In Barrel

At the end of the recoil stroke, after the empty cartridge case has hit the ejector and been hurled out of the pistol, the magazine spring forces a cartridge up into line. The recoil spring, now fully compressed, reasserts itself and drives the slide forward to chamber the top cartridge from the magazine. When the trigger is released momentarily, its spring moves it forward and also thrusts the interceptor block up into its cut in the underside of the slide. At this point, the trigger catch is again close to the sear lever and another pull on the trigger will fire the next shot.

Mauser Rifles and Pistols Safety Design

The safety is of unusual design. It has a spring operated arm pivoted to the receiver. When the thumbpicce at the forward end of this arm is pulled down, the rear end of the safety bar rises into contact with the rear end of the sear, making it impossible for the sear to release the striker under any condition. Furthermore, a tip on the end of the safety is thrust up to double lock the striker. Both the sear and the striker are thus solidly locked. When the spring operated button below the thumb lever is pressed, the double action sear spring and the flat safety spring function to thrust the rear of the safety lever or bar down out of engagement and thereby pivot the front thumbpiece up ready to be applied again when necessary.

Mauser Pistol

Sflaufetr-^ifiofe 7,65 mm (gekannt unb ^cjttíjeví)

MAUSER POCKET AUTOMATIC PISTOL CAL. 32 (ALSO MADE IN CAL. 25 AUTO) LEFT SIDE VIEW WITH CHAMBER LOADED BUT SAFETY

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