Military Review

Pocket Mausers

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M1910 Mauser pistol of the year. National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

[right] "They were tall people in boots with spurs, in huge breeches and with Mauser in polished wooden boxes"
"Twelve Chairs", Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov [/ right]

History firearms weapons. And it so happened that the Mauser company, like any other, was looking for new niches in order to fill them with their products and profit from the sale of their pistols. C96 was a good product, but expensive, not everyone could afford it, and it was impossible to put it in your pocket.

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You can't put such a pistol in your pocket, of course! A polished drawer is indispensable! Shot from the movie "White Sun of the Desert"

Therefore, on reflection, the company's management authorized the development of a new, now pocket pistol. So another Mauser pistol was born, which was not Winston Churchill's favorite, which was not associated with major political upheavals, but which was a kind of quiet achievement of this company, and which was sold in the amount of about half a million copies of all variants. Initially, this pistol was conceived around 1908-1909, but its production models appeared in 1910 and 1914.

Paul Mauser saw the design of his new semi-automatic pistol in such a way that it could be easily adjusted for cartridges of different calibers. It is believed that the design of the new pistol was developed by an engineer named Joseph Nickl, whom Mauser hired in 1904. Nickl made a pistol chambered for 9 × 19 mm Parabellum, 11,43 × 23 mm, 7,65 × 17 mm and 6,35 × 15 mm Browning. For calibers 11,43 and 9-mm, he used a system with a semi-free breech, and his designs for cartridges of smaller calibers had a free breech.

It was assumed that both semi-free breech pistols would become military weapons, but this did not happen: the German military adopted the P08 Luger pistol, and the American military adopted John M. Browning's M1911 Colt. Even the British, who considered the automatic pistol "hopeless unsportsmanlike", made their own Webley Mk I pistol, designed by William Whiting (adopted by the Royal Horse Artillery in 1913 and the Royal fleet 1914), but Nickl's Mausers were not paid attention to. So the original idea of ​​creating one basic pistol design suitable for all potential buyers was not implemented in this case.

Pocket Mausers
Mauser "Model 1910" caliber 6,35 mm. The side latch of the removable plate, the safety release button and the "hump" of the bolt, which has become a characteristic feature of all pistols of this series, are clearly visible. (Photo courtesy of Alain Daubresse, website www.littlegun.be)

But thanks to all these developments, the M1910 pistol was born, designed for the relatively weak, but common cartridge of 6,35 mm Browning. The pistol got a free breechblock. It was made simple, reliable and easy to maintain. As a result, from 1910 to 1913, about 60 copies of such pistols were produced. In 000, a new model of this M1914 / 1910 pistol appeared under the same cartridge, and then the M14 model was already chambered for the 1914 mm Browning cartridge. These pistols have become a standard weapon not only in Germany, but also in a number of other countries. In total, about 7,65 copies of the pistol were made for the 330-mm cartridge and about 000 (!) For the 6,35-mm cartridge. In 500-000, a small modernization of the models of the 7,65s was carried out, after which their handle acquired a more rounded shape, and the heel of the store was freed from sharp corners. New samples began to be designated as M1934 / 1936 (1914 mm) and M1910 / 34 (6,35 mm). True, fewer of these new models were produced: the 1914-mm caliber - about 34, and the 7,65-mm caliber - about 6,35. Nevertheless, in general, these were excellent indicators of the level of production and demand, that is, of all that , which brought this firm a solid income.


Mauser 6,35mm "Model 1910" disassembled. The pistol consisted of a minimum of parts and was made so that it could be easily disassembled


Diagram of the device pistol M1910

As you can see from the picture above, the stationary barrel on it was easily removed, as it was held in place by a long rod, which was also the guide rod of the return spring.

The design of the M1910 pistol, as well as all subsequent pistols created on its basis, was simple, but original in its own way. The shutter is free, but although the barrel was motionless, it could be easily removed. To do this, it was enough to remove the long rod located under the barrel, and it was at the same time the guiding rod of the return spring. Also, the first version of the 1910 model had a side latch just above the trigger, which allowed the side plate (it had the Mauser lettering on it) to be removed to lubricate and clean the trigger. The second option was the "New Model", commonly referred to as the "Model 1910/14" as it first appeared in 1914, with a number of improvements to make it easier to use and maintain. The mechanism itself for the M1910 6,35 mm and M1914 7,65 mm pistols was almost the same.


М1914 caliber 7,65mm (Photo courtesy of Alain Daubresse, website www.littlegun.be)

In order to activate the pistol, the bolt had to be pulled back, but this could not be done until the magazine was inserted into the pistol. If an empty magazine was inserted, then the shutter can be pulled back and locked in place. If the empty magazine was removed, then the shutter remained locked open; however, if an empty magazine is inserted and pushed all the way in, the shutter will necessarily close.

If the magazine is loaded with cartridges, then when it is inserted into the pistol all the way, the bolt goes forward, sending the cartridge into the chamber. This was a very handy feature, providing the fastest reloading possible, as there was no need to engage the bolt to activate the pistol. As soon as the loaded magazine was inserted, the bolt closed automatically and the pistol was ready to fire. Accordingly, after the magazine was shot, the bolt remained in the extreme rear position, that is, the pistol had a “bolt stop” function, which suggests that its mechanism was very well thought out. The stores were for nine 6,35-mm rounds and eight for 7,65-mm. The weight of an empty pistol chambered for 6,35 mm cartridges is 445 g.


М1914 caliber 7,65-mm - barrel attachment rod shank. (Photo courtesy of Alain Daubresse, website www.littlegun.be)

The fuse was a small lever behind the trigger, which you had to press a little to turn on the fuse. When turned on, the fuse was locked tightly. But to unlock it, you had to press the button under the safety lever, which released the fuse. Without knowing all these features, it was simply impossible to shoot from this pistol!


The last major design change for the M1914 was the 1934, which, like the 6,35mm version, received a differently shaped pistol grip. (Photo courtesy of Alain Daubresse, website www.littlegun.be)

It is believed that all Mausers of this model had the same drawbacks. So, the magazine latch was located on the handle at the bottom, but this was typical for all pistols of those years. In addition, the parts of the trigger were very small and could be easily lost during disassembly. A weak spring misfired in severe frost.

The Mauser WTP (Westen Taschen Pistole - "vest pistol") became even smaller in size, the serial production of which by the Mauser company began in 1921. Originally called "Mauser" TP (Taschen Pistole - "pocket pistol"), but after the release of the first batch of 500 pieces, to emphasize its miniature size, the pistol was renamed WTP.

