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KevHernandez

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Mauser 1914
« on: April 22, 2015, 01:00:33 PM »
Hello everyone,


I am new to this forum and I hope you can help me out. I was able to purchase "you fix em" Mauser 1914 and now I'm running into a problem I'm not sure how to work around. I received the pistol in parts, and from what I gathered I was missing the: magazine release spring, safety catch spring, firing pin, and Ejector/hold open catch. I was able to obtain all parts except the firing pin as of now. I assembled the parts but now I cannot take the slide back off to disassemble the pistol. It is able to lock back in the rear position, I am able to connect/disconnect the magazine, and the safety catch does lock. When I put back in the magazine to assist the slide forward and take back out the magazine - the slide does not want to slide more forward to come off the frame.


Any ideas? What am I missing/doing wrong?


Thanks


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Re: Mauser 1914
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 03:39:14 PM »
Remove the magazine catch spring, possible you mounted the wrong way...when mounting back the magazine spring needs to be at the left side of the Ejector & hold-open catch, as I remember.

Else wait for an answer from Burgess,  the specialist for this kind of Mausers
« Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 03:40:46 PM by geert45 »

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Re: Mauser 1914
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 04:17:08 PM »
I agree, it sounds like the top of the magazine catch may be on the wrong side of the hold open device.

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Re: Mauser 1914
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 05:21:21 PM »
It's safe to remove the magazine catch spring the slide still on it?


Thank you both for your response!!!


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Re: Mauser 1914
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 05:57:35 PM »
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It works!!! Like I mentioned before I received this pistol as a "you fix em" deal for $75. I was thinking about not only putting the right parts in to it to make it shootable but I was also thinking about re bluing it. (Unless one of you guys talks me out of it). I'm not really sure what this pistol is worth since the frame and the slide have different serial numbers. I believe it is a 1914 .32 cal. The slide SN is 481374, has Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf to the left and on the right is Cal 7.65. The frame and the barrel have the same SN of 300773. I'm pretty sure what's there is its original bluing - though I'm not sure of the percentage left (maybe you can tell me by the pics). The only thing I've done to the pistol is degrease And scrub it with a soft brush.


Would re bluing it add value? Is it even worth anything as is with diff. SN's?

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Re: Mauser 1914
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 07:00:37 PM »
Because it is a parts gun, non matching there is little you could do to hurt or increase value. If it works and it can be safely fired you have a shooter worth $200-250 retail.

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