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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Post war HSc
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:46:52 PM »
This one is on its way too.

Reimported .380 Interarms version with FBM proofs only.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Post war HSc
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:44:47 PM »
Yes, the .380 will eventually beat the gun to death. I observed deformations around the barrel retainer area at the front of the trigger guard.

.32 functions just fine.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: M1930
« on: January 17, 2019, 11:26:51 AM »
Its an M30 stock, but the Mauser banner is very faint. The stock iron has been replaced at some time.

The serial number  is not far from known Dutch East Indies variations, so it may have been a KNIL example.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / M1930
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:46:12 PM »
Took some shots of the M1930.

It has been in the display case for a couple of years now, time to let it see some light.

Model 1914 Pistol / Re: 1914 Police Issued
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:43:51 PM »
Nice old police pistol! I like them a lot, as you get some provenance with the markings.

Fixed the double post for you.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: chinese marks
« on: January 06, 2019, 07:12:07 PM »
Its Chinese for 'made in Germany'

EU deactivated?

General Discussion / Happy 2019!
« on: December 31, 2018, 01:04:16 PM »

Model HSC Pistol / Nice find
« on: December 20, 2018, 02:24:50 PM »
While re-reading a 2004 edition of 'Die Mauser HSP' by Friedrich Moll, I discovered that my Renato Gamba HSc 80 cutaway was actually shown in this book.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: Replica mauser Carabine
« on: December 12, 2018, 05:18:53 PM »
Hi Fred,

If you live in Holland, I hope you are a registered gun smith (erkenninghouder'). If not, the purchase and modification of this gun is very likely to be illegal there. Changing the caliber and modifying a blank gun into a live firing gun is prohibited there, unless you are a registered gun smith.

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Italian Mauser-HSC .380
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:22:35 AM »
These were the result of an agreement between Mauser and Rebato Gamba. Mauser got the right to produce Gamba's Trident .38sp revolver and Gamba got the right to make the HSc. A high capacity version was made when Gamba obtained a police contract.

This agreement was drawn up around 1980. Mauser revolvers have 1980 and 81 proof dates.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: The French HSc The one no one talks about
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:10:01 PM »
Thanks, the box is numbered to the pistol, which is a nice bonus.

Model HSC Pistol / Interesting HSc users: The CIA.
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:32:07 AM »

Recently I was pointed towards a website with declassified CIA reports.

This yielded some interesting documents.

One document is a briefing and equiping document for a team that were sent into Yugoslavia via Greece in 1954.
The document lists the issued equipment for each members, and interestingly enough, mentions 3 Mauser pistols with their serial numbers. The numbers clearly show that these were Mauser HSc pistols.

Pistol number 907990 with holster, 21 rounds of ammo and 3 magazines.
Pistol number 821659 with holster, 21 rounds of ammo and 3 magazines.
Pistol number 904528 with holster, 21 rounds of ammo and 3 magazines.

Apart from those, they were equipped with Mauser K98 rifles and a 9mm 'Schmeisser' MP, number 6559.

Would be interesting to know if the 3 pistols still exist :)

Model HSC Pistol / Re: The French HSc The one no one talks about
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:26:21 AM »

The French HSc pistols are an interesting bunch, the late war versions as well.

There was a time of uncertainty between april and may 1945 and it shows in the products. Final military accepted HSc's show sloppy workmanship and hastily applied acceptance stamps, sometimes upside down.

Then there is the small group of HSc pistols that left the factory unproofed, before the French administration brought things back into control.

The French HSc's can be found with and without the lanyard loop.

Pictures is a French HSc with lanyard loop and the 1970s Interarms sales box.

WTP / Re: Post WW II, French WTP
« on: November 10, 2018, 11:25:43 AM »
I picked up a nice French WTP II today.

Relatively high serial number 1086. Barrel numbered 86. It has a non-original magazine, but is in nice condition overall. A nice gesture from a fellow collector who knew I was looking for one.

M2 Modern Pistol / Re: 1 is good, 2 is better, a pair is best
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:42:09 AM »
Thanks :)

Yes, it does. It was an interesting return to an old idea, executed by a Swiss gun designer. A bit overcomplicated in several areas and 3 safeties is a bit much. But a nice attempt at a compact self defense gun in potent calibers nonetheless.

I remember that I saw 2242 earlier somewhere, most probably in a European gun review magazine. Should have a copy somewhere, but seem to have misplaced it.

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