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Old June 6, 2001, 02:07 PM   #1
Rob Pincus
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I've come across what appears to be Mauser 7.65mm pistol from the first half of the century. This one has no discernable model number.

Markings are as follows:

Ser #: 63### left front of slide, also the last three of the ser# are on what appears to be a "barrel lug" and the bottom of the side plate. The full # is on the back of the frame. All match.

"WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A:G.OBERNDORFA.N.MAUSER'S PATENT" is on the left side of the slide.

The "MAUSER" logo is on the left side plate.

On the top of the slide there is a a hard to discern proof mark in front of and behind the rear sight. The front is a crown with what might be a double eagle below it. Behind the sight are two crowns with a "U" under them.

No other markings.

The the barrel is about three inches beyond the chamber.
Grips are a lightly checkered wood, one piece. Single grip screw.

The safety is activated by pushing a lever down. the lever is in the same position as a Sig P-series decock lever. The safety is release by pressing button directly under it, which looks like a modern mag release button.

The mag is actually released by a "european" style catch on the bottom.

The weapon has an exposed striker and an operational magazine safety.

After checking the standard resource (BBoGV), my best guess is that it is a military proofed Pocket Model 1914 worth about $150. Anyone familliar with these pistols, their value or their history?
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Old June 9, 2001, 06:13 AM   #2
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I have sent two photos for identification. If one of them is your gun I can provide dissassem w/photos on either.

Hope this helps
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Old June 9, 2001, 06:20 AM   #3
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Is this the one?

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Old June 10, 2001, 11:44 AM   #4
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What you have is a Mauser 1914. I have that pistol, as well as it's little brother, the 1910 in .25ACP. As far as the value, the best reference I have is my BBoGV 22nd Ed., so you've already got as much info as I do on price.
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Old June 13, 2001, 12:51 AM   #5
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same firearm and need value

I have the same mauser you discussed in the 25 cal. Serial # in the 216,000 range, all numbers match, condition is about 90%, I need the value of this piece.
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