Sold For: $1,175.00
Model: 1934, Early Commercial
Serial Number: 621615
Year of Manufacture: 1934-1939
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 “621615” and “MAUSER-WERKE A.-G. OBERNDORF A.N.”. The right side of the slide is marked “Cal. 7,65 D.R.P.u.A.P.”. The top of the slide behind the rear sight has an eagle proof. The left sideplate is marked with a Mauser banner logo on the side and “615” on the bottom next to the trigger. The left side of the lug at the underside front of the barrel is marked “615” and the right side is marked with an eagle proof. The back of the frame is marked “615”.
Barrel Length: 3 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a half-round 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. The checkering has flat peaks from the factory. There are some scattered little compressions, draglines, and a few little marks through the finish. The left bottom-front corner has a small loss, the grips are otherwise free of chips or cracks. There are some scattered light handling marks. 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 are a couple of spots of minor erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 80% of its current metal finish. There is finish loss on the edges. There are some spots of erosion, the most noticeable are on the sides of the slide at the front. There are some scattered little nicks and marks through the finish. There are some tool marks into the metal on the bottom of the sideplate at the trigger and on the left side of the trigger. There are some scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish. There is some thinning and light patina on the frontstrap. There is standard operational wear. The grip screws are lightly worn and the markings are mostly clear with the exception of the proofs. 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: This pistol comes with one 8-round blued magazine. The floorplate is loose.
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 a Postwar Commercial Model 1934 with the one-line address, long extractor, rounded front sight, and a stamped barrel retainer latch. The bore on this is really nice and this pistol would be a joy to plink .32 ACP with. This would be a great pickup for a collector of European pistols or for someone looking for a small pocket pistol. Please see our photos and good luck!