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Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« on: April 24, 2013, 11:25:34 PM »
I was on the hunt for a late war WaA135 HSc and came across this one.  It's serial number 948402, all matching (barrel and slide).  It had wood grips on it, but they were chipped, as many HSc grips are, so I put on a set of wartime "ejo" grips I purchased from another forum member on the P.38 forum.  The WaA135 looks hastily stamped, at an angle and deep on the left and light on the right.  The HSc and grips need to be carefully cleaned, but otherwise it is what I hoped to get.  I'm not sure about the holster.  It's unmarked, but looks more like a CZ27 holster to me.  But, the HSc has clearly been in it a very long time and fits like a glove. 
This serial number must be 1945 manufacture, but can the month be pinned down?
 
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Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 02:16:44 AM »
Roger, your Late Wartime Army HSc was produced in March 1945 as documented by the French after their occupation of Mauser-Werke in mid-April of that year.  It may have never left the factory since, according to Reichminister Albert Speer in his memoirs, transportation and distribution by that time in the war was almost non-existent.
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Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 08:45:35 AM »
Warbird, thanks for the quick response and month of manufacture.  The new site is great.
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Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 03:11:46 PM »
Hi,
I purchased HSc 950381 from the last Hermann-Historica auction. WaA135 proofed.

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Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 03:28:51 PM »
Vlim, it would be great to see photos.  Sounds like a very late war gun, near the end.

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Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 03:51:42 PM »
Photographs courtesy of Hermann-Historica auctions, Munich.
 

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Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 04:16:26 PM »
Vlim, what a great find.  Very late war and an upside down WaA.  Does the barrel and slide match the frame? I understand that some of the very late ones don't.
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Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 04:34:36 PM »
It will take quite a bit of time before it gets here and I can examine it more closely. But I will report back when it is here.

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Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 09:08:18 AM »
What a great acceptance stamp.!! I am envious of your example.
 
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Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 03:08:41 PM »
Just digg the HSc:)
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