Thread: Mauser 1910
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Old September 22, 2010, 08:10 PM   #5
James K
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In contrast to Mauser's reputation for designing and manufacturing the best rifles in the world, their pistols are neither rugged nor well designed. The famous C96 is not a good design and their pocket guns are disasters. Parts breakage is common, especially springs, and the use of flat springs and parts that are their own springs is trouble looking for a place to happen.

In the old movies, Peter Lorre (who always played a Nazi agent) carried a Mauser 1914; I doubted he ever fired it as I would have heard the springs breaking if he had tried.

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