The WTP was another pistol with a high breech casing and a striker type mechanism. Before disassembling it, it was necessary to separate the plastic cheeks of its handle, made as one piece. The pistol fired with 6,35 mm cartridges, magazine capacity - 6 rounds. The drummer's shank protruded from the rear of the frame and thus served as an indicator of the presence of a cartridge in the chamber. In total, from 1921 to 1940, 50 of these pistols of two modifications were produced, and after the war, several thousand more of these pistols were collected from captured components by the French, albeit with different cheeks.


Vest Mauser WTP (Photo courtesy of Alain Daubresse, website www.littlegun.be)

Automatic Mauser pistols were thoughtfully designed and proved to be a very popular civilian weapon in the 20-30s of the twentieth century, and so much so that many of them were exported even to the United States, which clearly did not suffer from a shortage of pistols after the end of the First World War. They were distinguished by very high Mauser quality standards, so they were reliable, had decent shooting accuracy and provided a very high level of safety for their owners.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 27 September 2021 18: 08
    +7
    A pistol, a pistol, but in general, the Mauser company is better known for its rifle and carbine than pistols ...
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 27 September 2021 18: 15
      +24
      Well, do not tell me!
      All the same, "Bolo" is a symbol of the revolution and the Cheka. Even women and children recognized him)
      Thank you, Vyacheslav Olegovich. Here, probably one of these pistols was described in the story "School".
      1. Crowe
        Crowe 27 September 2021 18: 18
        +19
        symbol of revolution
        Turn around in the march!
        Verbal is not a place for slander.
        Hush, speakers!
        Your
        word,
        Comrade Mauser.
        1. vladcub
          vladcub 27 September 2021 18: 34
          +7
          Not quite so: "the speakers fell silent." At least that's what was printed in the book: "Poems. V. Mayakovsky" 1976
          1. Crowe
            Crowe 27 September 2021 18: 41
            +14
            Leather cap,
            Mauser in hand
            And laid tight
            Trigger finger.
            Waiting for a fight
            Chill in my chest
            Only you and me
            We must win.

            The heirs of the era -
            Skinny Commissioners
            On dry ground
            They pass like rains
            And blue eyes
            Burn like fires
            And a red star
            Shines ahead.

            At Vizbor, I hope I haven't confused anything?
            1. vladcub
              vladcub 27 September 2021 19: 03
              +4
              I don't know Vizbora. By the way, V.O. could use Vizbor as well. Then I would not be able to attach to him for the "box"
            2. Catfish
              Catfish 27 September 2021 19: 11
              +12
              No, I didn't mix it up. smile
              "Confused" Wisbor:
              And laid tight
              Trigger finger.

              He probably had a poor idea of ​​what a trigger was needed in a weapon. request
              1. Igor Gul
                Igor Gul 27 September 2021 20: 27
                +13
                Many are convinced that the "trigger" is the trigger. So it’s not surprising.
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 27 September 2021 20: 33
                  +11
                  About that and speech. smile
              2. Hypertension
                Hypertension 28 September 2021 14: 55
                +2
                Quote: Sea Cat
                No, I didn't mix it up. smile
                "Confused" Wisbor:
                And laid tight
                Trigger finger.

                He probably had a poor idea of ​​what a trigger was needed in a weapon. request

                Cocking the hammer to facilitate the next shot? Commissars:
                The heirs of the era -
                Skinny Commissioners
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 28 September 2021 15: 09
                  +2
                  Anything is possible, poets, what can you say ... laughing
                  1. Hypertension
                    Hypertension 28 September 2021 15: 24
                    +4
                    Quote: Sea Cat
                    Anything is possible, poets, what can you say ...

                    In my opinion, the nerve of the era was conveyed quite accurately by Vizbor: The commissioners, thin from malnutrition, are yesterday's boys, cocking the trigger before the shot, so that the next punishing shot was fired easily, without additional effort. Well, the platoon of the trigger is a statement of serious intentions. A la: the die is thrown - then only a finger on the hook and a shot ...
                    1. Catfish
                      Catfish 28 September 2021 16: 02
                      +2
                      Nerves are a shame and dishonor for an officer! Yes, you are only pretending, Polovtsev, you have no nerves, just a whim! I don’t believe you! Honest officer's word, I don't believe it!

                      1. Hypertension
                        Hypertension 28 September 2021 16: 06
                        +3
                        Quote: Sea Cat
                        Nerves are a shame and dishonor for an officer!

                        For officers with experience, maybe. But what were the main personnel during the revolution? Young people.
                        Nikolka Koshevoy, squadron commander is sitting. A pencil in his cold, motionless fingers. Next to the old posters spread out on the table is a questionnaire, half filled. A rough leaf says sparingly: Nikolai Koshevoy. Squadron commander. Farmer. Member of the RKSM.

                        Against the "age" column, the pencil slowly deduces: 18 years.

                        Nikolka is a pechist, looks beyond his years. His eyes with radiant wrinkles and his back, stooped like an old man, are aging.

                        - After all, boy, little kid, kuga is green, - they say jokingly in the squadron, - and find another who would be able to eliminate two gangs almost without damage and lead the squadron into battles and fights for six months, no worse than any old commander!

                        Nikolka is ashamed of his eighteen years. Always against the hated column "age", the pencil crawls, slowing down, and Nikolka's cheekbones blaze with an annoying blush.

                        Nikolka read that the chairman asked him to come out with the squadron to help him, and went to the room, clutching his sword, thinking tiredly: “I would like to learn to go somewhere, but here's a gang ... The military commissar is ashamed: they say, you can't write the words correctly, but also the squadron ... What have I to do with the fact that I did not manage to finish the parish school? He's an eccentric ... And here's a gang ... Blood again, and I've gotten tired of living like this ... I'm sick of everything ... "

                        I went out onto the porch, loading a carbine on the move, and my thoughts, like horses along a trampled path, rushed: "I would like to go to the city ... Study b ..."
                      2. Catfish
                        Catfish 28 September 2021 16: 21
                        -1
                        And what nerves, to the devil, a boy at 18 years old - I do not believe, honest sergeant's word, I do not believe. Psychopaths at this age came across, but only a few, and the rest is all "show-off" and licentiousness. Nerves, buddy, this is for the beautiful half of humanity, but they also have one whim, and no nerves. In order for them, these nerves to appear, life must shake a person for a long time and thoroughly, and even then, not everyone succeeds in it. request
                      3. Hypertension
                        Hypertension 28 September 2021 16: 42
                        +4
                        Quote: Sea Cat
                        Psychopaths at this age came across, but only a few, and the rest is all "show-off" and licentiousness.

                        And where is the clear border between nerves and show-off with promiscuity? "Nerves" are our nervous system. Only people with the disease do not have them:
                        hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type IV (abbr. HSAN IV) is an extremely rare hereditary disorder of the nervous system, which is characterized by the absence of pain, heat, cold and some other sensations (including the need to urinate).

