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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.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Post war HSc
« on: March 01, 2019, 04:21:09 PM »
It's here. Like new, test fired by Mr. Huß ca. 1977.

M2 Modern Pistol / Re: 1 is good, 2 is better, a pair is best
« on: February 24, 2019, 09:59:49 AM »
It finally arrived and the pair is reunited after 19 years apart.

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Mauser Flare Gun
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:49:09 AM »
Just spent a few interesting, and painful, hours on the flare gun.

Someone succeeded in screwing up the trigger mechanism. Took a while and a lot of painful fingers to figure out what went wrong: the trigger guard needs to be compressed (front to back) in order to pull it out, this will take the trigger spring with it. Somehow the trigger guard got partially depressed and the trigger spring escaped somewhere into the mechanism.

Bit of a puzzle to work out how to dismantle the thing and how to get it back together. It's a bit of a wrestling match but I got it back to work in the end. Very tough main (hammer) spring, not very nice on a set of rheumatic fingers…

You have to install the trigger, trigger spring and trigger guard in one go, but the trigger guard also needs to catch behind 3 pins. In the end I installed the trigger first, then partially installed the trigger guard, placed the spring between the guard and the trigger with a pair of tweezers and then clicked the whole batch in place. Spring doesn't cooperate and tends to escape at the worst possible moments. I ran out of my years supply of curses in one hour  ::)

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Mauser Flare Gun
« on: February 21, 2019, 04:46:39 AM »
Mauser briefly owned Heym in the late 1960s. They sold it back to the family in the early 70s.

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 / Re: Officers pistol or Bolo discussion
« on: February 04, 2019, 02:04:29 PM »
The problem is that Mauser  never used these designation.

Not even C96.....

The pistol was internally called the 'army pistol'.

Many designations were invented by collectors and authors with the urge to overclassify them.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: Officers pistol or Bolo discussion
« on: January 31, 2019, 03:51:32 PM »
I think that that scenario is very plausible.

Remember that Chinese slang for a gun is Mauser.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: Officers pistol or Bolo discussion
« on: January 30, 2019, 11:35:54 AM »
The phrase 'officers pistol' was initially referring to the 6-shot C96.

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?

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