial 1914/1934 transitional variant from Pender's book.  The grips seem more like a 1934, but I suppose could be correct.  The gun was advertised as ". . . original commercial blue finish . . ."  Wear seems to be in the right places, but one thing struck me as odd and unusual about it.  I was not bidding on it, so interested to know the experts thoughts on it.  Always trying to learn.
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Re: Early Commercial 1914/1934 Transitional
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 12:59:53 PM »
Grips are for a 1934. The serial numbered magazine indicates police use. The gun is a less common variation with a 1914 2 line "WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER...." address and "Cal-7,65" on the right side of the slide. These ocour in the 466,000 serial number range. Regards,
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