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A well used Sidelatch 1910
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:47:38 AM »
After working on some Mauser documentation related to the M1910 production, including some Mauser calculation sheets and notes on the pocket pistol in the Mauser fiscal year accounts, I thought it was time to locate an example of a side latch, so I could take a good lock at the internals and the differences between the side latch and the later variations.

A fellow collector had one for sale, and I picked it up a while ago. The pistol had an interesting life, the magazine is a well made handcrafted replacement, and the barrel latch is also an old replacement, which was numbered to the pistol.

It is interesting to see the differences in engineering, and I was suprised to find that even the magazines did not exchange. Some of our findings will be published in a series of articles on the early days of the Mauser pocket pistols soon.


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Re: A well used Sidelatch 1910
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 10:51:48 PM »
Sorry if this is an ignorant question, but what distinguishes a 1910 as a "Sidelatch"?  I own a 1910 and 3 1914 Mausers but know little about them.


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Re: A well used Sidelatch 1910
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 11:24:10 PM »
Go to the main site, Gun Gallery, Mauser pistols, 1910 pocket model and look at my article under 1910 pocket models.
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