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Small Arms of WWI Primer 010: German Mauser 1914 Pistol

Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

Mauser Model 1914 “Pocket Pistol”
Cartridge: .32 ACP
Capacity: 8 rnds
Length: 6.1”
weight: 1.3 lbs

This handgun was mostly a product of Josef Nickl and would begin the concept of a “pistol family” in the commercial market. Sadly it never realized its dream of 9mm glory, but still enjoys a major place in firearms history.

Additional reading:
Mauser Pistolen: Development and Production, 1877-1946

Central Powers Pistols the Great War Pistols of Germany Austria-hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria
by Jan Still

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Music provided by Melissa Hyman of The Moon and You

Safe range space thanks to Shoot Logic

In collaboration with The Great War

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

Archival work by Georgy

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Goofed adding the ammo data overlay in the video. Here it is!

.25 ACP
Diameter: .251″
Weight: 50 g
Velocity: 760 fps

.32 ACP
Diameter: .311″
Weight: 71 g
Velocity: 905 fps

9mm Parabellum
Diameter: .355″
Weight: 123.5 g
Velocity: 1080 fps

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