Mauser WTP .25 ACP pistol

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Overview

 The Mauser WTP is a vest ‘pocket pistol’ in .25 ACP (6.35mm) and WTP is from the German name “Westen Taschen Pistole” (vest pocket pistol).

Mauser first launched this in 1921 to cater for the demand for small concealable firearms for personal protection. It was in production until 1938 when the Model 2 came out with improvements, a relocated safety, a ‘signal pin’ to indicate by feel in the pocket that the striker was in the firing position and separate larger grips.

The Model 2 was in production only until 1940 when production of civilian firearms ceased to allow for military contracts.

Despite being very small, these pistols fit comfortably in the hand, even for shooters with large hands and they are accurate at the close ranges that they were intended for.

 Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for civilian European usage from 1938 onwards.

Foxtrot example shown is a Mauser WTP Model 2 pistol in .25 ACP, fitted with black chequered bakelite grips and it is in a blued finish.