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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Early French phosphate HSc
« on: March 28, 2020, 04:01:13 PM »
The Ulm proof house was established in 1952. It replaced the Oberndorf proof house which ground to a halt in april, 1945.

During French control proofing was done in-house at Mauser. There was a period of uncertainty in april, 1945 during the evacuation of part of the Mauser staff, tools, machines and parts en route to Austria.

It is not unlikely that those who remained behind redistributed guns to locals for self protection.

It would also have taken some time for the French to come up with a game plan. But the number of unproofed HSc's is still going to be limited, despite the uncertainties Oberndorf and Mauser had to deal with.

It is still strange why HSc's under French control were WR proofed and P38's were Star proofed. Have to check what they did on WTP pistols.

Yup, fixed.

Site Technical Help or Site Feedback / Failing registration question
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:32:18 AM »

Got a message from one of our lugerforum members:

I cannot get that to work to let me post there. EDITED, = always error code. I cannot even send warbird a message to sort since it requires same steps to send message. Is he on this forum? Maybe I can message him here.

Model HSC Pistol / Post war manual printing plates
« on: March 26, 2020, 10:43:23 AM »
Got these some time ago, set of Mauser HSc printing plates for the manual illustrations.

Only 2 shown, but the full set is here.

WTP / Re: Post WW II, French WTP
« on: September 29, 2019, 03:15:49 PM »
Took some better pictures of mine.

Model HSC Pistol / Mauser HSc cutaway
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:19:28 PM »
Mauser HSc cutaway made to order by Prof. Dr. Gminder for his private collection.

Made from new, unproofed and unnumbered HSc parts by the Mauser school.

Interesting order number 666.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Alex Seidel
« on: September 22, 2019, 03:19:40 PM »
Side by side.

Model HSC Pistol / Alex Seidel
« on: September 22, 2019, 03:17:52 PM »
The grave of the father of the HSc and co-founder of Heckler & Koch, Alex Seidel.

Other designs from his hand are the HK4 and P7 pistols.

Although he did not get along with co-founder Theodor Koch, they are buried next to each other at the upper cemetery in Oberndorf am Neckar.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Helmut Eppe HSc
« on: September 22, 2019, 03:08:00 PM »
The graves of Mr. Helmut Eppe and the master engraver Mr. Dieter GŁnther. They are buried close to each other at the upper Oberndorf cemetery.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Non-Serialized Mauser HSc Pistols
« on: September 12, 2019, 01:21:47 PM »
They mostly were. But were thrown away by Mauser in later years.

M2 Modern Pistol / M2 photo
« on: September 09, 2019, 08:18:40 AM »
Some tests with a new camera setup.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Non-Serialized Mauser HSc Pistols
« on: September 08, 2019, 04:32:20 PM »
I think its mainly caused by the fact that Mauser had evacuated and stored its museum collection off site. This collection was largely looted by French forces.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Non-Serialized Mauser HSc Pistols
« on: September 08, 2019, 02:41:32 AM »
There is a short period of time in april, 1945 where the confusion between the fall of the Reich and the arrival of the French forces in Oberndorf created the opportunity to get things out of the factory without much problems.

You see sloppy work on WaA markings, then a number of numbered but unproofed pistols before the French restore order and production under French supervision begins.

So a few guns leaving the factory through the back door is not strange given the extra ordinary circumstances.

Model 1934 Pistol / Re: Cobbled up a little pistol stand.
« on: August 18, 2019, 02:16:59 PM »
Picked  up a cheap router, so can do nicer edges now, when my hands are useable again...

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Late Phosphate HSc
« on: August 13, 2019, 04:26:02 PM »
Close to my 951740, which has neither commercial proofs, nor military or French markings.

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