1914 MAUSER, SN 256371, L.M.25., LANDJÄGEREI MÜNSTER WEAPON NR. 25
Ron, these photographs have been in my files for years and this was a good excuse to post them.
This 1914 Mauser, serial range 256371, was manufactured in about1922 and eventually routed to the Prussian State Landjägerei. The police unit mark signifies Landjägerei Münster, waffe Nr. 25. (Rural constabulary in the administrative district of Münster, weapon number 25). (see page 199-202, Axis Pistols)
These are not too common, but occasionally come up for sale. The Landjagerei marked Lugers are much more common than the Landjagerei marked Mauser 1914's.
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Figure 1. Left side, 1914 Mauser, serial number 256371. At the end of World War II in Europe, the Germans in occupied Norway, surrendered large numbers of weapons to the Norwegians, including this police Mauser 1914. The Norwegian Police cut a slot and stamped a Norwegian Police property number “POLITI, crest, Nr. 4713" on the slide and also on the frame “4713" These were used by the Norwegian Police.
(See page 138, "Mauser Pocket Pistols" by Pender)
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Figure 2. Right side, 1914 Mauser, serial number 256371.
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Figure 3. Front, 1914 Mauser, serial number 256371, showing the Landjagerei police unit mark.
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Figure 4. Details Prussian state Police unit stamp, L.M. 25 which signifies: Landjägerei Münster, waffe Nr. 25. (Rural constabulary in the administrative district of Münster, weapon number 25).
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