                        For example, were you not nervous during the exam at school or university? Confessing your feelings to your future wife, weren't you nervous?
                        And young people of 18 years old are a priori impulsive, maximalistic and nervous. Because the nervous system itself is in the period of growth and therefore the most sensitive. It is with age that the understanding comes that in youth we are often nervous over trifles.
                      4. Catfish
                        Catfish 28 September 2021 17: 02
                        +2
                        At the exams, yes, there was a tremor. Feelings somehow always managed without nerves. There were situations when, it seemed, is the time to pull your nerves, but, as a rule, it turned out somehow the other way around.
                        I watched the video, not an indicator and not a rule, I can't imagine my children even in a delusional nightmare as such a bastard. Mom is to blame here, the carrot is the carrot, but the stick was not canceled, not literally, of course. And now it's too late, whom she brought up and received.
                        In the army you need a freak, there he will quickly heal his "nerves", or hang himself in the latrine.
                      5. Catfish
                        Catfish 28 September 2021 17: 24
                        +3
                        A little illustration. smile
                      6. CTABEP
                        CTABEP 28 September 2021 20: 32
                        +1
                        A boy in 18 years of fear is not enough - but he has nerves. This is me literally from personal experience. It is always possible to freak out, get offended, flare up, at 16 and at 50. But at 26 it’s not scary to go on the attack, at 30 it’s already scary, and at 35 it’s scary to think about the attack).
        2. bandabas
          bandabas 27 September 2021 20: 16
          +7
          Duplicated you 2 hours later. He added that Mayakovsky was a poet.
      2. kalibr
        27 September 2021 18: 30
        +14
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        Here, probably one of these pistols was described in the story "School".

        I think so too...
      3. svp67
        svp67 27 September 2021 18: 56
        +7
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        , "Bolo" is a symbol of the revolution and the Cheka.

        This is a "special case" concerning Russia
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        Well, do not tell me!

        A third of the world's armies, no less, after the First World War, were armed with Mauser rifles.
      4. Captain45
        Captain45 27 September 2021 22: 24
        +9
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        All the same, "Bolo" is a symbol of the revolution and the Cheka. Even women and children recognized him)

        I think you are not entirely right. After all, during the revolution and the civil war, the K-96 Mauser with a full-fledged barrel was in use, and the Bolo with a shortened barrel appeared already in the 20s, after all the shocks in the form of the end of the First World War, according to which Germany was already had no right to produce pistols with a barrel length over 100mm., as the respected author told about it in a previous article.
      5. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 28 September 2021 10: 37
        +2
        As far as I read .... after playing in PMV, there were restrictions on the length of the barrel for such systems and a shortened Mauser appeared, which the Bolsheviks bought.
    2. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 27 September 2021 18: 18
      +11
      For the layman, and even for women, the Mauser is a pistol. 98K is for those interested in the topic.
      1. hhurik
        hhurik 27 September 2021 18: 40
        +8
        Yeah. And TC is a revolver.
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 27 September 2021 19: 17
          +4
          Quote: hhurik
          And TC is a revolver.

          ... why I always thought. what Gaidar described a pocket PISTOL - you can't drag a revolver in your back pocket
      2. svp67
        svp67 27 September 2021 18: 58
        +5
        Quote: Andrey Moskvin
        For the layman, and even for women, the Mauser is a pistol.
        It depends on what ... For the Germans and the "German world" in general
        Mauser is a surname ... Peter Paul Mauser is a German gunsmith
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 27 September 2021 20: 02
          0
          Quote: svp67
          Mauser is a surname ...

          Yah?
          1. Avior
            Avior 28 September 2021 15: 40
            +2
            Art Metrano died three weeks ago .. :(
    3. Speedy
      Speedy 27 September 2021 18: 20
      +8
      Yes, the Mauser rifle before the appearance of the AK was probably the most massive system of infantry weapons. Everywhere it was not done and, moreover, it was not used. From China to Latin America.
      1. kalibr
        27 September 2021 18: 42
        +13
        Sergey! Here on VO I had a series of 22 articles "About Mauser with Love". Everything was there. All rifles: Chilean, Chinese, Spanish, Norwegian ... German.
        1. svp67
          svp67 27 September 2021 18: 56
          +4
          Quote: kalibr
          Here on VO I had a series of 22 articles "About Mauser with Love".
          So exactly
    4. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 27 September 2021 19: 09
      +9
      Duc, the firm "Mauser" was "omnivorous"! She was engaged in submachine guns, and machine guns ... and air cannons!
    5. militarist63
      militarist63 27 September 2021 23: 00
      +5
      but in general, the Mauser company is better known for its rifle and carbine than pistols
      Sir, if this company is better known to you only for rifles and carbines, then these are your problems! Actually, Mauser has created and released a lot of things. And here there are not only rifles, carbines and pistols, but also machine guns, as well as a number of automatic cannons of different calibers and purposes!
      1. John22
        John22 28 September 2021 21: 06
        +1
        And automatic rifles too!
    6. Intruder
      Intruder 27 September 2021 23: 03
      +9
      but in general, the Mauser company is better known for its rifle and carbine than for its pistols ...
      Not only...
      And so, the "German clone" of our TSNIITOCHMASH, after the First World War with similar achievements and its own legends:
      The first development in the revived company in Obendorf was the aircraft machine gun, which eventually turned into the most famous MG 151/20 cannon, which became the basis of the Luftwaffe's armament during the Second World War.
      !
      To the author, Thank you very much ... for a great article!
  2. Crowe
    Crowe 27 September 2021 18: 28
    +12
    who was not Winston Churchill's favorite
    Winston Churchill wrote in his memoirs that it was the Mauser K-96 who saved him during the battle with the Sudanese dervishes at the Battle of Omdurman on September 2, 1898. Thanks for the article!
    1. kalibr
      27 September 2021 18: 43
      +12
      Quote: Crowe
      it was Mauser K-96 who saved him during a battle with Sudanese dervishes at the battle of Omdurman on September 2, 1898.

      Yeah! Only the last enemy he has already hammered with a handle ...
      1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
        Kote Pan Kokhanka 27 September 2021 19: 03
        +12
        Quote: kalibr
        Yeah! Only the last enemy he has already hammered with a handle ...

        Not every pistol can boast of having saved W. Churchill !!! laughing
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 27 September 2021 19: 18
          -1
          Quote: Kote pane Kohanka
          Not every pistol can boast of having saved W. Churchill !!!

