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« on: May 01, 2014, 12:25:00 PM »
Thank you, Gebirg, for your nice comment.  To answer your question, here is what I have in my files which you may want to
confirm with the Norwegian Arms and Armour Society.   

In the late 1980’s, The Norwegian Arms and Armour Society purchased all the old German police pistols from Norwegian police departments for a reported $60 per pistol.  Included in this group were Mauser Model 1914/1934, Mauser HSc, Walther PP and PPK and Model CZ 27.   Among all these pistols were many German Kriegsmarine pistols, mostly Model 1914, 1934 and HSc pistols with both early and late KM proofing.  Several low grip screw HSc pistols were reported among this lot, together with a great number of original German holsters, many of which were KM marked. 

Model HSC Pistol / Photos 4,5 and 6
« on: April 17, 2014, 06:13:44 PM »
Photos 4,5 and 6.

Model HSC Pistol / Ruining a Rare Low Grip Screw HSc
« on: April 17, 2014, 06:10:57 PM »
A very early and rare Commercial Low Grip Screw HSc, serial numbered 700220, was among many German pistols adopted by the Norwegian Police (POLITI) from surrendered weapons stocks after the war. 
Given today’s collecting market and with the intention of converting it to a higher valued Kriegsmarine variety, the pistol was altered into KM marked serial number 700228 on the front grip strap and the last three digits (228) on the slide and barrel. 

The original pistol, 700220, bore the POLITI property number 5098 at the rear top of the slide and on the left side of the frame as shown.  (Photo 1)

Despite the attempt to remove the 5098 from the frame, the depth of the stamping prevented its complete obliteration, leaving it visible.  (Photo 2)

The serial number was altered from 700220 to 700228 by adding a cross bar to the final '0' and filling it with a whitening agent. (Photo 3)

A 228 was electro penciled on the muzzle underside of a replacement slide to match the usual marking style. (Photo 4)
The three digit number (220) on the underside of the barrel breech block was overstamped with 228. (Photo 5)

Finally, the pistol was reblued and an Eagle/M property mark poorly engraved on the front grip strap.  (Photo 6)

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Fake KM noted
« on: April 14, 2014, 05:07:15 PM »
I posted that thread on Wehrmacht Awards back in early 2010...and was in the process of preparing it to post on
this Mauser focused site where it certainly belongs. 
adler ~ hochadler

Site Technical Help or Site Feedback / Comments/suggestions
« on: December 14, 2012, 10:51:25 AM »
- Hopefully, the previous Gun Gallery and Member Gallery, and all gun graphics will be included in new format.

- The Mauser Rifle category needs to have the G-43 replaced by the Mauser G-41(M).  Other Mauser produced weapons such as the MG-81 aircraft MG and the M1918 anti-tank rifle should also be included. 

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