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1910/14 magazine question
« on: June 26, 2023, 07:24:49 PM »
Hello folks. Iím new here.. Apparently (so Iíve been told) gotten myself a bit hooked on WW2 and older pistols. Collection is up to about 15 now. I only have 2 Mauserís in the bunch but they have quickly become a couple of my favorites. My goal is to completely strip down each pistol for inspection, cleaning, lubricating, and re-spring, with the ultimate goal of taking them to the range. Iím about 1/3 of the way through the collection and focusing on the Mauserís now.
I have a very specific question about my 1910/14. This one appears to be a 2nd variant of the 2nd type.  Itís a 6.35mm. Serial number 318xxx. My magazine catch spring has broken right where you push at the thumb point. I have a friend whoís a gunsmith for the local Sheriffís Dept. Ironically heís also a professional welder on the side. Sure enough, he welded it. Said it was like performing surgery! He even re-tempered the steel. Problem is it looks a little different now and Iím not sure if itís holding the magazine at the proper depth in the frame. When I insert the magazine to the catch point there is still some room remaining under tension in the frame. Approximately 30 thousandths. Can someone please tell me whatís a normal amount of tensioned play between the catch point and the fully inserted point? Hopefully pics will help explain. I found an aftermarket spring catch at Jack First but itís expensive, not sure if it will fit, and obviously not original.
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JDM

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Re: 1910/14 magazine question
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2023, 07:36:34 AM »
Your best bet is to find a replacement from a doner .25 in close serial number to your example. Regards,
B. Mason
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Re: 1910/14 magazine question
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2023, 07:59:49 AM »
Thanks, that would obviously be ideal. Not an easy find unfortunately.

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Re: 1910/14 magazine question
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2023, 11:03:09 AM »
Does anyone here happen to have a similar 1910/14? If so Iíd like to know the proper mag clearance at the catch please. Thanks!

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Re: 1910/14 magazine question
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2023, 12:19:13 PM »
On mine it's fully engaged. There is no clearance. The angle of where the catch holds the magazine ensures the magazine is held fully engaged in the handle.

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Re: 1910/14 magazine question
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2023, 02:14:39 PM »
Looks like your spring itself is riding a little low, it may have been installed incorrectly. It needs to go higher up in the frame.