          Yes, there were Mausers in the service of various fascists))) Even Churchill
          1. kalibr
            27 September 2021 19: 33
            +10
            Quote: Cowbra
            in the service of various fascists were Mauser

            Budyonny also had a personalized Mauser. And our late Governor Bochkarev also ...
            1. Crowe
              Crowe 27 September 2021 19: 51
              +17
              Budyonny also had a personalized Mauser.
              I will allow myself to express my own, subjective and in no way pretending to be the ultimate truth, view of all these decorations
              with inlays
              Here, to whom, to whom, but to comrade Mauser they do not go, here at least kill. Others may go, but he does not. "I think so!" ©
              1. vladcub
                vladcub 27 September 2021 21: 24
                +11
                All these VYPENDREZH inlays are for the rich snobs.
                As with Goldfinger. Remember James Bond
            2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
              Kote Pan Kokhanka 27 September 2021 19: 52
              +9
              Quote: Cowbra
              Yes, there were Mausers in the service of various fascists))) Even Churchill


              A weapon is a tool. And the hammer, even though it will be the deadliest, does not shoot on its own!
              I think the deadliest weapon that has proportionally caused damage to humanity is not a rudiment or an atomic bomb, but a simple club or stone.
              1. Crowe
                Crowe 27 September 2021 19: 58
                +11
                I agree with you and Colt. It is not a weapon that kills, but a man.
            3. Wildcat
              Wildcat 27 September 2021 21: 21
              +15
              And in May 1945, Mauser was also in the Reichstag in Berlin!
              1. Captain45
                Captain45 27 September 2021 22: 33
                +8
                Quote: Wildcat
                And in May 1945, Mauser was also in the Reichstag in Berlin!

                I already mentioned in the comments that I had been in a new panorama of the Battle of Stalingrad. Grandiose .... On the first floor there is a hall dedicated to the Soviet commanders of the Battle of Stalingrad. The personal weapons of Rodimtsev, Chuikov and other military leaders are also presented there, and I was surprised to see that TT is a rare guest there. The main ones were Mauser K-96 and Browning models.
                1. militarist63
                  militarist63 27 September 2021 23: 48
                  +10
                  And here is the pistol of the People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR (1941-1946) Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich. And this is just one of the samples of "Pocket Mauser", which is discussed in the article!
                  "
                2. kalibr
                  28 September 2021 06: 21
                  +5
                  Quote: Captain45
                  TT is a rare guest there. The main ones were Mauser K-96 and Browning models.

                  That there is an indicator of quality.
                  1. vl903
                    vl903 28 September 2021 10: 11
                    +3
                    Quote: kalibr
                    Quote: Captain45
                    TT is a rare guest there. The main ones were Mauser K-96 and Browning models.

                    That there is an indicator of quality.

                    rave!
                    A lieutenant in a trench needs a hard worker, a simple, reliable, compact and under a massive cartridge ...
                    this is a revolver, TT or trophy p08 or p38
                    but the brigade commander can give out all sorts of rags and leftovers from warehouses that are not a pity, but they look ponto))) and if a Mauser or a ushatanny brownie misfires, nothing critical will happen, next to his guard platoon with ppsh)))
                    all the same, the K96 was good at one time as a pistol-carbine, but by the time of the Second World War it was already big and heavy for a pistol, and did not reach a light carbine like the American M1 or our PPSh. therefore, it was only possible to issue it into the trenches as a last resort
              2. Captain45
                Captain45 28 September 2021 10: 32
                +4
                Quote: Wildcat
                And in May 1945, Mauser was also in the Reichstag in Berlin!

                In the presented photo, I counted: 3 PPS, 2 PPSh, but pistols: 2 Walter P38, Parabellum 08 and Mauser K-96 ie. domestic submachine guns, but personal weapons are represented exclusively by the enemy's weapons firms. It is clear that these are trophies, that weapons obtained in battle are like an order for a fighter, an indicator of his, so to speak, combat effectiveness, but still ...
                1. Wildcat
                  Wildcat 28 September 2021 10: 58
                  +1
                  Hardly as an order, because "it is not supposed" (they could have "withdrawn" and IMHO, the business could have been, something like that at Drabkin saw), if only not a reward. Especially for a soldier, not a commander. Although in different parts and at different times in different ways, IMHO, it was.
                  I came across the memories of a partisan, the commander of his detachment with awards for the personnel was "deployed" (in the Crimea, it seems, it was, something about the "people's struggle" did not like the authorities). So the commander, while he could, with his order awarded all worthy personal weapons.
                  Although in those places where bullets fly in both directions, they usually look at "not supposed" as "simpler and wider". Buttons on the collar are not forced, and IMHO, they looked at the sidearm more calmly, this is not a Fritz leaflet.
                  Such a trophy, IMHO, judging by the memories, is good as a second barrel, as a gift and as an exchange fund. There is no need to account for it. It is especially well written about this in L. Pavlichenko's memoirs. Clever woman good , knew how to prepare for important meetings with the authorities. good
                  1. Captain45
                    Captain45 28 September 2021 18: 05
                    +4
                    Quote: Wildcat
                    Hardly as an order, because "it is not supposed" (they could have "withdrawn" and IMHO, the business could have been, something like that at Drabkin saw), if only not a reward. Especially for a soldier, not a commander.

                    I wanted to say that an order for a soldier is an indicator of his combat activity, recognition of his merits, and a trophy pistol from a soldier is certainly not a reward, but such a trophy as a weapon, and even more so a pistol just like that from a simple soldier you cannot take, mainly from officers. .e. mined in battle, well, or after the battle, if they were in time before the "trophyers". Now I don’t remember the author of the memoirs, but there the author recalled that in the trench the officer did not manage to throw up his “parabellum” and he immediately chopped it off with a shovel, then picked up a pistol and carried it until the end of the war, and already in Germany it was taken by “special officers”, but without consequences. So such a pistol, obtained in battle, was a reward for a soldier no less than an order.
        2. vladcub
          vladcub 27 September 2021 21: 20
          +13
          That's right. But not everyone wore devils where Churchell climbed.
          Let's be fair: it was a brave man
          1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
            Kote Pan Kokhanka 27 September 2021 21: 41
            +9
            Quote: vladcub
            That's right. But not everyone wore devils where Churchell climbed.
            Let's be fair: it was a brave man

            I do not argue Namesake, but Churchill did not take Berlin in May 1945 and did not climb the Reichstags !!! laughing
    2. Gunfighter95
      Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 01: 25
      +11
      Winston Churchill wrote in his memoirs that it was Mauser K-96 who saved him during the battle with Sudanese dervishes at the Battle of Omdurman


      A short episode of Churchill's military service. In fact, a short skirmish of the British army's cavalry patrol with local Sudanese rebels, armed mainly with melee weapons. The British simply shot the enemy with their C96 Mauser. Inflated into an elected campaign for the post of British Prime Minister to the greatest feat. Although the composure, courage and courage of the then young officer cannot be denied.
      It is noteworthy that, according to the same PR company, the mother bought the pistol for the young Churchill, sending her son to the war.



