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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.

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


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.

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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
www.wbg-wissenverbindet.de

ISBN 987-3-534-40617-3.

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


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


The NS is just as dangerous as the old one.

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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.

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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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Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc Production Chart
« on: February 23, 2022, 08:00:27 AM »
You have an army accepted HSc, collectable indeed.
What is the serial number?

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Germany used the J. and I. intermittantly.
So it's most probably an abbreviation for an Infantry Regiment.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc Production Chart
« on: December 21, 2021, 04:19:09 AM »
About March/April.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc Production Chart
« on: December 11, 2021, 07:18:43 AM »
I don't like the style and placement of the serial number. Nor the wear marks in that area.


Could be signs of someone messing with the serial number.

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Mauser Lugers / Re: Mauser made P08
« on: November 30, 2021, 10:39:29 AM »
Nice example of a 1936 rig.

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Mauser Lugers / Re: Mauser made P08
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:51:58 AM »
Are you sure its 1938 and not 1936?


A 1938 P08 would be all blue. This one has strawed small parts that were phased out mid 1937.


They would be correct for a P08 up to mid 1937, but not on later ones.

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Mauser Lugers / Re: Mauser Luger
« on: November 25, 2021, 05:30:21 PM »
Strange combination.
The G date is 1936 for army deliveries.
This is a commercial variation with a Mauser banner and commercial proofs. Blued small parts should be strawed, so it has been reblued.


Is the safety marked 'gesichert' ?

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: See my C96 post under rifles.
« on: October 22, 2021, 02:32:10 PM »
Moved it to here for you.

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