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BAVARIAN ISSUED MAUSER 1914, SERIAL NUMBER 25150, IMPERIAL MILITARY ACCEPTED, BEARING: B.5.A.2.13. UNIT STAMPS THAT SIGNIFY BAYERISCHES, 5 FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT, BATTERIE 2, WAFFE NR. 13

Mauser started production of the Model 1914 in early 1914. Some of those produced during World War I bear a C/ script letter Army acceptance stamp on top of the slide forward of the rear sight. These are interspersed with commercial Mauser 1914s. Forty four bearing the C/ script letter Army acceptance stamp are reported in the 14227 to 179249 serial range. Of these only four are reported to bear unit markings. Military procurement is estimated at about 100,000. In August 1917 the Prussian Army Arsenal offered the Mauser 1914 for sale to officers (Volume I, page 127).


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Figure 1. Left side, Bavarian issued Mauser 1914, serial number 25150.


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Figure 2. Right side, Mauser 1914, serial number 25150.


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Figure 3. Mauser 1914, serial number 25150. Right side details. The slide bears the serial number and manufacturing logo: WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A.-G. OBERNDORF A.N. MAUSER PATENT. The Mauser banner is on the side plate.


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Figure 4. Mauser 1914, serial number 25150, top. The commercial C/C/U proof is stamped behind the sight and the C/ script letter Army acceptance stamp us located in front of the sight.


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Figure 5. Mauser 1914, serial number 25150, front showing the unit stamp:B.5.A.2.13. which signifies Bayerisches, 5 Feld-Artillerie-Regiment, Batterie 2, Waffe Nr. 13)


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Figure 6. Mauser 1914, serial number 25150, with 1917 dated holster.


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Figure 7. Holster front.


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Figure 8. Holster back.


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Figure 9. Holster manufacturing logo dated 1917.

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PART 1/2, HISTORY, BAV.5. F.A.R., 17.J.R., 18.J.R. Jan C Still http://www.gunboards.com/luger/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3127
 
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