      Young Winston Churchill was armed with such a "horsehammer" while serving in Sudan

      Yours faithfully,
      1. kalibr
        28 September 2021 06: 19
        +5
        Quote: Gunfighter95
        Mom bought a gun for young Churchill

        As well as a horse. Rather, she sent money to the horse!
        1. vladcub
          vladcub 28 September 2021 07: 16
          +2
          Took care of my son
          1. kalibr
            28 September 2021 09: 55
            +2
            Well, of course, she gave birth from a syphilitic husband, and she did not like a soul in a healthy son ...
            1. vladcub
              vladcub 28 September 2021 11: 45
              +3
              I did not know such details of his biography. Actually, I practically don't know his biography. I saw his "War Memoirs", but did not read it.
        2. Gunfighter95
          Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 18: 20
          +3
          As well as a horse. Rather, she sent money to the horse!


          The fight demonstrated the undoubted advantage of semi-automatic firearms over swords and spears. laughing

          Yours faithfully,
          1. kalibr
            28 September 2021 19: 03
            +2
            I had a very detailed article here about the Battle of Obdurman in two parts!
            1. Gunfighter95
              Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 22: 51
              +1
              25 thousand British massively used machine guns against 100 thousand Sudanese, armed mainly with sabers, spears and other melee weapons. A clear victory of technical progress ...
              An article in the History section?

              Yours faithfully,
              1. kalibr
                29 September 2021 07: 32
                +1
                Type: Battle of Omdurman Military Review Shpakovsky V.
  3. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 27 September 2021 18: 32
    +6
    Terrific! good
    Vest Mauser WTP (Photo courtesy of Alain Daubresse, website www.littlegun.be)

    The acquisition would be worthwhile ...
  4. vladcub
    vladcub 27 September 2021 18: 35
    +6
    Quote: Andrey Moskvin
    For the layman, and even for women, the Mauser is a pistol. 98K is for those interested in the topic.

    Quote: Andrey Moskvin
    For the layman, and even for women, the Mauser is a pistol. 98K is for those interested in the topic.

    More precisely Mauser K 96
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 27 September 2021 18: 47
      +7
      You did not understand my words. For those interested in the topic, this is a 98k carbine. hi
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 27 September 2021 19: 06
        +5
        Sorry, they just talked about K96 and I made a 98k stand
  5. Crowe
    Crowe 27 September 2021 18: 38
    +10
    The last major design change for the M1914 was Model 1934, the trigger parts were very small and could easily be lost during disassembly.
    Disassembled Mauser M1934 pistol, consists of 31 parts.
  6. Undecim
    Undecim 27 September 2021 18: 56
    +5
    It is believed that the design of the new pistol was developed by an engineer named Joseph Nickl.


    Not certainly in that way. Nickl played a very important role in the development of the "pistol family", but Paul Mauser was also involved in the process.

    This is the first prototype of 1909 chambered for 9mm Parabellum.
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 27 September 2021 19: 13
      +5

      Next prototype. 1909 year.
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 27 September 2021 19: 36
        +7
        Despite the rather compact size of the M1910, there was also such an option - like that of the "older brother".
  7. vladcub
    vladcub 27 September 2021 19: 00
    +7
    Q. Oh, last time I thanked you for giving the epigraph.
    Promised comment.
    Mauser K96, model 1912, total length: 296 mm. Or model 1920 "bolo" total length: 256 mm. Naturally, they need: "a wooden, polished box".
    And now the "hunchback" model 1910/14, total length 154 mm! The question is: what the hell does he have to do with a "polished box? It will fit in any pocket. Even your Aster Fan has, in the pocket of her coat, jacket."
    You can attach it to your ankle, remember, the movie "Romance with a Stone"? However, there, that there was a fig knows. Perhaps a midget, perhaps Bersa 22LR.
    1. kalibr
      27 September 2021 19: 09
      +4
      Quote: vladcub
      And now the "hunchback" model 1910/14, total length 154 mm! The question is: what the hell does he have to do with a "polished box?"

      That is why such an epigraph. To have something to compare with.
      1. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 27 September 2021 19: 27
        +6
        Vyacheslav Olegovich, bravo.
        1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
          Kote Pan Kokhanka 27 September 2021 19: 44
          +7
          Quote: Astra wild2
          Vyacheslav Olegovich, bravo.

          Join us!
          Vyacheslav Olegovich is once again on top!
      2. Wildcat
        Wildcat 27 September 2021 19: 31
        +10
        hi
        .
        everybody gets it
        from the pocket
        from the back
        browning
        and Mauser.
        The departed
        the years have risen,
        and eyebrow
        still shrank
        when
        the stump flew
        and when
        for a bullet
        the bullet landed.
      3. Undecim
        Undecim 27 September 2021 19: 56
        +3
        And now the "hunchback" model 1910/14, total length 154 mm! The question is: what the hell does he have to do with a "polished box?"

        The "polished box" is the "signature style" of Mauser pistols, regardless of size.
        1. vladcub
          vladcub 27 September 2021 20: 10
          +4
          Vic. Nick, you acquitted V.O.
      4. vladcub
        vladcub 27 September 2021 19: 59
        +3
        So they would say
    2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 27 September 2021 19: 43
      +6
      Hello, Vlad!
      Quote: vladcub
      Mauser K96, model 1912, total length: 296 mm. Or model 1920 "bolo" total length: 256 mm. Naturally, they need: "a wooden, polished box".

      The piano is a necessary thing in the household. Even the Maxim machine gun can be hidden in the latter. wink
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 27 September 2021 20: 03
        +5
        Namesake, greetings. I agree: at present: "Maxim" is not a superfluous thing in the household.
      2. Catfish
        Catfish 27 September 2021 20: 32
        +12
        The piano in the bushes, or "Maxim" in the piano, is a common thing for a normal guy. drinks
        In different countries, the problem of combining weapons with musical accessories is solved, in general, in the same way. smile

        1. Crowe
          Crowe 27 September 2021 20: 59
          +12
          It will not be enough. Here
          it's scary to imagine how much you can smell!
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 27 September 2021 21: 07
            +11
            Yes, you don't need a lot, it's enough to cram this: smile

            And it will definitely fit in there. good
      3. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 27 September 2021 21: 07
        +13
        Probably the most dedicated fans of the Mauser pistol are the Chinese, the Spaniards, the Brazilians! Even at the end of the last century, the Chinese managed to "modernize" the K-96 ...


        Type 75 with bayonet ...

        Type 80
        1. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 27 September 2021 21: 11
          +8
          Quote: Nikolaevich I
          Type 75 with bayonet ...

          Kamrad, nifigase !!! This is the first time I see such a miracle!
          Apparently the Chinese immediately realized that the bullet is a fool, and the bayonet is great! laughing
        2. Gunfighter95
          Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 13: 28
          +4
          Probably the most dedicated fans of the Mauser pistol are the Chinese ...


