SOLD FOR: $1050
Make: Waffenfebrik Mauser
Model: 1914/34 Early Commercial
Serial Number: 465473
Year of Manufacture: Early 1930s
Caliber: 7.65 Browning (.32 ACP)
Action Type: Striker Fired Semi-Automatic Pistol with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “465473” and “WAFFEBNFABRIK MAUSER A.-G. OBERNDORF A.N. / MAUSER’S PATENT”. The underside of the slide is marked with small inspection marks. The top of the slide behind the rear sight has a crown over “U” proof. The left sideplate is marked with a banner logo and “473” on the bottom next to the trigger. The left side of the lug at the underside front of the barrel is marked “473” and the right side is marked with a crown over “U” proof. The back of the frame is marked “465473”. The right side of the slide is marked “Cal. 7,65”.
Barrel Length: 3 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rounded blade that is integral to the barrel. The rear sight is a flat-topped “U” notch dovetailed into the top of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one-piece checkered wood with smooth borders that enclose the backstrap. There are some scattered little draglines and compressions. There are areas of thinned finish and finish loss. There are light handling marks. The checkering has rub wear but is flat from the factory. There are no chips or cracks. The grip is in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are areas of finish wear on the edges. There are some scattered little areas of mottled plum color on the slide. The slide has some areas of thinning. There is a patch of light pinprick erosion and discoloration on the right side of the slide. There is some finish loss from abrasive cleaning on the extractor. There are some little scratches on the front strap. There is scattered light to moderate wear. There is operational wear. The grip screws are lightly worn and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The safety is set by pushing down on the safety lever and released by pushing in on the small button just below it. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a leather holster and two 8-round magazines. The holster is marked “OTTO SINDEL / BERLIN” and has an eagle over swastika.
Our Assessment: Mauser began working on a locked-breech semi-automatic pistol, the M1907, and several patents were filed, but the pistol was never produced. The design was changed to a blowback design and released in 6.35mm in 1910. A slightly larger version of the same pistol was made in 7.65mm as the Model 1914. There are several variations due to changes such as lettering or slide serrations to name just a few, becoming the 1910/14, 1910/34, and 1934 models. The Model 10/14/34 pistols were made from 1910 until 1941, with close to a million pistols manufactured. This pistol is an early commercial 1914/34 and comes with a pair of magazines and a holster. This would be a great pickup for someone looking for a small pocket pistol or a collector of European pistols! Please see our photos and good luck!