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Model HSC Pistol / HSc barrel oddballs
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:25:51 AM »
A couple of HSc barrels I picked up along the way in Oberndorf.

Post war HSc barrel in 7,65 / .32 acp which had it's heat treatment done, but was not polished or fitted afterwards. Not numbered.

Post war HSc barrel in 9mmK / .380 which has been turned into a cutaway barrel. Not numbered.

Post war HSc barrel in 7,65 / .32 acp which has never been finished due to tolerance issues. The'A' is for 'Ausschuss' or 'Reject'.

Parkerized HSc barrel in 7,65 / .32 acp with end number 096 with a seriously bulged barrel. Finish suggests it came from a French assembled HSc.

General Discussion / 2020
« on: January 01, 2020, 10:22:12 AM »
Have a good and happy 2020 everyone!

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: Handbuilt C96 clone cutaway
« on: December 30, 2019, 09:23:52 AM »
Glamour shot :)

Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc Production Chart
« on: December 25, 2019, 05:30:43 AM »
I have registered an 01.32xxx with a 1972 proof year. So I would put it at 1972.

Only those for the European market got a proof year, it makes dating US imports a bit more difficult.

The early .32s can be dated more exactly, as the production register for those is available.

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Look what I found. The Mauser 1911...
« on: December 19, 2019, 06:17:25 PM »
Had some fun with bolt on accessories.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Mauser HSc V10 - experimental
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:19:12 AM »
Production variations of the spring:

1. First model flat leaf spring
2. Transition from flat leaf spring to wire spring, leaf spring cutout still present.
3. Wire spring version, no leaf spring cutout.

Model HSC Pistol / Mauser HSc V10 - experimental
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:17:01 AM »
Mauser HSc V10 had another trick up it's sleeve that I just recently noticed.

 The 1968+ version of the Mauser Hsc has a disconnector system that deviates from the wartime version. In the wartime version, the disconnector was worked with a vertical latch which require an inlet in the lefthand grip panel. When the HSc was redesigned for production in 1968, the design was slightly altered and a flat leaf spring was pinned into a cut recess within the frame, doing away with the need to mill an inlet in the grip panel.

 This little slightly bent new leaf spring did give problems and it is not uncommon to see them in such a deformed state, that the disconnector is no longer touched or worked by the leaf spring.

 Under the management of Prof. Dr. Rolf Gminder it was decided to alter the design and to introduce a new type of wire spring, which worked satisfactory.

 In production you can see the modifications when the left hand grip panel is removed.

 The first version will have a small cutout in which the flat leaf spring is inserted and then pinned into place with two punch strikes to the left and right of the cutout.

 The second version will have the leaf spring cutout, but the leaf spring is no longer installed, which also does away with the need to pin it in place, so no punch marks to the left and right of the cutout. The new wire spring is held in place with a small punch strike at the rear of the magazine well.

 The third version follows the wire spring placement of version two, but the Original leaf spring cutout is eliminated.

 Which brings us to pistol V10. In this pistol, the original leaf spring has been removed, the punch marks with which it was secured are still visible. A wire spring has been installed, but differs from the ultimate production placement in shape, size and method of fixing it to the frame. There is no doubt that pistol V10 (in 9mmK / .380ACP) was subjected to many shooting tests, as the frame in front of the trigger, where the barrel lock plunger is located, has started to deform extensively.

 It can be concluded that the main purpose of V10 was to test the altered disconnector spring set-up, which did go into production in a slightly simplified form.

 The spring construction and deformation highlighted on V10:

WTP / Re: Post WW II, French WTP
« on: September 29, 2019, 03:15:49 PM »
Took some better pictures of mine.

Model HSC Pistol / Mauser HSc cutaway
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:19:28 PM »
Mauser HSc cutaway made to order by Prof. Dr. Gminder for his private collection.

Made from new, unproofed and unnumbered HSc parts by the Mauser school.

Interesting order number 666.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Alex Seidel
« on: September 22, 2019, 03:19:40 PM »
Side by side.

Model HSC Pistol / Alex Seidel
« on: September 22, 2019, 03:17:52 PM »
The grave of the father of the HSc and co-founder of Heckler & Koch, Alex Seidel.

Other designs from his hand are the HK4 and P7 pistols.

Although he did not get along with co-founder Theodor Koch, they are buried next to each other at the upper cemetery in Oberndorf am Neckar.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Helmut Eppe HSc
« on: September 22, 2019, 03:08:00 PM »
The graves of Mr. Helmut Eppe and the master engraver Mr. Dieter GŁnther. They are buried close to each other at the upper Oberndorf cemetery.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Non-Serialized Mauser HSc Pistols
« on: September 12, 2019, 01:21:47 PM »
They mostly were. But were thrown away by Mauser in later years.

M2 Modern Pistol / M2 photo
« on: September 09, 2019, 08:18:40 AM »
Some tests with a new camera setup.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Non-Serialized Mauser HSc Pistols
« on: September 08, 2019, 04:32:20 PM »
I think its mainly caused by the fact that Mauser had evacuated and stored its museum collection off site. This collection was largely looted by French forces.

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