          Exactly! Particularly impressive is Chancy 17 ... fellow



          Above: C96 in .45 ACP (Chancy 17). Bottom: Big Ring Flat Side by Taku



          Compare dimensions laughing



          Caliber

          Yours faithfully,
    3. Catfish
      Catfish 27 September 2021 20: 22
      +6
      You can attach it to your ankle

      You can go anywhere laughing the main thing is that it howls!
  8. Catfish
    Catfish 27 September 2021 19: 22
    +10
    Josef Nickl had another CZ vz. 27, it was produced in Czechoslovakia from 1927 to 1955.
    Weight without cartridges 670 grams, length 155 mm, height 125 mm. The cartridge used is 7,65x17 mm (Browning). The initial speed of the bullet is about 300 meters per second, the energy is 235 J, the magazine is 8 rounds.


    1. Undecim
      Undecim 27 September 2021 19: 43
      +5
      Josef Nickl had another CZ vz. 27, it was produced in Czechoslovakia from 1927 to 1955.

      Not only.

      1. Undecim
        Undecim 27 September 2021 20: 08
        +3

        Nickl Model 1915s.
        1. Gunfighter95
          Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 13: 22
          +3
          Another Mauser product, to which Joseph Nickl "had his hand".



          Above: M 712 with a firing mechanism designed by Joseph Nickl.
          Below: Azul MM31 with a 20-round magazine, equipped with a firing mechanism designed by Joseph Nickl.


          It must be said that very few models were produced with the Nickl mechanism 712. About 3500 pcs. Then the Mauser company switched to the production of "snellforeers" with USM design Karl Westinger (Karl Westinger).

          The Spanish arms manufacturers Beistegui Hermanos and Astra, taking advantage of the restrictions imposed on Germany by the terms of the Versailles Peace, launched the production of C96 clone pistols, including automatic versions with a detachable magazine and Nikl's trigger. Thus, pushing out German competitors in the markets of the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

          Yours faithfully,
          1. Undecim
            Undecim 28 September 2021 13: 41
            +3
            Nickl created quite a lot of very interesting pistol designs, some of them chambered for his own design. Unfortunately, the name of this constructor is undeservedly in the shadows and few people know about it.
            Quite drawn to the article.

            1. Catfish
              Catfish 28 September 2021 15: 06
              +1
              Quite drawn to the article.


              So why did it come up, Victor? smile drinks
          2. Catfish
            Catfish 28 September 2021 15: 04
            +1
            USM designed by Karl Westinger.

            Searched, but could not find information about this person.
            Did you mean a pistol with just such a translator?
            1. Gunfighter95
              Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 15: 18
              +3
              Yes exactly!



              712 with Karl Westinger trigger


              Yours faithfully,
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 28 September 2021 15: 21
                +2
                Is there more information about this constructor?
                1. Undecim
                  Undecim 28 September 2021 17: 03
                  +1
                  Is there more information about this constructor?

                  There is practically no systematic one. Especially until 1949, when he worked for Mauser. In 1949, he, together with another designer, Ernst Altenburger, founded the Feinwerkbau company and began to manufacture high-quality sports weapons. This company is famous for it even today.
          3. Undecim
            Undecim 28 September 2021 17: 29
            +3
            Above: M 712 with a firing mechanism designed by Joseph Nickl.

            Modell 712 is the name for the American market. The brand name of this pistol, under which it was sold in Europe as well, is „Original-Mauser-Schnellfeuer-Pistole, Cal. 7,63 mm, Modell 1930, Zwanziglader ".
            1. Gunfighter95
              Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 18: 05
              +3
              Oh, you are a very rare specimen of "Schnellfoer found! Super!"
              This is the so-called Nickl 1930 model, the forerunner of the 712.
              I'm even afraid to guess how much it costs now - in fact, a small experimental series was released. Permanent (non-replaceable) magazine for 10 rounds and a translator of the fire mode design by Nick. Can you throw a link to the source?

              Regarding the question on the M712 index itself, there is such an assumption that it is not actually Mauser's, but American, since in the catalogs of Stoeger (a large importer of weapons in the United States) there was a self-loading C711 with a detachable magazine under the index 96, and a snellfeuer under 712.
              By the way, we also owe the appearance of the C96 index to the Americans. After the launch of the 1910 "baby" model, the arms dealers became stumped. Because the company Mauser operated with only one name - "Mauser-Selbstlade-Pistole". All "old" pistols (which we now call C96) and the newcomer went under this name. Therefore, arms sellers and importers began to informally call the "big" Mauser C96 (1896 design). Moreover, all this was used unofficially. As well as other "nicknames" for Mauser pistols, such as "Konehammer", "Big Ring", "Flat Side", "Model 1912" or "Bolo". Later, another official name for the 1930 modification was introduced at the Mauser firm - Model 1930.
              And in the photo you have given, as I understand it, the conversion of the M1930 into an automatic version.
              This variant, I believe, appeared before the so-called 711th model.

              Reprints of allegedly original Mauser brochures are sold on the Internet. Mauser Selbslade-Pistole (Selbstladepistole) Modell 1930 and Mauser Schnellfeuer-Pistole are written on them (by the way, in German). That is, what is unofficially called the Mauser M30 and M712. The Germans themselves did not use these names. The 711 is generally shrouded in mystery. I came across Chinese copies at auctions - this is actually the 712th, but without a fire translator. Once the 711 was sold in Germany at Transarms, but ... these guys with their machine park can do a lot ...

              Yours faithfully,
              1. Undecim
                Undecim 28 September 2021 19: 58
                +1
                The 711 is shrouded in mystery.

                Yes, it seems there is nothing mysterious about it. It is distinguished by the presence of a removable store, as I understand it.

                Can you throw a link to the source?

                Give me an email, I will transfer the source.
                1. Gunfighter95
                  Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 22: 41
                  0
                  Yes, it seems there is nothing mysterious about it. It is distinguished by the presence of a removable store, as I understand it.
                  .

                  Photos of the so-called. 711 models are practically absent. Only the Chinese were seen at the auctions.
                  Officially, the Mauser firm did not produce such a model.
                  But the photo of the original never came across.
                  It is quite possible that the 711s were made only to order for American dealers, judging by the Stoeger catalog.

                  Mail threw you in a personal. Thank you in advance!

                  Yours faithfully,
    2. vladcub
      vladcub 27 September 2021 21: 12
      +3
      Kostya, probably after WWI, Nikl offered his services to the company: "CZ"?
      Something is spinning in my head about this Nickl. It seems that he was involved in the development of the Hungarian Fromer pistol?
      Although no, there was some Czech: he worked in Austria Hungary, and then Fromer began to produce those pistols. I look for scrap at the Beetle. I used to read it with him.
      Here it is in my closet, but look in the scrap. You know it’s a good book
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 27 September 2021 21: 14
        +5
        Josef Nickl is a Czech by nationality.
    3. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 27 September 2021 21: 13
      +6
      Quote: Sea Cat
      Josef Nickl had another CZ vz. 27, it was produced in Czechoslovakia from 1927 to 1955.
      Weight without cartridges 670 grams, length 155 mm, height 125 mm. The cartridge used is 7,65x17 mm (Browning). The initial speed of the bullet is about 300 meters per second, the energy is 235 J, the magazine is 8 rounds.

