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Model 1934 Pistol / Re: Cobbled up a little pistol stand.
« on: August 18, 2019, 11:27:44 AM »
Very nice. I did the same thing one rainy day. Had seen how Legacy Collectables uses them to display their items. Seen them for sale online for a fair price. But I like to make things. The hardest part for me was getting the proper angles and thickness on that vertical piece. Glad I had lots of scrap to work with. LOL. Like your Mauser.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Late Phosphate HSc
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:51:51 PM »
Now that's getting really close to the end. I enjoy the history of these end of German production guns. If you could post a picture of that HSc that would be great.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Late Phosphate HSc
« on: August 12, 2019, 01:40:35 PM »
Thanks for your helpful information on this HSc Warbird. The reason I believe the grips are reproductions is because of what you have supplied on page 36 of your book.
As you can see from my pics these seem to be post-war repos. They seem to have some age to them but no logo of the Franzite Sports Company of Chicago. There is an X on the backside of the left grip panel. I have an identical pair of new ones with the same X I picked up to use when firing any of my HSc pistols. Protect those original wood grips at all cost. Do you have any info as to the last serial number produced in March of 1945? Would have loved to be the fly on the wall at the Mauser plant from April 1st to April 19th, 1945. Must have been very chaotic. So, this gun is German assembled. Do you believe it ever made it out the door of the plant? Or was it stock inventory awaiting shipment? Has this serial number ever turned up in your database? So many questions. Again, thanks for all you do for this forum. History should never be forgotten.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Late Phosphate HSc
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:27:36 PM »
Nothing on the left side. Eagle over N on the right. Here are some more pics. Limited to four per post. Sorry my pics are not better. Limited skills.

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Model HSC Pistol / Late Phosphate HSc
« on: August 11, 2019, 04:03:54 PM »
Thought I'd post some pics of a late phosphate HSc I picked up on GunBroker a few months ago. I had never seen one for sale that I could afford so I took the chance hoping all was well and the grips were original. The grips were not. The rest of the gun seems fine. Not the nicest finish on the outside but good under the slide. Matching barrel with mint bore. No partial number on slide. Proper test fire proofs on the front of slide as well as on the right side of trigger guard. No acceptance mark on the left side of trigger guard. With the very late serial number of 951246 I'm thinking this HSc was assembled after the French occupation of the Mauser plant using surplus parts. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Also was wondering if this number is in the data base.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc magazine question
« on: May 28, 2019, 08:20:18 PM »
 Warbird, I see what you mean about the PP mag. Pulled one out and did a comparison. HSc mag does not fit in the PP. Someone had something in mind. And Jim, it's been awhile since I have found a good deal on something HSc related at a gun show. Nice clean floorplate and follower. Thanks for the optimism.

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Model HSC Pistol / HSc magazine question
« on: May 27, 2019, 04:22:05 PM »
Went to a gun show this weekend looking for a pair of original plastic grips (you never know). All I found of any interest was this plain floorplate wartime magazine. Notice the cutout on the housing. Under magnification it shows to have been drilled and hand filed to produce the flat top. Does anybody have any ideas as to why this was done. It doesn't effect function but made it a parts magazine as far as collecting. Paid $30 for it.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: WWII gripplates?
« on: April 07, 2019, 01:05:53 PM »
I just acquired a very late war phosphate HSc with reproduction plastic grips. I'm looking for an original set. You wouldn't what to part with those would you?

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Model 1910 Pistol / Re: #1 on 1910/14
« on: March 12, 2018, 07:13:04 PM »
Thanks for your insight 1914mauser. I had never seen a number or mark on a Mauser in this location except on the HSc. The Germans sure liked stamps and numbers. But the quality of their work amazes me. True craftsman.

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Model 1910 Pistol / #1 on 1910/14
« on: March 11, 2018, 01:06:34 PM »
I picked up a common 1910/1914 6.35mm the other day just because it had not been messed with and it looked pretty clean. All matching numbers, nice grip, good bore, functioned well. When I was stripping it down for a good cleaning I noticed on the left side, on the back of the trigger guard there was a #1 that I had not seen. I never looked for a number here before on these guns. Dug out my Roy Pender book, looked around online. Nothing. Unit marking? Any ideas?

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc slide function question
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:52:12 PM »
Thanks for all the information and help Warbird.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc slide function question
« on: February 18, 2018, 01:47:31 PM »
Warbird, I took your advise and did a detailed cleaning with Ballistol. I drifted the pin that holds the magazine safety in place just enough to remove it as well as the small spring. Cleaned out the hole where the spring sits, checked the magazine safety (did not look worn) and put everything back together. Like magic, the original magazine with its machined follower works every time. Can not thank you enough. I'll know where to start next time this happens.
 
Since we are on the topic of function can you tell me this. When you pull slightly back on the hammer and it stops in that gap in the sear before full cock ( see pic #4). What is this function? Should the gun be carried in this mode. Does it make the gun safer if it is dropped and the safety is not engaged? Just wondering.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Mauser HSC American Eagle Safety
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:31:59 PM »
Diceman, Warbird is correct. Your HSc's slide should stay open when the magazine is removed and only close when the magazine is reinstalled. I'm having the same problem with a war era HSc. I would try another magazine. But that's another issue. I'll try to explain how your safety is working. When your slide is closed and the hammer is cocked and your safety is on your hammer will drop or de-cock when you pull the trigger. To help you understand this better remove you slide. Turn it upside down. Look at the rear of the slide and you will see the back of your firing pin. Now rotate your safety from safe to fire a few times noting that when you move it to the safe position it moves your firing pin up and away from where the hammer will strike. So, with your slide back on the gun. Cock the gun and put the safety on. You have now swung the firing pin internally out of position and away from the hammer. Now pull the trigger and the hammer will fall (or de-cock) not striking the firing pin. I like to hold my thumb on the hammer when I pull the trigger to allow it to fall more slowly. Now with the safety still on try to cock the hammer. It will not. Not by hand or by pulling the trigger. And remember because your safety is on the firing pin is up and out of position of the hammer. About as safe as you are going to get if a live round were in the chamber. Next time you are at the range with a live round in the chamber, hammer cocked, safety on, point down range and pull the trigger. Your gun will simply "de-cock" and not fire. Now, take the safety off and either cock the hammer by hand or fire the pistol by pulling the trigger. I hate de-cockers. If you don't handle the firearm an a regular basis they can scare the hell out of the average shooter. Well, long winded and I hope I have described this correctly.

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Model HSC Pistol / HSc slide function question
« on: February 17, 2018, 05:27:13 PM »
I have a peak wartime HSc that the slide will not hold open when I remove the empty magazine. I have tried other magazines that work perfectly in other HSc's but no luck, with the exception of one late war magazine I have with a stamped follower. It works flawlessly, and the slide stays open every time. I would use it except this era pistol is supposed to have a machined follower and I want the gun correct. I have seen the slide dropping problem on a few HSc's. I have tried swapping followers, springs, housings, the works. I'm stumped on this one. Does anyone know what the problem is? And what's the cure? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Model 1910 Pistol / Re: What model 1910 do I have?
« on: October 31, 2017, 07:34:32 PM »
Thank you all for your input on this pistol. I took it over to a friends today and compared my grip to two of his late model 7.65mm plastic grip models that he knows are not reproductions. Has the exact same shine and look. Mine has a very small chip on the left side up by the safety and another about midway down on the front strap left side. It seems to have honest age and wear so in my opinion I'm thinking it is an original grip. I will be taking you advice 1914mauser and will find a correct fitting original wood grip. Think I'll keep the plastic one. One can never have too many spare Mauser parts.

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