Originally Posted by keitho
can any one tell me about the value and history of these pistols
I can't tell you much about value but history....
The design has been around since 1896
They are usually chambered in 9mm Luger or .30 cal Luger(more common)
To show the difference in the calibers the 9mm versions have a 9 cut into the wood grips and painted red, hince one of its nicnames were the "Red Nine"
Removable stock/holsters are available
Used in WW1 by German and Austrian private purchases
Some models had a removable magazine and/or selective fire capabilities
There are carbine variants out there but not as common
Produced by Waffenfabrik Mauser but there are alot of Chinese copies out there
I took a look at your pistol, its in GREAT shape! Is it all original?