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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Engraved Postwar HSC
« Last post by vlim on Today at 04:48:34 PM »
This one is as factory as it can be.
Model HSC Pistol / Re: Engraved Postwar HSC
« Last post by pardt on Today at 10:38:21 AM »
If it is acid etched rather than engraved is it still possible to be a factory option?
Yugo 48 Rifle / Yugo 98
« Last post by jcorl on July 18, 2019, 12:10:03 PM »
Anyone own a Yugo "Mod 98"?   I went to an auction and got carried away.   Looks like it was refurbished in 1946 at the Zastava Arms Factory.  They did a great job and all the serial numbers match except the bayonet and it's frog.  They sure did a allot of work scrubbing the German insignias and code off this rifle.  I believe it to be 7.92 X 57.  I probably paid top dollar plus some.  I should never go to auctions.  I love the open sight. We will see if it shoots straight. 

Yugo 48 Rifle / Re: M48a Mauser
« Last post by jcorl on July 17, 2019, 02:28:56 PM »
I have one. It shoots good
Model HSC Pistol / Re: Engraved Postwar HSC
« Last post by Warbird on July 15, 2019, 02:40:18 PM »
Wouldn't this embellishment be more correctly identified as "acid etched" rather than "engraved"?
Model HSC Pistol / Re: Engraved Postwar HSC
« Last post by jcorl on July 15, 2019, 11:56:33 AM »
Lovely.   Lovely! 

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Engraved Postwar HSC
« Last post by vlim on July 15, 2019, 09:49:14 AM »
It closely follows a known factory design, so I would identify it as a factory engraved example.
Model HSC Pistol / Engraved Postwar HSC
« Last post by pardt on July 14, 2019, 07:46:00 PM »
Model HSC Pistol / Re: Kriegsmarine Inspection Offices
« Last post by jcorl on July 11, 2019, 03:45:11 PM »
What an interesting piece of information.  And I passed on a Zeiss optic device at my last gunshow with a stamp that I questioned.  Thank you for the good information.

Model HSC Pistol / Kriegsmarine Inspection Offices
« Last post by Warbird on July 09, 2019, 12:15:39 PM »
During World War II, the German Wartime Navy or Kriegsmarine typically stamped an Eagle/M Property Mark on most items that were used in the naval service. In addition, Acceptance Marks were applied to military equipment by inspection offices, known as Marine Abnahme Kommando, located at various manufacturing facilities (similar to those of the Heereswaffenamt).

As background, the Marinewaffenamt (MWa) or Naval Weapons Office had oversight responsibility for purchased military equipment. It consisted of five Departments:
 MWa I – (Berlin) Cannons over 37mm or 1½”
 MWa II – (Magdeburg and Kiel) Ship’s Artillery
 MWa III – (Düsseldorf) Pistols, Flare Pistols, Spare Parts, Ammunition
 MWa IV – (Nuremberg) Optics
 MWa V – (Vienna and Brünn) Precision Engineering, Navigational Instruments

From those Departments, our research has identified the following inspection offices through their Acceptance Marks:
 Eagle/M III/2 – Gerbrüder Thiel Artillary Illumination Shell Timer Fuse
 Eagle/M III/3 – Walther Flare Pistols
 Eagle/M III/8 – Mauser HSc Pistols (December, 1940 to November, 1944)
 Eagle/M IV/1 – Zeiss Binoculars, Telescopes
 Eagle/M IV/5 – Unknown Manufacturer of Wood Box from U-Boat (for Optics Storage?)
 Eagle/M IV/8 – Nederlandse Instrumenten Compagnie (Nedinsco/Zeiss) Rangefinder
 Eagle/M V/2 – Unknown Manufacturer of Pivoting Handle (for Instrument Adjustment?)

From the data, it is obvious that many of the inspection offices have not been identified but the basic structure of the Marinewaffenamt is evident.  A typical HSc Property Mark engraved on the frontstrap of the grip and an Acceptance Mark stamped on the left side of an HSc trigger guard web are shown below.
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