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  1. shugy

    shugy New Member

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    mauser 001.jpg just recieved a mauser semi-auto pistol, can't find any info from normal sites,think its a 1910 or 14 mod but unsure. has safety on body just above slightly behind grip, all markings are in german with reveiesgug written just above trgger any body have a clue what this is and how old?
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  2. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

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    Welcome.

    Suggest that you post some detailed pictures; especially of any markings.
  3. JLA

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    Pics indeed. Mauser made many pistols between 1880 and 1940, the most prevalent of which was the C96 broomhandle
  4. shugy

    shugy New Member

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    heres some pics
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    Appears to be a 1906 FN 32, except that the FN had a straight backstrap and that one is curved.

    Looks nothing like any Mauser I've seen.

    Stamped all over that gun are Belgian proofs. Next to the word MAUSER that LEG in an oval is the proof for Liege Belgium. Those tower-looking things next to it are the Perron. Also Belgian.

    http://damascus-barrels.com/Belgian_All_Proofmarks.html

    With an obvious Belgian gun marked Mauser, I'm kinda thinking "Chinese copy".

    Or somebody stamped it MAUSER because "everyone knows" that Belgian guns are crap while Mausers are great guns. Done to make it easier to sell.
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    All the markings are crudely hand engraved, I agree with Alpo, either Chinese or Khyber Pass. I opp for the second, every thing about the gun looks crude.
  7. shugy

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    Thanks alpo, most info i've seen yet, is it safe to fire?
  8. Hammerslagger

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    I would advise one NOT TO FIRE IT. I do not think anyone here can know if it is safe to fire, or not.

    The India/Pakistan or China hand-made copies of well known British and European guns are metallurgical unknowns. They are almost never heat-treated or properly proofed.

    In a low pressure caliber like .32 ACP, you may never have a problem; or you may get injured. Getting hurt is not good. Therefore, on a risk vs benefit basis; I advise not to load and fire it for fun.
  9. shugy

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    Thanks to all, what a great site! maybe it will make a nice bookend!
  10. Jim K

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    "Mauser made many pistols between 1880 and 1940..."

    Yep, but that is not one of them.

    I agree that it is probably Chinese or Khyber pass origin. Just FWIW, no Mauser-made pistol would have Belgian proofs, even if it were sold in Belgium, since Belgium recognized German proof.

    Jim
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    ill agree something looks fishy. take to a gunsmith and have him check it for safe operation. Dont fire it until its deemed safe.
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