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Model 1910 Pistol / Re: Unusual Mod.1910
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:47:42 AM »
They weld the striker and force a screw in the barrel  :-[ :'( ! Those French barbarians!!! >:(

Model 1910 Pistol / Re: Unusual Mod.1910
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:04:46 AM »
Thank you for all these valuable information!

Model 1910 Pistol / Re: Unusual Mod.1910
« on: September 10, 2014, 02:58:06 PM »
Inspecting furthermore this specimen, I noticed a small star on the bottom of the magazine. Any thought about that?

Model 1910 Pistol / Re: Unusual Mod.1910
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:52:57 PM »
Small consolation  :'( , it still can be cocked, stripped and dry fired !

Model 1910 Pistol / Re: Unusual Mod.1910
« on: September 10, 2014, 11:42:24 AM »
[Please don't tell me this example has been deactivated? Are you in France?]
I am afraid it has been  :-[ :'( Yes, I am in France, where the laws are somewhat stupid in some extend regarding guns (if you are only a collector - and not a shooter - you can't own any live guns!). I did buy this specimen already deactivated (I would never do such a thing ! >:( ).

Model 1910 Pistol / Re: Unusual Mod.1910
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:46:17 AM »
Thank you again for all these information!

[My guess would be that you have a workshop prototype]
hence maybe the "0" on the right side of the frame, under the slide (AN+ crown is the french deactivation marking :-[ ):

Here are some more close-ups I just made.

[Does it have the bottle neck shaped extractor?  ]
You mean like that?

Other details:

Model 1910 Pistol / Re: Unusual Mod.1910
« on: September 10, 2014, 08:18:20 AM »
Hi and thank you for your comments  :)
[I would almost say it has been photo-shopped but 3 different images]
No, it hasn't been photoshopped  ;D and I can do other pictures of it, since it is in my posession.
I do not know anything of its provenance, since the french seller didn't know either of it.
[he frame has .32 caliber Humpback features as well as Sidelatch features]
yes, but without the sidelatch, that is the point. I saw some specimen with this square-ended frame but WITH sidelatch, and other WITHOUT sidelatch but with an "angle" at the rear of the slide.
[The grip is from a 1910/34 and appears to not fit like it should. I would suggest that they where replaced at some point.]
I agree  :)
[The front sight is not what I would expect]
The front sight is OK for a Mod. 1910 for me. Why wouldn't it be?
[What is the serial number? ]
SN is 33668
[The magazine appears to be an aftermarket]
I found a similar one - with the story that goes with it! here :

As for the "cut-out", I found a similar one on the web at

GEW 98 Rifle / Kar98b "S28" version with SS-TV marking
« on: September 10, 2014, 06:51:25 AM »
Hi everybody,
What do you think of this - IMO very rare - Mauser Kar98b (very early "S28" version with blank receiver and S28 marking on several parts, same serial number on every parts, blank bolt but with light matching (hand)numbering?) with "SS-TV" marking under the barrel? I think it has been somehow "rechambered" in a 8x54 S caliber, turning the barrel so that the SS-TV marking, once just visible above the wood, is now on the lower part of it - and so invisible. The french deactivation (AN + crown marking)  :'( made the "V" disappear  >:(
Do you think this SS marking could be genuine (I never saw such one on a gun)?
Thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts  :) Message

This particular specimen appears in "Karabiner 98k Volume 1: A collectors guide to the development and production of the German K98k service rifle up to 1938" by Michael Steves and Bruce Karem (N182a with "h" and 3 "O" with crown), but without any mention of the SS marking:

Model 1910 Pistol / Unusual Mod.1910
« on: September 10, 2014, 03:12:01 AM »
Hi everybody,
 What do you think about this unusual Mauser pistol ? It seems to be a mod. 1910 (slide type, caliber 6,35, magazine latch, magazine with flat bottom) but with a "square" rear frame and without "sidelatch", with black "sort of plastic" grips, with only one serial number on the left of the slide but only a "0" on the right side of the frame, and with a particular "cut out" on the right side of the frame.

I never saw another one like this one  :(

Thank you in advance for your thoughs/answers  :)

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