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I'm going to cross post this here, since its a 1914...

Hey guys...last night I picked up what I thought was a Modell 1934 (I don't know too much about these guns...at least until today)...but after doing some research here, I guess it actually is a Modell 1914.

It is s/n 83112, has the Crown over U behind the rear sight, and the C/script letter mark in front of the sight. No Imperial Eagle on the trigger guard. Right side of slide and frame are unmarked EXCEPT for a lightly stamped GERMANY.

So from doing some research here, I figure this (possibly) was a commercial production piece that was given over to the Imperial Army to fulfill its contract? Any idea on a manufacture date on this?

It was a bringback, it came with an unmarked black leather holster, with police style (sewn to body, pointing up, fastens to flap) strap, with a brass stud. Also came with the bringback papers...Its in about 95% condition, just some holster wear to the blueing...

I paid $350 for the rig...

I think I did ok pricewise, but would appreciate if someone can give me some history on it (production timeframe, use, etc.) and the story with the GERMANY stamp....
 

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Pricewise you did well. As far as a manufacturing date goes, this I can not provide, but I am sure one of the experts will pick up on this and provide a date. The GERMANY stamp was applied to all pistols slated for export to the US.

Dave
 

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Sounds like a "Imperial German Army Issue 1914". Are the papers WWI or WWII? I can't explain a 'Germany' stamp on a Imperial Issue bring back. Do all SNs match? Some pictures may provide answers. Production would have been early WWI 1915-1916.
 
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quote:Originally posted by 1914mauser

Sounds like a "Imperial German Army Issue 1914". Are the papers WWI or WWII? I can't explain a 'Germany' stamp on a Imperial Issue bring back. Do all SNs match? Some pictures may provide answers. Production would have been early WWI 1915-1916.
It is 100% matching, with barrel, and marked internal parts stamped with "112". The papers are WWII, dated October 1945, listing the pistol and a pair of 6x binoculars...to a Corporal in a Quartermaster Company. The pistol came originally from the vet, with the papers and some other misc. paperwork. The vet has since died, so there is no way to know whether it was "captured", taken out of a pile of surrendered weapons, bought, or "found on the side of the road"...unfortunately.
 
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