      Pretty "toy"! Greetings, Friend! drinks
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 27 September 2021 21: 19
        +3
        Hi Valera!
        I didn’t have a chance to get to know her closely, although they were all in the storeroom and Cesetta was also there, but ... all were "full of holes." request
        1. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 27 September 2021 22: 32
          +3
          Quote: Sea Cat
          Cesetta was also, but ... all "full of holes".

          Ndaaa, you had serious storerooms! good
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 27 September 2021 23: 23
            +4
            MUR is MU ... that is, GIM is GIM! smile
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 28 September 2021 08: 44
              +5
              Quote: Sea Cat
              MUR is MU ... that is, GIM is GIM!

              Wow! It turns out that you know a lot, so you can also write articles! good drinks
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 28 September 2021 09: 21
                +5
                There was a time, I wrote articles in "Foreign Military Review" and "Armory Dvor", now it's just laziness. As Abdula used to say: "I have become old, lazy." wink
    4. vladcub
      vladcub 27 September 2021 21: 15
      +5
      This machine CZ27 is close to the "hunchback" in characteristics
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 27 September 2021 21: 17
        +3
        So the author is the same.
    5. Captain45
      Captain45 27 September 2021 22: 37
      +3
      Quote: Sea Cat
      Josef Nickl had another CZ vz. 27, it was produced in Czechoslovakia from 1927 to 1955.
      Weight without cartridges 670 grams, length 155 mm, height 125 mm. The cartridge used is 7,65x17 mm (Browning). The initial speed of the bullet is about 300 meters per second, the energy is 235 J, the magazine is 8 rounds.

      Here is a "pocket theme" for self-defense!
    6. Gunfighter95
      Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 12: 49
      +2
      Josef Nickl had another CZ vz. 27, it was produced in Czechoslovakia from 1927 to 1955.


      Here I would like to clarify. VZ 27 can be attributed to the "typewriters" of Joseph Nickl rather conditionally.
      And here's the gun ČZ vz. 22, also known as Pistole N - Yes. This is the first pistol in the history of Czechoslovakia, which was produced in the period between the two world wars.
      This pistol was designed by Joseph Nickl for the German company Mauser, but the latter refused to produce it. While in Brno on business, he learned that the Czechs were looking for a pistol for their army and police. And he offered them his development. Serious military tests of the pistol were carried out in August 1921. The Pistole N proved itself to be the best. After refinement, taking into account the remarks of the military, Nikl's pistol was adopted by the Czechoslovak army under the name "military pistol mod. 22 (Аrmádní pistole vz. 22), in abbreviated form - pistol mod. 22 (Pistole vz. 22) ".



      "Car" designed by Joseph Nickl - VZ-22

      But the design of the pistol with a rotating barrel and an interlocked breech was notable for the complexity of manufacture, and the pistol turned out to be expensive. Therefore, a simplified model was created by the senior engineer of the Ceska Zbrojvka plant in Strakonice, where the 22nd was manufactured, František Myszka. Under the designation Vz.24 (CZ 24) she was adopted by the Czechoslovak army. Although the pistol was named vz.24, the first trial series of 200 pieces was released only in August 1925. And, probably, the 24th can be conditionally called a pistol designed by Nickl - Mouse.



      Vz.24 Frantisek Myshki

      In the twenties, Frantisek Myshka upgraded vz.24. The reason for this was the desire to create a model based on the 24th with a simplified design and for a different caliber. As a result, a pistol appeared in 1927. CZ 27 (Vz. 27, i.e. Vzor is a model). The weapon worked according to the recoil-action scheme, and instead of the 9mm Short cartridge, it used the 7,65mm Browning. And, probably, the 27th should be called conditionally a pistol of the Mouse-Nickl design. This is how sometimes P08 is called Borchard-Luger in the literature, paying tribute to the progenitor of the parabellum design.


      Yours faithfully,
      1. hhurik
        hhurik 29 September 2021 16: 54
        0
        Here is a video with these cars in Russian
  9. Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 27 September 2021 19: 25
    +5
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, colleagues, good evening.
    Vyacheslav Olegovich: "Paul Mauser" I don’t know that, perhaps Paul Mauser? And also: Walter Nickel. So it is written Zhuk: "Revolvers, pistols" Moscow "Publishing house of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR"
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 27 September 2021 19: 30
      +5
      And also: Walter Nickel. So it is written Zhuk: "Revolvers, pistols" Moscow "Publishing house of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR"

      First, he is not Walter, but Joseph. And not Nickel, but Nickl - Josef Nickl.
      1. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 27 September 2021 20: 23
        +3
        Viktor Nikolaevich, I just found a book: "Improved by an engineer of the firm Nickel." Where did you get the name Walter? Perhaps you confused something?
        1. Undecim
          Undecim 27 September 2021 20: 25
          +5
          It is not you who confused, but the authors of your book. Where did they get Walter - only they know. I gave you the spelling of the name and surname in the original.
          1. Astra wild2
            Astra wild2 27 September 2021 20: 50
            +2
            Viktor Nikolaevich, I remembered: I saw some kind of "handbook of small arms" at my friends' house and it said something like this: "a popular pistol ... created by an engineer of the Mauser company, V. Nikil," and I attached it to Zhuk.
            I remembered seeing a similar spelling in the Beetle.
    2. kalibr
      27 September 2021 19: 30
      +6
      It is not always possible to find the correct translation into Russian. There are options. And - yes Paul, but the translation came from the French text, apparently, he overlooked again. Much attention has to be paid to the accurate translation of technical terms. This is a very responsible business.
      1. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 27 September 2021 20: 36
        +2
        "again overlooked" Vyacheslav Olegovich, please be more careful. Do not expose yourself to ridicule, otherwise some angry colleague may say something like this: "how to believe" CALIBR ", he even misinterprets the cases: im.Mauser is of the genus of Mauser."
        1. kalibr
          27 September 2021 21: 07
          +5
          Don't believe me. They believe in God. And I give information. And yes - there are technical overlaps. But this is such a trifle that, in my opinion, it is not worth attention. Now, if a person's goal is to "catch fleas", then yes - just such little things are a real find for him! You can't get to Viktor Nikolayevich with his comments, well, at least get around here. Yes please!
          1. vl903
            vl903 28 September 2021 10: 22
            +3
            Quote: kalibr
            Don't believe me. They believe in God. And I give information. And yes - there are technical overlaps. But this is such a trifle that, in my opinion, it is not worth attention. Now, if a person's goal is to "catch fleas", then yes - just such little things are a real find for him! You can't get to Viktor Nikolayevich with his comments, well, at least get around here. Yes please!

            do not pay attention - the one who does nothing is not mistaken
          2. Astra wild2
            Astra wild2 28 September 2021 19: 38
            0
            I agree: Viktor Nikolaevich is difficult to "catch" and only minuses remain.
          3. Astra wild2
            Astra wild2 28 September 2021 19: 40
            0
            "yes please" as you say: "I am thick-skinned"
  10. Proctologist
    Proctologist 27 September 2021 19: 28
    +10
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, thanks for the article! Realizing how many of them there were already and how many of them were surprisingly interesting, I propose a topic: the results of the twentieth century in the development of pistols / short-barreled weapons / melee weapons.

