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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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Model 1910 Pistol / Re: What model 1910 do I have?
« on: October 30, 2017, 08:23:07 PM »
Thanks for the information 1914mauser. I thought the serial# was too early for that grip. I paid the average 1910 price for pistol in this condition. My original intent was to find a nice wooden grip as mentioned in my Mauser Pocket Pistol book and sell the plastic grip. If it is not a reproduction it should have some value. You mention it having a straight plastic grip at one time. Would that be correct? I want to have the pistol in its correct configuration. I don't have time tonight to get a picture of the grip but I will try to post one maybe tomorrow to get your opinion as to whether it is original or not if you don't mind. If you know anyone with a nice correct grip I sure would be interested. And you are not the bearer of bad news. You are helping get this pistol back to the way it should be. Thanks

Model 1910 Pistol / What model 1910 do I have?
« on: October 29, 2017, 05:20:51 PM »
I recently picked up a 1910 6.35mm, serial number 399,601. It has a curved black plastic grip. The serial numbers all match but are hidden on the back of the sideplate (not showing above the trigger), and on the left side of the frame under the grip (not on the rear of the frame). The magazine is blued and has 9 holes on the left side with a round front floor plate and Mauser stamped. In a post on page 2 of 1910 Mauser posts, Dec. 30,2013, vlim talks about his 1910/34 and the reuniting of the magazine. Our guns are only 161 apart and look identical. When I research my gun in my Roy Pender book, my serial number falls in the range of a late post war commercial model. According to the book it should have a straight checkered wood grip. Has someone replaced the grip on mine with a  plastic one to make it look like a 1910/34? Pender states that curved grips started around serial#403361 on 6.35mm. Seeing vlim's post has me confused. Two of the same configurations so close together but not in the correct serial# range to be 1910/34. What's up? Is mine a 1910 or 1910/34? Any help would be appreciated.

Mauser P38 Pistol / Re: Russian dipped P38's
« on: January 19, 2017, 07:32:38 PM »
Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I have wondered for some time how to determine this. Have read all I could find online but never really got what I was looking for. Your information has been very helpful. Really appreciate it.

Mauser P38 Pistol / Russian dipped P38's
« on: January 18, 2017, 07:39:20 PM »
How do you know if a P38 has been Russian dipped? I have read that some were stamped with an X and some were not. Also was wondering about the cut grips. Is there a noticeable cut line? Any information would be appreciated.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc barrel question
« on: November 24, 2016, 04:25:23 PM »
Like I stated in my 1st post this is an early wartime HSc, eagle/135. It is in the serial number range of 765K. Maybe at some point someone changed the original barrel with a new surplus one that was not serialized. The barrel is in mint condition showing almost no ramp wear. But the pistol is also in very nice condition, being a high polish with just normal holster wear. Thanks for your interest.

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