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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.








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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.

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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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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.


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Model HSC Pistol / Re: From the farm...
« on: September 25, 2018, 11:58:30 AM »
Found a suitable case for it.
Someone did his best to make that presentation case, they display well together.



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General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Look what I found. The Mauser 1911...
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:00:58 AM »
The KK80 ammunition was produced (marketed) by IWKA, successor of DWM under the DWM brand name. The ammunition was made in Durlach, near Karlsruhe. This was in the 1960s.

When IWKA was restructured and the ammo branch shut down, a Mauser sales manager decided to take over the production rights and sell the ammunition under the Mauser brand name. The ammunition was made by Winchester as a subcontractor. The sales manager was a former Winchester representative and still had good contacts within the organization. Mauser successfully sold this ammunition on the home market until the 1980s, it sold quite well.

A batch of this KK80 ammo got some waterdamage and was sold off to employees cheaply in order to dispose of it. So it's still found locally on a regular basis.

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General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Look what I found. The Mauser 1911...
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:35:40 AM »
Finally, a Mauser .22lr pistol to go with Mauser KK80 .22lr ammunition.

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General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Look what I found. The Mauser 1911...
« on: September 13, 2018, 09:26:41 AM »
The 1911 arrived today.


Numbered plastic case, manual and toolset with dummy .22 round, chamber flag, 4 front sights, spanner and cleaning rod.


Pistol and magazine have a nice heavy feel to them, mimicks the 1911s weight quite well.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Removing slide on demilitiarized HSc
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:16:28 AM »
If the latch would still function and the barrel/slide could be removed, the pistol would not meet proper deactivation requirements and would be illegal to own.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Removing slide on demilitiarized HSc
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:29:45 AM »
They welded the gun up for a reason.


Messing with a demilled gun like this without proper paperwork is prohibited in your country.


Any attempts to alter the current state of your HSc are illegal.




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Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc reassembly
« on: September 03, 2018, 06:17:04 PM »
Try to pull the hammer slightly down/back while installing the upper. I've handled some .380s with a notoriosly strong spring pressure on the hammer, which interfered with normal disassembly and reassembly.

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Model 1914 Pistol / Re: Interesting 1918 advertisement
« on: August 31, 2018, 11:24:20 AM »
The ad is actually a post card.


The other side reveals it was sent on the 28th of December, 1918 to the company Waffenfabrik Bürgemüller & Sohne in Kreiensee. That company still exists and produces CNC machines.

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Model 1914 Pistol / Re: Interesting 1918 advertisement
« on: August 29, 2018, 10:01:03 AM »
I think Kappes & Bauer cleverly decided to play on the feeling of unrest that was sweeping across Berlin.

There were uprisings and fights between communist and conservative factions, several attempts at revolutions and a number of reckonings between them.

Berlin was a nasty place to be between October, 1918 and 1919, and I think the local gun dealers sold well.

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




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General Discussion / Re: A quick hello
« on: August 28, 2018, 02:57:35 PM »
Good to see you here!

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