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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Mauser Model HSc
« on: March 21, 2023, 02:19:05 PM »
1976, most probably.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Mauser Model HSc
« on: March 08, 2023, 02:30:08 PM »
It should be a .380. Made in 1972.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Mauser HSc 7.65. mfg in 1970
« on: March 08, 2023, 02:28:35 PM »
Yes, that's normal.

Interarms imported a lot less .32's, so good catch.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSC Gun Research
« on: February 11, 2023, 08:03:21 AM »
Made in 1972. The first 2 digits 01 show it is a .380.

Value depends on the state of the gun and the presence of the original box, test target, magazines, manual, etc..

A search on sites like Gunbroker should produce an average sales value.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc in nickel plate
« on: February 11, 2023, 08:00:31 AM »
Production year would be 1970.
Interarms offered the nickle plated version on the US market. These guns were FBM proofed (internal Mauser proof) and not commercially proofed for the German market, so they unfortunately have no proof dates.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc Production Chart
« on: January 25, 2023, 01:00:34 PM »
Yours is a commercial example.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Commercial production HSc production date
« on: January 20, 2023, 07:30:25 PM »
Hi, build year would be 1971.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: WW2 .32 acp barrel in Interarms 380 HSc
« on: December 18, 2022, 07:57:10 AM »
Yours will be late 1970, early 1971.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Year of Manufacture
« on: December 18, 2022, 07:56:02 AM »
Late 1971, early 1972.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Mauser .380 acp improvements?
« on: November 27, 2022, 05:48:54 PM »
Get a .32 acp barrel. These guns can easily be.swapped from
.32 to .380 and vice versa.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Year Identification
« on: October 19, 2022, 05:36:47 AM »

Made postwar, 1970, by Mauser for Interarms.
The majority of Interarms contract HSc's were in .380. Having a .32 version is a bonus.

Besides, converting to .380 is only a quick barrel swap, so ot can shoot both calibers. Takes about a minute to exchange barrels.

An interesting new book has been published in German.
By a former Oberndorf resident who now resides in Australia.

The fact that the author is not a gun enthusiast and a former Oberndorf resident means she takes a look at Mauser from a different angle.

Also not a lot of detailed info on the early Mauser years has been published in German, so in that sense alone it is a welcomed addition.

Although many of the subjects have been touched in earlier publications, she did a great job in bringing the main connections and international networks together.

There are some omissions, to be expected, but the general overview is correct.
If you can read German and are interested in the corporate politics and international connections between 1870 and 1914, this is a good place to start.

The author is Heidi Zogbaum

Diesen Schuss der ganzen Welt
-Der Aufstieg der Waffenfabrik mauser und die kaiserliche Weltpolitik bis 1914.

Hardcover - 237 pages with color illustrations.
Printed and published in Germany through WBG Academic

ISBN 987-3-534-40617-3.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: New to me C96 with odd features... Help
« on: June 14, 2022, 10:23:27 AM »

I owned and shot a wartime commercial with a replacement NS lockwork.

The NS is just as dangerous as the old one.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: New to me C96 with odd features... Help
« on: April 27, 2022, 08:43:33 AM »
The problem is to establish who ordered it, who rebuilt it, etc...

Mauser was notoriously sloppy when it came to issuing and registering C96 serial numbers. Many orders and smaller contracts were numbered in their own ranges and no records of those have survived (or found thusfar).

There are Mauser order books that survived, but these only list the order amount and not the serial numbers produced.

The New Safety was introduced in 1915, but it is difficult to tell if the gun with this serial number was built before or after 1915 and if the NS lockwork is a later addition.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc Production Chart
« on: February 23, 2022, 05:38:29 PM »
That would make it a late 1942 example.

The number should be placed at the front bottom of the grip.
Sadly this interesting serial placement will hurt the value.

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