    Highlighting exactly those that appeared and became either popular, or radically surpassed their predecessors in essential characteristics (but did not become popular because they were expensive, or highly specialized - silent, for example) precisely in the last century.

    How is the 2021 pistol different from the 1921 pistol?
    1. kalibr
      27 September 2021 19: 50
      +7
      Quote: Proctologist
      How is the 2021 pistol different from the 1921 pistol?

      Good offer. Need to think. Well, I'll tell you something right now. Radically - nothing. All differences are mainly technological. Back then, pistols were very complex machines that were made on milling machines. Parabellum was sharpened from a 6 kg casting and 5 kg went into shavings. Now the parts are stamped, "baked", made of plastic. The design is simplified. It has become more convenient to use. And so - Colt 11,45 of 1911 is still in use. And Walters PP and PPK ...
  11. bandabas
    bandabas 27 September 2021 20: 12
    +8
    The era ... And, the poet. "Turn around in the march! Verbal slander is not the place. Hush, orators! Your word, Comrade Mauser." "Left March". V.V. Mayakovsky.
  12. Slug_BDMP
    Slug_BDMP 27 September 2021 20: 34
    +10
    As a child, I read A. Gaidar's story "School" with illustrations. On one of them, the boy was holding C96 in his palm, only ma-a-scarlet wink
    patamushta mauser wink
  13. Proctologist
    Proctologist 27 September 2021 23: 38
    +5
    Quote: kalibr
    Radically - nothing. All differences are mainly technological.

    So it's even more interesting! The topic is "why nothing radical has been done in 100 years, despite all the achievements of science - from chemistry and metallurgy to new physical principles (lasers, railguns, etc.)."

    And manufacturability - it affects the price and, as a result, the mass, in extreme cases - the resource, but from the point of view of the user there is no difference whether the part was milled or stamped. Here is 800 g or 1200 g - it is felt.
  14. Seamaster
    Seamaster 27 September 2021 23: 46
    +4
    Stalin's wife shot herself with a "pocket Mauser" brought to her shortly before from Germany. Apparently, one of the models described.
  15. Smoke
    Smoke 28 September 2021 02: 10
    +4
    I read it with great pleasure. Thanks to the author from the bottom of my heart.
  16. Gunfighter95
    Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 13: 35
    +3
    Another Mauser vest is worth mentioning.



    The Mauser WTP 2 was even smaller than the first model.

    In 1922, Waffenfabrik Mauser AG changed its name to Mauserwerke AG. This company has already carried out the modernization of the compact WTP pistol. The modernization of the pistol began in 1934 and in 1938 an updated pistol called the Mauser WTP2 entered the civilian weapons market.
    The Mauser WTP2 pistol differed from the Mauser WTP2 pistol in its smaller size, weight, magazine fuse, an improved safety system and the rear part of the striker serving as a signal pin, as well as the ease of disassembling the weapon.



    For comparison, two "kids" side by side: at the top - model 1910/34, at the bottom - WTP 2
  17. Gunfighter95
    Gunfighter95 28 September 2021 17: 18
    +2
    Pardon me! But some inaccuracies in the article, as they say, "cut the eye."
    Either the author's original source failed, or the Google translator.
    Therefore, let me clarify these points.

    № 1
    Signature under the picture (No. 3 above):
    Mauser "Model 1910" caliber 6,35 mm. The side latch of the removable plate, the safety release button and the "hump" of the bolt, which has become a characteristic feature of all pistols of this series, are clearly visible. (Photo courtesy of Alain Daubresse, website www.littlegun.be)


    Yes, there is no side latch of the removable plate, it is not visible even at maximum magnification. Hence, this is the 1910/14 model. The photo does not match the caption.
    By the way, more than once in foreign literature I have met not such bloopers ...

    The photo below is really a model 1910 with the mentioned latch.

    № 2
    ... there was a slight modernization of the 1914s models, after which their grip acquired a more rounded shape, and the heel of the store was spared from sharp corners.


    This passage, God forbid, did not understand at all. From what such sharp corners was the heel of the store spared? You can compare yourself in the photo below:



    Stores: left - model 1910/14/34, right - model 1910.



    Left model 1910/34, right - model 1910

    The magazine of the 1910 model was "recessed" into the handle completely, so a U-shaped cutout was made in the front wall for the heel of the magazine protruding from the front. On 1910/14 and 1910/34, the heel did not fit into the pistol grip. And, accordingly, there was no this cutout. It is noteworthy that the store from the "junior" 14 and 14/34 did not fit into the handle of 1910.



    Pistol grip: left - 1910/34, right - 1910

    № 3
    In order to activate the pistol, the bolt had to be pulled back, but this could not be done until the magazine was inserted into the pistol


    Another passage incomprehensible to me. Something, probably Google messed up again ...
    With the magazine removed, the pistol bolt can be pulled back very easily - it will simply lock onto the slide delay. See the photo below:


    Model 1914 cal. 7,65 with the magazine removed, the bolt is locked in the rear position on the slide lag.

    Insert the magazine - and the shutter goes forward. Empty magazine - a control descent is made.
    Fully loaded magazine - the first cartridge is automatically sent from the magazine to the chamber and the pistol is ready to fire.

    № 4
    Caption:

    The last major design change for the M1914 was the 1934, which, like the 6,35mm version, received a differently shaped pistol grip. (Photo courtesy of Alain Daubresse, website www.littlegun.be)


    The photo shows the model 1910/14. Another blunder of the primary source. And this is what the 1910/34 model looks like.



    Mauser Model 1910/34 cal. 6,35 mm


    Yours faithfully,
  18. bistrov.
    bistrov. 29 September 2021 06: 36
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    In essence, they were shitty pistols, "fly swatters", and the C-96 was carried only by stupid people, 1,5 kg dangling on your side. a piece of iron, clings to everything, it's better to carry a rifle ...
  19. Andrey Pozdnyakov
    Andrey Pozdnyakov 1 October 2021 23: 50
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    Thank you for the article. If only the same detailed about Frommer 29M and 37M