The Other Mauser

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Michael Tinker Pearce, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Michael Tinker Pearce

    Michael Tinker Pearce Member

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    In addition to the Astra 600 I also got a Mauser Model 1914 .32 ACP. These are a neat and novel little gun. Very comfortable in the hand, mild recoil. It even has semi-decent sights, a rarity for a small pistol from this era. The safety is interesting; there's a lever behind the trigger-guard. Press it down and the safety is engaged and the slide is locked. Press the button directly underneath it and the safety disengages. The slide locks back on empty... even if there is no magazine in the gun. The only way to drop the slide is to insert a magazine, loaded or not. This was so you could reload just a wee bit faster. Disassembly is unconventional but easy.

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    I tested using Winchester White Box 71gr. FMC and a handload using a 78gr. LFP. The gun functioned flawlessly, was very comfortable in the hand and was accurate and pleasant to shoot. The trigger is a little strange; there's some take-up but it's super smooth. You never feel the trigger break. Reset isn't super short but it's quite positive. All this adds up to a gun that is easy to rapid-fire accurately. I love this gun! I'm going to get another magazine or two, and if it continues to be this reliable I might use it for discreet carry.

    I fired this rapid-fire target at seven yards, 1st magazine through the gun:
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  2. Tallball

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    Nice find! They are interesting little pistols. If you run across a Model 1910, they are just a little bit smaller and chambered in 25acp.

    My 1914 was in a pawn shop, and they didn't really know what it was.

     
  3. Mosin77

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    I have one of these, too. I always thought they looked neat. Not necessarily beautiful and not really strange, just kinda neat. Mine was, I think, a WW2 bring back, as it has a vet’s name and number written inside the holster under the flap. I took it to the range and it seemed to jam and the mag got stuck, so I put it in the “projects” column. Probably needs a good field strip, cleaning, and a hundred rounds through it. Then COVID happened and ammo dried up, so there she sits for now.

    I want one of the .25s too.
     
  4. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    I definitely want a 1910 .25 to go with this one. Because reasons. Just waiting for finances to settle down before I go after one.
     
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    That Mauser has bitten me several times though during cleaning and reassembly. So it has been given quiet time until it improves it's behavior.

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    My HSc though still gets to play and go WalkAbout.

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  7. groundhog34

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    I have had 3 HSc none of which was very reliable. They are very ergonomic pistols. Way ahead of their time,ergonomic before ergonomic was a word. The only issue is everyone I have shot was a jamomatic. They look good but don't act right just like several women I have known.
     
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    OP: A very astute gun collector friend brought 'your' gun to the club, and it might be in .25.

    Very cool piece you have.
     
  9. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    A Model 1910 .25 is next on my list!
     
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    I always thought these looked the part of being in the hand of the Nazi Officer at the hydroelectric plant as he leads the counter attack against the Allied Commando Team.
     
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  11. Tallball

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    I believe the 25acp version is what Hitler's niece supposedly committed suicide with.
     
  12. GeoDudeFlorida

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    I had one many years ago and traded it for no good reason. It was during my unconventional pistol era. Still have a HSc and a Savage, both in.32, from that time but gone are the preW1 Mausers and Walthers. If you can find a Walther of the same era, the model escapes me but it has a barrel shroud that turns off for disassembly, they are a good companion to the Mauser. Oddly addictive little guns they are.
     
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    Maybe the Walther Model 4 that actually has the port on the Port side.

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