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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Need Input: Original WWII grips ??
« on: December 24, 2017, 09:43:10 PM »
I forgot to ask; 

What is the production date of this pistol

Merry Christmas

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Reassembly
« on: December 20, 2017, 12:20:17 AM »
Okay, I have it re-assembled and working properly now.  All the tips helped tremendously.

One question;  late war and mid-war range magazines;  are they interchangeable.  I have noticed that when I purchased another HSc off gun broker SN 897260 (and by the way, thanks for the input on the grips issue), the magazine from the mid-war HSc (SN 781899) does not chamber rounds very well in the late war HSc, if at all.  Just a coincidence for this magazine or a standard difference in the types of magazines.

Much appreciated, Steve

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Reassembly
« on: November 23, 2017, 12:15:46 AM »
thanks Warbird;  I will start working on this and get to the bottom of it.  I ordered new spring (relatively inexpensive) and will check that process out.  I will keep you posted.

Model HSC Pistol / Need Input: Original WWII grips ??
« on: November 23, 2017, 12:11:18 AM »
This HSc is on for sale, and seller indicates all WWII original. 

Grips appear Interarms type checkered patterns.  Were any of the WWII pistols using this type of grips (I could not find any on the internet.

The rest of the pistol looks good and accurate, but if any comment on that would be appreciated.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Reassembly
« on: October 22, 2017, 07:25:39 PM »
Sorry, forgot to add photos

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Reassembly
« on: October 22, 2017, 06:22:22 PM »
Hi all, i am having a similar issue as posted here and have followed the above steps.  (I am replacing the hammer on my 1943 HSc with another wwii hammer purchased and bothl parts match and no signifcant wear on the replacement hammer;  the original hammer thumb grip broke off when firing).

I had the same problem of the guide lever sticking up, then pushed it down before placing the hammer hinge pin.   Pistol then re- assembled properly and all functioning except one issue;

I can remove the magazine when the slide is in resting position, but cannot remove the magazine after the slide is racked back/locked position, no matter how i press the magazine catch release  (unless i reach in through the ejector port, press down on the magazine follower and let the slide move forward; i can then release the magazine). 

Any thoughts or ideas?

Much appreciated,  steve

Model 1910 Pistol / Re: Looking for manufacture Date for a 1910
« on: September 24, 2017, 01:49:05 AM »
Also, if I may ask (see attached photo), is this a 1910 or a 1910/1914

Model 1910 Pistol / Re: Looking for manufacture Date for a 1910
« on: September 24, 2017, 01:42:13 AM »
Thank you so much.  Very appreciated.  Steve

Model 1914 Pistol / Re: Mauser 1914 date of manufacture
« on: September 24, 2017, 01:40:52 AM »
Thank you so much.  Very appreciated.  Steve

Model 1910 Pistol / Looking for manufacture Date for a 1910
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:21:38 AM »
I have a mauser 1910 6.35   Sn. 242407   Im looking to find the date of manufacture.  Much appreciated

Model 1914 Pistol / Mauser 1914 date of manufacture
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:17:19 AM »
I have a mauser 1914 7.65.   Sn. 241412   Im looking to find the date of manufacture.  Much appreciated

Sorry for the late response:    Preface;  as noted above by B Mason, work with a good gunsmith if you are not familiar with working on firearms.

I purchased a WWII replacement magazine (expensive) in very excellent condition and little wear.  I tried out the new magazine.  Still same problem.  I would have to push up on the mag to get the firing pin to disengage the trigger bar.   

I then went through looking at the other parts and the "ejector & hold open catch" looked great without significant wear, and the "magazine catch" was seated properly in the ejector & hold open catch.   

I found some original parts on the internet (trigger bar and firing pin) which turned out to be relatively inexpensive in relation to the original magazine.  I replaced the trigger bar first, and the pistol has functioned perfectly without any further issues (including smooth disassembly). Comparing the two parts did not reveal any significant wear that would explain the difference.  But for what ever reason, the replaced trigger bar did the trick. 

The below listing outlines the parts mentioned and you can find the parts here, on Ebay or other sights such as


Happy collecting, Steve

the two other photos:

Follow up:  Problem Solved!

I did find a gentleman out in the country who has been a gunsmith for the last 40+ yrs.  He loved the opportunity to check out this pistol (he has worked on many Mauser's but never a Mauser 1934) and was willing to problem solve with me.  We worked on it for about an hour, taking it apart and putting it back together, making sure that all the parts were original and functioning. 

In short, this turned out to be a worn magazine lip (or possibly the ejector/hold open catch maybe worn down). Pushing up on the magazine firmly into the magazine well, while pulling the trigger, actuated the trigger bar and released the striker consistently.   

Although this magazine looks to be in good condition, the upper lip does demonstrate wear on right side back corner where the magazine engages the hold open catch (see Photos).

QUESTION:  In order to make sure that it is a magazine issue, and not the hold open catch, I need to acquire a magazine without wear on the lips.  I have looked online and most of the WWII era mags look worn.   Are there any good after market brands or stores that anyone knows to purchase a Magazine?

Also, I hope this may help someone in the future that may have similar issue. 

Thanks, Steve


Thanks B Mason,

No worries.  Understand diagnosing over forum is challenging at best;  just appreciating a little guidance on where to look next as to possible issues others may have had with this particular pistol.

 Once the pistol did not fire at the range, i called the seller to see what he wanted to do (before opening it up, especially given that it was sold as a working pistol).  He offered the option of sending it back right then, or opening it up, cleaning it (he recommended just using some "WD-40 to loosen up the parts; thats what these old guns need sometimes") and if still doesnt work then send it back.   

I really like the pistol and its history, so am trying to get it working as a functional pistol.  I collect them but also fire them at the range (history held in the hand and used, as well as admired in the case or on the shelf)

Ive worked with period C96, and WWII P38, P08 Luger, HSc, and PPK's, and comfotable with these.   All challenginging pistols in their own rights in getting them functioning properly (usually spring or part issues) But this Mauser 1934 has a striker fire system that has posed a different type of challenge.   

My main thought, as you noted as a possibility, is whether parts were replaced (or possibly not matching to the pistol; 1914 or 1910 placed in this 1934).   

As you might have experienced, many gunsmiths are not familiar with these vintage pistols, and most times i send one in, they come back with more problems than when i started (i currently have had a PPK in 3 times and still not fixed properly).   Im not dinging the gunsmith, just explaining my experience and the challenges with these C&R's. People who relish in their complexity and simplicity are truely a much better source of information.

If you know of a good Mauser specialist around Portland Oregon that would be great.  I will look at the trigger bar/ striker relationship. 

Much appreciated

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