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I recently acquired a Mauser 1914 in great shape. The serial number is #34. The inscription on the side has X’s through the text. I would love any info I can get.
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There are letters and numbers also X’d out. What’s strange to me is that with a serial number so low then according to the research, it should be a humpback model which it is not.
 

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If I recall correctly off hand this was a small batch for a police contract and had there own numbering sequence. I am sure 1914mauser will be able to chime in with better info or once I get home I can look it up.
 

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34 is definitely not the serial number - probably a confiscated police property number - serial number would not be on front of slide - better picture of X'd out numbers should help -
 

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Yes. The full serial is on the slide. Also back of frame. Alot of smaller parts will have the last three or 4 digits.
 

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Missing pictures reposted a few:
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"Here are some photos of an interesting 1914 Mauser ser#22. Obviously it is a later 1914 and apparently part of a group in it's own serial range. Originally it was marked Pol Pras(umlaut) E - B Nr. 22. This was canceled out and the front strap marked K.D.II.22. "

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History Writ in Steel by D. Maus chapt 5. He States "in addition to employing a marking formula not seen in other type 2 markings, the Mauser 1914s of Elberfeld-Barmen/Wuppertal also have serial numbers matching the property numbers indicating these pistols were of a special contract".
He has no. 148 pictured. I Also found serial number one discussed in another thread on the Jan still Luger gunboard forum. It's markings conform to the original one in discussion as well as #22 and 148.
The canceled markings on the grip strap s are usually Kripo markings from various regions of Dusseldorf.
So there you have it.
Also thank you to the above poster who retreived the missing photos.
 

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I have the same model gun Serial # 1. It is a small police contract estimated to number about 50 pieces.

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I have the same model gun Serial # 1. It is a small police contract estimated to number about 50 pieces.

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Do you know the estimated value of these pistols? Surely yours is worth more but what are your thoughts on value ?
 

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I found #145 on gunsinternational.com for sale. The guy who owns it knows nothing about it other than he bought it as
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Do you know the estimated value of these pistols? Surely yours is worth more but what are your thoughts on value ?
I paid quite a lot of money for mine, as I have a fascination for serial # 1 firearms. I would imagine higher serial numbers would be priced like other police 1914's times two because of the unusual serial number range. This is a guess on my part as I am a collector, not a dealer.
 

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I paid quite a lot of money for mine, as I have a fascination for serial # 1 firearms. I would imagine higher serial numbers would be priced like other police 1914's times two because of the unusual serial number range. This is a guess on my part as I am a collector, not a dealer.
Do you have any other number ones? It's an interesting niche in gun collecting.
 

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I personally think value is a little subjective here because of the scarcity of the pistols involved, and most collectors might just view them as police 1914s. So if I was buying from a private individual #34 I would put it's price around 700-800
You can get pretty nice police 1914 with matching mags in the 400-500 range. So again that just my personal opinion. Some people might think I am low, others high.
 
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