Schematic from an original Waffenfabrik Mauser glass plate, showing the mechanism of the Mauser Side Latch pistol.
The label reads Model 1909, but the mechanism shown is nearly identical with the Model 1910
Side latch. The long spring for the safety release button is shown, as is the disconnector on the front of the sear lever. However, this drawing shows a latch for the barrel pin which was not used in a production
1910 until the advent of the New Model in 1914.
Image Courtesy Paul Mauser Archive. M. Baudino Collection.