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1914mauser

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Little going on here
« on: August 28, 2020, 01:09:36 PM »
It is sad to see such little activity going on here. Things do seem to be slower in general these days. I hope as things start to get back to normal this site sees the activity it deserves.

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Re: Little going on here
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 04:54:21 PM »
I have a question regarding the model and year of manufacture of a Mauser pistol I recently acquired. I have attached a picture. S/N is 108135

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Re: Little going on here
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 01:54:11 PM »
Hello Tyler, Your pistol is a .32 caliber Mauser pocket model, a.k.a. a 1914 model. Yours was made in 1917 and was most likely used in WWI by the German Imperial army. You can confirm this by looking for a small stamped mark in front of the rear sight. There should also be a Crown/U proof mark behind the rear sight.


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Re: Little going on here
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 02:19:56 PM »
Thank you so much for the reply! Been boggling my mind between a 1910 and a 1914. It does indeed have the stamp in front of the rear sight and the crown U proof behind the rear sight.

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Re: Little going on here
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2020, 08:17:27 AM »
1910 is typically used to refer to .25 caliber Mauser pocket models and is also sometimes used when referring to all pistols of this design. There are at least a dozen designations to describe the variations. For example (1910, 1910/14, 1910/34, 1914, 1934, 1914 early production, 1910/14 new model, etc..........)


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Re: Little going on here
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 05:54:41 PM »
Makes sense why I could not pinpoint exactly what it was. I would see listings and pictures of two similar Mauser pistols but they would be labeled as two completely different models. What do these 1914s typically go for these days? Thank you again for your help.

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Re: Little going on here
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 08:22:37 AM »
$450-650 is a conservative auction estimate.


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