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New Member, & WTT 1914 magazine 128587-1
« on: March 20, 2017, 08:06:48 PM »
Greetings All,
New member here from Virginia.  I'm a longtime Mauser rifle fan (K98k, GEW98, Brazilian 1908, Argentine 1909, Vz.24, Swedish 96 & 38), and I recently got into my first Mauser 1914 pistol, from Simpson Ltd (SN 249971 with 1920 inventory mark). It has a non-matching serial-numbered magazine: 128587-1.  If you have the pistol with this SN and would like to obtain this matching magazine, I'd be willing to take any suitable period magazine in decent shape in trade.  Will provide pics to interested parties, of course.
I'm quite impressed with the quality of these pistols.  After detail stripping mine, it was a real treat to see the expert workmanship and fine finishing of every single part, reminiscent of my 1915-made commercial P.08.  They couldn't make a pistol like this today for five times what these old timers cost.
I'm really enjoying this site.  Looking forward to learning more about these fine guns.
Warm regards,
Rick

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Re: New Member, & WTT 1914 magazine 128587-1
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 09:53:55 PM »
Welcome to the forum Rick,

I have not recorded 128587 in my database but that does not mean it is not out there. Finding the pistol of an orphaned magazine is like finding a needle in a hay stack or winning the lottery.
It would be nice if you could post some pictures. I wish you luck!

Regards,

B. Mason
NAPCA member, NRA life member
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Re: New Member, & WTT 1914 magazine 128587-1
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 12:48:27 PM »
Word to the wise: when buying old magazines, make sure you get a description of the feed lips.  I recently bought one on line without doing my research, and it has the notorious cracks where the through slot makes a 90 degree turn, just like the old Colt Gov't Model mags did before they learned to radius the corner.  :-[