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Pistols => General Mauser Pistol Questions => Topic started by: vlim on October 01, 2013, 11:22:18 AM

Title: Mauser M1910, WTP and WTP2 magazine blank
Post by: vlim on October 01, 2013, 11:22:18 AM
This interesting little item was obtained from a source in Oberndorf am Neckar, and according to shape and size it offers an interesting view on the production of Mauser M1910, WTP and WTP2 magazines.

The tube is roughly 12.7 cm (4.72") long and it's diameter and shape is consistent with that of Mauser's M1910 pistols  except for the early M1910 sidelatch, which uses a slightly narrower magazine tube), the WTP and WTP2 pistols in 6,35mm / .25 ACP.

The round cut at the base of the tube corresponds with the overall shape of the top of a .25 ACP magazine which suggests that the actual tubes were drawn even longer and that multiple magazine tubes could be made out of a single tube.

The tube snugly fits the magazine wells of all 3 pistols mentioned, with the exception of the M1910 sidelatch. The tube itself is drawn and shows no signs of welding or brazing.
Title: Re: Mauser M1910, WTP and WTP2 magazine blank
Post by: vlim on October 01, 2013, 11:23:30 AM
Here the magazine tube blank is shown in combination with a Mauser WTP2 magazine and pistol.

 The overall shape of the magazine top of the M1910, WTP and WTP is quite similar in size and shape and the dimensions of the tubes of those pistols are identical, which makes sense as they all share a common caliber and were made at the same facilities.
Title: Re: Mauser M1910, WTP and WTP2 magazine blank
Post by: vlim on May 11, 2015, 05:27:15 PM
I recently acquired a second example of such a Mauser magazine blank.
Title: Re: Mauser M1910, WTP and WTP2 magazine blank
Post by: JohnS3 on March 16, 2016, 09:23:19 AM
Iím not a gun smith so Iím wondering what is the purpose of a magazine blank?
Thanks,
John
Title: Re: Mauser M1910, WTP and WTP2 magazine blank
Post by: vlim on March 17, 2016, 06:48:16 AM
It is the basis on which the magazine is constructed. The first production step of the magazine.