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1914 Mauser Pocket Pistol in .32acp

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rondog, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Does anybody here have a 1914 Mauser Pocket Pistol in .32acp? Or know anything about them? I just bought one yesterday from a co-worker, and it seems to have an issue with staying cocked. Haven't tried to fire it, but when I cock it and insert the magazine, the striker doesn't appear to be cocked (protruding from the rear of slide), and it doesn't dry-fire like I think it should.

    Gonna have a gunsmith friend check it out, but thought I'd ask here since I was surfing anyway. I have found some info on Google and YouTube such as history and field stripping, but haven't found any info about specific problems like this. They seem to be fairly common pistols.



    Like this one.....

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  2. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    OK, upon further inspection, it IS cocking, but it's not RELEASING the striker, or firing. No shooty.

    Anybody familiar with these?
  3. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    I have a 1910 in 6.35. They do have a mag safety on them, are you dry firing with the mag seated?
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Nice pistol.
  5. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Yes. Striker is cocked, as evidenced by the indicator pin sticking out the back end of the slide, but it won't release when the trigger is pulled.

    Can't believe that Midway video puts a value on this pistol of $800!
  6. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    First, STOP dry firing without snap caps. Those firing pins break at the drop of a, well, firing pin.

    They are complex and without handling the gun I can't really guess at the cause of the problem. If you do take it to a gunsmith, ask first if he is famiiliar with that pistol; many younger gunsmiths are not and could do more harm than good.

  7. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Still looking for opinions of these Mauser 1914 pistols and values. Once I get it in good firing condition it WILL be going up for sale. I only bought it to help a friend out, with full intention of flipping it.

    Will also have a French MAB Model C for sale too, also in .32acp. Looking for opinions and value ideas for it as well.

    Same deal, plan to insure function and resell it. Have new Wolff spring kits on the way for both.

    I have enough little handguns, they're really not my thing. Bought these from a co-worker's sister-in-law to keep her from doing something stupid with them, she'd mentioned suicide a few times. So, I bought 'em to give her a little cash, and plan to sell them to at least recover my money.
  8. zeke

    zeke Well-Known Member

    opinion, from owning and shooting one. Lousy trigger pull, but mechanically very accurate. Real pita to disassemble and reassemble. Like most all older guns, should not be dry fired. Safety takes some getting used to.

    Not sure how much collector value they have. Likely have to be in pristine condition to be worth alot.

    Certainly wouldn't pay anywhere close to $800 for one, and wouldn't buy one again. Some were rarer (1934?), and maybe some had nazi markings?
  9. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    Most of the 1910/1914's Ive seen for sale have been in the $300-400 range, and they were nice looking guns, not junk. At $800, I think someone is dreaming.

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