Mauser Model 1914, Transitional, Commercial
Extraordinary Mauser Model 1914 with transitional salt blue finish, fire blued small parts and wood grips. Serial Number 465514. Cal. 7.65mm. Standard configuration Model 1914 with 3.5” barrel having integral half moon front sight and drift adjustable rear sight. Left side of slide marked with usual two line Mauser address in capital letters. Full serial number appears on the left side of the slide and rear of the frame with the last three digits repeated on the left side of the barrel lug and sideplate. Crown/Crown/U proofing on rear of slide behind sight and on the right side of the barrel lug. High polish salt blue finish with fire blued extractor, recoil spring guide, trigger, grip screws and magazine release. Magazine body is in the white with three indicator slots on left and Mauser banner on right. Rust blued floor plate with squared toe. Condition 99% bright original salt blue. Fire blued small parts nearly as good though some freckling on the extractor and fading on the grip screws. Comparable condition grip retaining virtually all original varnish with only a few handling marks. In the white magazine body with early toning and slight fading of floorplate. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. Transitional Model 1914s are difficult to find, particularly in such high condition.
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