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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Slide Lock problem
« Last post by 67raregt on Today at 09:40:05 PM »
Years ago I had the same problem with a aftermarket mag with a plastic follower. The slide would stay open after the last shot but when I tried to remove the mag it was very hard. When I was able to pull it out the slide would close. The factory mag has never done this once. After comparing it with the factory mag and taking different measurements I found up to a .030 difference in some measurements. I also found using a dial indicator that the body was a bit of a parallelogram by about .008 .

Are you using the factory magazine?
C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Detachable mag C96s?
« Last post by 69daytona on Today at 03:18:13 PM »
was sorting an uncles gun collection to get them ready for sale due to Alzheimer's and found a few detachable mag C96s.
I have a m30 in my collection but have never seen a C96s with a detachable mag.
Anyone know what I'm looking at and what I should look at on these guns?
Model HSC Pistol / Re: About enlightened serial numbers...
« Last post by Fausto on Today at 01:12:06 PM »
Thank you so much Jim...
Model HSC Pistol / Re: Slide Lock problem
« Last post by Warbird on Today at 01:08:54 PM »
Model HSC Pistol / Re: About enlightened serial numbers...
« Last post by jcorl on Today at 12:59:33 PM »
Hi Fausto,

I am no expert, but my guess is "no".  The factory did not spend the time to embellish the serial numbers to my knowledge. Or proof stamps. Collectors in the years have done that.  I have a nice Navy that I want to clean out the yellow goo and see what is under it.  I am thinking a toothpick will do the trick.  Enjoy your example and we will see what others say about your question. 

Model HSC Pistol / About enlightened serial numbers...
« Last post by Fausto on Today at 12:39:52 PM »
Hello to you all...
Just a silly question... Did any WWII Mauser HSc leave the factory with white painted serial numbers? I noticed many HSc with yellowish, very old and scratched paint inside serial number, but this could be just an old embellishment made by a collector...
As far as I have observed, just Nagant revolvers refurbished after WWII and some Czech flare pistols have original white paint inside serial numbers...
Thank you so much !
Model HSC Pistol / Slide Lock problem
« Last post by c0bra on Today at 10:35:01 AM »
Hi everybody! I am a lucky owner of a Mauser HSC that I was able to identify as a 1943 army pistol (Serial 819XXX).
First of all I would like to thanks everybody in this forum because of the passion and the effort that you all put to help others and do research.
Now my question. My Mauser HSC has an unusual behaviour: when I have no more cartridges in the magazine the slide stays open (as expected).As I extract the magazine, the slide close instantly. If I try to reopen it sometimes stays open and sometimes not.Does anyone have experience with the same problem?I dismounted the gun and tried to trace back the issue.Is it normal that when the magazine is inserted and there are no cartridges the slide lock by hitting the back of the magazine?I guess the problem is related to the ejector (Magazine Safety): if I gently touch it without pushing to any side the slide close (magazine removed).I am not able to understand if the problem is caused by a worn ejector, a damaged slide and  how to proceed to fix the gun.
Thanks to everybody that will try to help me.Francesco.
Model HSC Pistol / Re: The French HSc The one no one talks about
« Last post by Warbird on November 13, 2018, 07:06:47 PM »
You forgot two other types of HSc Magazines.  From our book, "The Mauser HSc Pistol":

"There were three major magazine types used throughout production:  the earliest ones (1940 to 1942) had a machined follower and flat bottom or floorplate stamped with the Mauser banner (trademark) on it; the banner was subsequently discontinued leaving just a plain, flat floorplate; and the final type (1943 to 1945) had a machined or stamped follower and blank sheet metal floorplate that was indented near the front."

And finally: "Finger extension magazines were offered as an option for the HSc.  These used the standard magazine housings fitted with a special 2-piece blued sheet metal floorplate assembly that extended the pistol grip length."
Model HSC Pistol / Re: The French HSc The one no one talks about
« Last post by 67raregt on November 12, 2018, 07:03:41 PM »
This one is just about in the middle of their production run.(in the 96xxxx) Just about every piece of this HSc was phosphated and the finish has held up well. I have had it for 38 years. Very nice shooter!

Here are the two mags side by side.

Here is a picture of three mags. The one on the far right is a Mauser stamped war mag, the one in the middle is a French
made mag with the half moon rib.  The third on the left well that's one of those aftermarket mags that only hold 7.

I can rework the aftermarket mag to hold 8.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: The French HSc The one no one talks about
« Last post by jcorl on November 12, 2018, 05:40:31 PM »

The box is numbered to the pistol.  That is really special.   Congratulations. 

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