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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Stamped 1941 Holster for Mauser HSc
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:51:50 PM »
If we are nitpicking, it's actually Kern Kläger & Cie.

The umlaut above the a is important as it alters the pronounciation of the letter. In a digital form ä can also be written as ae. Simlar to Goering and Göring, for example.

ä has more of an e sound, while a has more of an ah sound.

Model 1914 Pistol / Re: Mauser Pocket Pistols 1910 to 1946 by Roy Pender
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:00:13 PM »
What could go wrong? Pay with Paypal and click on 'Buy it now'. Its not rocket science and Italy is not exacly located in another galaxy.

It is made by GSG and there is also a Sig Sauer branded version. Sig Sauer owns the Mauser brand name so that makes sense.

It seems that they recently set up a new marketing line of Mauser branded SGS guns, including a StG44 and an AK47 alongside this 1911.

HV = High Velocity. CCI Stingers should work well.

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 / Re: Hsc sear variation...early and later
« on: August 07, 2018, 06:39:07 AM »
Hi. That modification was the result of a patent issue with Walther.

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.

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Appraisal Help
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:04:41 AM »
Provided the pistol is legit, I'd say about half of the original appraisal.

Not all of the Kriegsmarine pistols have location markings / numbers, so the fact that this one only has the KM-property marking doesn't mean it was transferred to somewhere outside the navy.

Lots of these went through the UK, as they were responsible for disarming and demilling German navy vessels after WW2.

I think the mix up is the result of the way the fiscal years are managed. In Germany the fiscal year starts in the last quarter of the previous year.

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