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Hello,

I'm trying to get info on this one. Mauser 1914 7.65mm showing the usual features with C/U proofs. Frontstrap is marked with O.502. Pistol magazine bears the O.503 marking on the floorplate. SN is in the 285XXX range. I did not find much documentation on those.

Kriegsmarine pistol ?? I would assume those are not common....

Help appreciated on this little Mauser.

MARK



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I know little about these.
Usually if an O property number it will not have the M/anchor stamp. Weimar Lugers page 205 lists an 06/20 Navy Luger with no M/anchor that bears an 0.508 property mark. I am of the opinion that the property numbers of the 1914 Mausers intersperse with the rework Imperial and Weimar Lugers. For what its worth, the property number on your Navy 1914 Mauser looks correct. To top it all off, it has a near matching mag (.502 verses 0.503).
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As you know, there is little in print concerning these pistols and to most of us Pender's volume is the only reference source. The serial number on yours is in the early post WW1 commercial range, yet the style of the script on the left side of the slide is more common to the later versions just prior to introduction of the 1934's. Equally interesting is that the "Cal 7,65" marking on the right side is rarely witnessed with the script style on the left side and with the exception of the 1914/34 transition pistols, all 1914's seem, I do mean seem, to have "MAUSER 7,65" on the right side. To confuse the issue more for you, I have never encountered a Navy property mark without either an 'Anchor M', or an "Eagle M'. I'm thinking that what you have is a commercial pistol that was re-issued to the Weimar Navy. Those confusing times could explain the need for the property mark and the lack of the 'Anchor M'. My 2 cents worth and I'll bet Lloyd in Las Vegas has more good info to add.
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Thanks for the information. Is it correct to conclude that it is Weimar Navy ?? It's a simplier avenue for me than to get into the confusing issue of slide markings as Lyn pointed out...........

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