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Model 1910 Pistol / DWM ammo box
« on: June 02, 2019, 03:58:22 PM »
Found this nice old DWM .25 auto box. It specifically refers to the Mauser automatic pistol, should be ca. 1911.

Model 1934 Pistol / Cobbled up a little pistol stand.
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:10:23 AM »
From a piece of scrap oak I had left.

Fits 1914 / 34 and HSc.

Model HSC Pistol / Silver inlay HSc
« on: May 13, 2019, 01:36:38 PM »
This one surfaced recenty and is awaiting import papers.
Comes with an extra  9mmK barrel.

Belonged to a former Mauser  foreman.

Model 80SA / 90DA Pistol / Serial ranges, current status
« on: March 28, 2019, 09:03:30 AM »
I have been observing and regestering DA serial numbers for a few years now. The number of samples is now large enough to draw some early conclusions.

The observed numbers run from 90002000 to 90015000 and from 90020000 to 90026000.

It seems that 90015000 to 90019999 are missing. None observed in this range yet.

This suggests that no more than
19000 were made.

It would be interesting to see serial numbers:
Below 90002000.
Between 90015000 and 9002000.
Above 90026000.

The Compact DA is rare, it does not exceed 2000 at this time. Those observed fall between 91001000 and 91002200.

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Mauser Flare Gun
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:46:09 PM »
Here is one you don't see every day.

Another 1960s Mauser / Heym project...

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.

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.

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 :)

M2 Modern Pistol / 1 is good, 2 is better, a pair is best
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:33:38 AM »
Followed an auction and saw a Mauser M2 with a number that looked familiar.

I already have .45 ACP version 2243 and today they were auctioning off 2242.

So now the guns will continue their lives as a matched pair.

Model 1914 Pistol / Interesting 1918 advertisement
« on: August 28, 2018, 05:04:07 PM »
Business as usual in Berlin in december, 1918.

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Look what I found. The Mauser 1911...
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:06:07 PM »
I have been pushing for a Mauser 1911 for some years.
Looks like someone listened.

A new Mauser 1911 in .22lr HV has appeared.
Bought one and will report when I know more.

Seller's data

.22 lr HV
218 mm
140 mm
36,5 mm
975 g
127 mm
406 mm
Anzahl Züge
136 mm
1.900 - 2.500 g / 19 - 25 N

Model HSC Pistol / HSc manual printing plates
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:12:23 AM »
This set came from a recent auction.

Some collector decided to mount a set of original printing plates / dies for the post war Mauser HSc manual to a reproduction of a 1940 HSc advertising poster.

I added a mirror image of the display for clarity.

Model HSC Pistol / From the farm...
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:29:23 AM »
Well, sort of.

This HSc, serial 951740, came from the Oberndorf region where it has been used by a local butcher to put down steer calves.
He needed to invest in an expensive gun safe in order to retain his license, so he chose to sell the pistol.

Unfortunately it has been given a slight overhaul in recent years, but the pistol is in good condition. It came with a set of post-war HSc grips, the original right grip was still with the gun. I installed a set of grips from a HSc that is only 1500 numbers away from this one, just for the time being until I find a replacement left grip.

Thie pistol is interesting as it remained in private hands in Oberndorf and it made it out of the factory without being proofed or accepted by either the French or German armed forces. Keeping guns in private hands after the German surrender was a capital offense, so people took great risks to keep and hide their hand guns. On the other hand, looking at how many guns still surface, it's safe to assume that the disarming of the general public was not carried out that thoroughly…

I suspect that this pistol had a phosphate finish originally. The hammer is not reblued and still retains that dull grey phosphate appearance.

The pistol came with the shown holster.

Model HSC Pistol / Interarms HSc R&D pistol
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »
This just arrived.

Interarms HSc with serial number V10.
This pistol was part of the inventory  of the Mauser R&D department.

Like V3, this pistol chambered in 9mmK had a rediculously strong recoil spring. That makes simple fieldstripping quite a challenge.

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