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Mauser 1910?? pocket pistol-need advice

#1 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:23 pm

I've been offer a near mint 1910 Mauser pocket pistol. That being said it is not a 1910. By the serial number it has to be a 1910/14 ( 221,000 starting number) and it is in .25ACP. The offer is 275 bucks for this pistol. It has no unit markings.it looks commercial. No wear or re-blue. Early wrap-around grip.
I know little about this Mauser pistol. Is this a good deal for the .25?
Do you own one?
Are they a good shooter?
A good friend has a spare magazine.
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#2 Post by gonzogeezer » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:48 pm

I believe the /14 designated a 7.65mm pistol. The 1910 was 6.35. So I’d say you have a 1910. If there are no stamps in front of the rear sight then it is not a military pistol. All the grips for 1910, 14, and 34 were wraparound. If there is no pitting on the gun or in the bore I’d say the $275 is not a bad price, especially with a spare magazine. But a photo would help.

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#3 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:35 pm

Thanks for the info on the grip.
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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:32 am

This is the only photo I took,just to research the serial number.
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#5 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:26 pm

I use a .32 as a back up in my vest pocket or in my USMC M65 Jacket in fall / winter. If you wear a vest with an inside pocket in summer it fits fine and no one can see it. For a short barrel pistol they shoot really fine if the barrel is intact. In WI at gun shows a nice one is $450-550 depending on markings. At 15 -20 yards they are accurate. The .25 is no better than a .22. The .32 is a wee bit better. A nice small back up for a 45 auto or tok if you do not want to enter with a larger, some what visible pistol. I love the little suckers. I got 3 of each and would buy that one if it was at a WI gun show at that crazy price. see
http://modernfirearms.net/en/handguns/h ... 14-34-eng/

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/201 ... 14-pistol/

There are some old links that my 2003 does not open but if you have a current computer do a search for :

Mauser pocket pistols- An introduction by A. Winthrop

German M1914 Mauser by Kyrie Ellis

Mauser 1910 .25 ACP at Http://takeoff.free.fr/mauser/mauser1910.html a total of 21 pages from 2004. not sure if this info is still on line

Also see Roy Pender III book, Mauser Pocket Pistols 1910-1946 1971 OP book on the $100 a copy side of expensive

I would run and buy it even lacking the original holster and spare original mag. An original mag is around $75-100.

It is a nice pistol to have in a suit, jacket pocket, or field trousars. It fits in your hand perfect and is accurate for up close shooting. :dance: .32 would be better for a belly shooter, the .25 is just as nice, but on a big guy its not going to do much for stopping power its a mouse pistol :doh: . Not a pistol you would want in a wild west shoot out. But nice and small for something to have while walking the dog or at church. No print in dress trousers. Still, a very nice price, even with one mag. Is the mag an original or aftermarket? That is a big price factor. It should be unmarked and have the special build attributes. If you need a pic let me know, I got to go to the library to post pictures. Easy to clean, but .25 is a wee bit on the costly side for ammo. PPU is about 25 cents per round and remington if its at a store, is approximately $20-26 a box. You can find it at gun shows, most stores do not seem to carry .25ACP.

also see mauserguns.com
1910 http://www.mauserguns.com/forum/index.p ... d88supas65

1914 http://www.mauserguns.com/forum/index.p ... d88supas65

1934 http://www.mauserguns.com/forum/index.p ... d88supas65
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#6 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:57 pm

Poor pics in the dark of the mag on my dog .25 shooter.
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#7 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:03 pm

More pics of original mag .25. Buy it its a nice pistol too shoot in the barn or basement. Very nice price for our area.
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#8 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:37 pm

Also of mention there are early magazines and later magazines for the 1910. So it depends on the .25 pistol which mag will fit. With .32 all mags are the same. Bring your spare mag to see if it fits. I can not remember the serial number cut off for the early and late models of the 1910 pocket pistol. There are after market mags if it is just a shooter.
OK here is some info:
see https://forums.gunboards.com/showthread ... -in-25-ACP

http://www.ai4fr.com/main/page_militari ... _1914.html
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#9 Post by Rapidrob » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:32 pm

Thanks for the info on the magazines, and the links.
I do not plan on using the .25 for a CCW,
I do more load development than any thing else. With the 3.14" barrel on the 1910 I can safely drive the 50 grain bullet to 1,050 FPS without bulging the case or damaging the frame/slide.
The SAAMI specs for .25 ACP show an operating pressure of 25,000 PSI with most ammo makers not exceeding 18,000 PSI. I'd imagine that is to cover the really poor quality pistols out there.
The .25 ACP has a bad rap. The 2" barrels don't help much but, when loaded properly the 50 grain FMJ will go through two layers of denim and 11" of ballistic jell.That is not too shabby.
If I had to gripe it would be that the brass cases are expensive to buy,so are dies,molds and commercial bullets.I was not expecting that.
What I did see for myself was that the .25 ACP fired out of a Colt Pocket Pistol I shot was just crazy accurate at 25 yards. I was duly impressed.
If I do get the 1910 Mauser, I'm really hoping it too with the longer barrel and better sights will be a good shooter.
I'm a fan of the .32 ACP and my wife carries a CZ-50 with my loads pushing a 71 grain bullet 1,150 FPS with no pressure signs what so ever.. There are no SAAMI specs for the .32 ACP.Who knows why? The pistol is very accurate and impressive in her hands. It will knock down a Pepper-Popper at 50 yards.
I have in my collection a really small Ruby pistol that is one of ,if not the smallest .32 ACP sold. It is smaller than the Kel-Tek P32. It is a non-grip safety Browning Baby style clone, just slightly enlarged for the .32 ACP cartridge. The pistol is only marked Spain and the number 35 on several parts. My Dad carried it all through WWII and it has been Parkerized at some point in time. He got it from my Grandfather so it has to be from the turn of the last century,teens or 20's I'd guess.
I have never seen another like it.
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#10 Post by gonzogeezer » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:34 am

I own many .32 ACP pistols: FN, Walther, Mauser, Ortgies, MAB, Astra, Bersa, Colt, CZ, etc; made from 1905 through present-day. I have shot them all. None of them are as good ergonomically or more reliable for EDC than my lowly KelTec P32.

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