This weapon was introduced in 1939 by Mauser as an improved form of the earlier Model I. It can be distinguished at once from the earlier Model by the fact that its grip is much more sharply curved, extending back over the top of the hand, and by the position of its thumb safety. The thumb safety on this model operates below the left hand stock, the thumbpiece protruding directly to the rear of the trigger. When forced down it leaves the pistol ready to fire. The general mechanism is the same as the earlier W.T.P.I. The slide in this new model bears the stamp "W.T.P.—6.35—D.R.G." (The earlier Model I bears on the slide "T.—6.35").
Because of the shift in the safety position, the new model has higher stocks which reach to just below the slide and are fastened with screws.
The dimensions of the Model II are as follows: Overall length 4.06 inches, barrel length 2.02 inches, maximum height 2.75 inches, weight 9.5 ounces. The magazine capacity is 6 cartridges, the same as in the earlier model.
This arm was designed specifically to fit better in the shooting hand than did the earlier type and to weigh about 2-ounces less. In workmanship, material and finish this is an excellent weapon,
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