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High Polish HSc E/135
« on: July 28, 2013, 03:34:13 PM »
I was presented with HSc serial number 744814 with E/135 yesterday at the Kansas City Gunshow.  It certainly looked like it was high polished, high gloss factory finish.  Was this number suppose to have early war, high polish finish? 
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Re: High Polish HSc E/135
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 05:22:16 PM »
Yes, this is an early wartime E/135, high polish finish is correct.

Serial 701346 to 787445 is high polish blue included the E/135

Source: "The Mauser HSc pistol" by Alan D. Burnham

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Re: High Polish HSc E/135
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 06:04:50 PM »
Thank you.   So that is not the special 4,000 I have heard of. 
 
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Re: High Polish HSc E/135
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 10:51:19 PM »
Hi Jim:  Curious what was "special" about the 4,000 you heard of?

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Re: High Polish HSc E/135
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 03:48:14 AM »
I think the number came from this site: http://www.tague.at/pistolen/en_index.htm



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Re: High Polish HSc E/135
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 05:24:45 AM »
Interesting estimate there.  From my production chart and research, you can see that the number presented for this variation is 20,631 ... so there is quite a difference of opinion.  I would like to know how he arrived at only 4,000 pieces in that time frame with no mention of anything "special" about them.

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Re: High Polish HSc E/135
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 09:12:21 AM »
At the gun show there was a dealer that referenced a book with the number 4,000 being a "special" production run of ultra high polished E/135s.  I was not familiar with any of that discussion about this "special" 4,000 run, so that is the reason for my inquiry.  I thought I had learned something new from an old salt, but it turns out I may have been listening to someone not very skilled in the HSc field.  I had another "old salt" dealer tell me my 1935 Kaovaka from Eloelo, Panay was not correct.  It just so happened a man from the island of Panay was standing there(small world) and set him straight in a 10 min. lesson of detail by detail.  I learn something new every day.  I did learn there was a private gun collection of HScs that would be going on the market soon.  The collection has a LGS in it. I made an offer, sight unseen.  Hope I don't regret that leap of faith.   
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