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I agree to a certain point. What makes it collectible to me is the fact that, until now, it is the last pistol produced to bear the Mauser trade mark. It marks the end of an era.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Late War WaA135 Acquisition
« on: May 04, 2013, 03:11:46 PM »
Hi,
I purchased HSc 950381 from the last Hermann-Historica auction. WaA135 proofed.

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Mauser Lugers / Preseries Mauser Parabellum
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:31:15 AM »
This Mauser Parabellum was assembled using pre-production parts.
Note the smooth, 06/29-style takedown lever and safety catch and the straight receiver. The pistol has no serial number or any proof markings and was probably assembled as a sales / showroom or photo demo by Mauser.

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Mauser Lugers / 29/70 Mauser Parabellum
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:21:12 AM »
An example of a boxed, early 29/70 Mauser Parabellum for Intearms.
This one was proofed in Germany at a later time, it never went to the US. An interesting bonus is that the box came with Sam Cummings' business card.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: BLACK HSc CARTONS
« on: April 23, 2013, 01:12:48 PM »
There were similar style boxes for the P08 and P38 as well.

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Model HSC Pistol / Re: BLACK HSc CARTONS
« on: April 22, 2013, 02:10:14 PM »
I am pretty sure that Interarms was the source of these. In the 1950s and 60s they sold to other resellers, chain stores and mail order companies as well as directly to the public. This probably explains the absence of any Interarms branding on the boxes.
Shown is my French HSc which came with the black box, numbered to the pistol on the bottom.

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The idea was to make them in the USA, but that never happened, as far as I'm aware. The early pistols have the 'Frame made in Germany' marking, but were made entirely in Europe. The 2007 versions no longer have that 'Frame made in Germany' marking.
Also some changes to the markings were carried out. The first variation has the M2 marking in silver paint. The later versions have the M2 marking outlined, etched or machined into the slide.
SIG SAUER in Germany still owns the right to the Mauser banner in combination with hand gun production. Their subsidiary, Blaser, is home to the current 'Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH' which produces Mauser hunting rifles.
 

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Mauser P38 Pistol / Mauser P38, 1944, re-used by the Bavarian police
« on: April 21, 2013, 09:09:52 AM »
This pistol is one of a few surviving examples of wartime Mauser P38 pistols which were re-used by the Bavarian Bereitschafspolizei in the early post war years. Most of these pistols were eventually destroyed and replaced with new material, as the allies had agreed not to rearm the German services with German-made pre-1945 equipment.
The marking 'ÜW BBPol(s)' means:
Übungswaffe Bereitschaftspolizei Bayern (schussfähig).
which rougly translates into:
Trainingsweapon Bavarian Support Police (shootable).
 

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Mauser P38 Pistol / Mauser P38, byf 43 police version
« on: April 21, 2013, 09:02:40 AM »
This pistol is completely commercially proofed (Eagle/N) and has a police acceptance marking (Eagle/L).
It was delivered by Mauser to the German police in 1943 and has a 2-digit serial number.
The pistol received british proof markings at a certain time, and it turned up in Israel. So it certainly made an interesting journey.

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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Military issue C96
« on: April 21, 2013, 09:00:22 AM »
An example of a military C96 with acceptance stamp on the right side of the chamber.
 

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Mauser Lugers / Portuguese M943 with lanyard and holster
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:57:29 AM »
This final run of 5000 Mauser P08 pistols was not accepted by the german army in 1942, so Mauser sold the batch to Portugal, who introduced the pistol as their M943 model.
Portugal furbished their own particular style of holsters which received the serial number of the pistol. Many were issued with a lanyard as well. This particular pistol has quite a bit of wear at the rear just above the lanyard loop, showing that it was carried with the lanyard for a very long time.
The pistols remained in Portuguese service until 1979 and made their way to the commercial market in the early 1980s. This pistol was sold by Frankonia in Germany.

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WTP / Some examples of a WTP 2.
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:53:19 AM »
A Mauser WTP 2 with holster.

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Site Technical Help or Site Feedback / Re: Comments/suggestions
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:51:30 AM »
Hi,
I'm missing the following subforums in the Mauser handgun department:
Mauser revolvers: Reichsrevolver produced by Mauser, Mauser 'Trident' and Mauser 'Hunter' revolvers.
Mauser pistols: The Mauser M2 pistol.
Mauser air guns: Mauser air pistols and air rifles.

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Model 1910 Pistol / A well used Sidelatch 1910
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:47:38 AM »
After working on some Mauser documentation related to the M1910 production, including some Mauser calculation sheets and notes on the pocket pistol in the Mauser fiscal year accounts, I thought it was time to locate an example of a side latch, so I could take a good lock at the internals and the differences between the side latch and the later variations.

A fellow collector had one for sale, and I picked it up a while ago. The pistol had an interesting life, the magazine is a well made handcrafted replacement, and the barrel latch is also an old replacement, which was numbered to the pistol.

It is interesting to see the differences in engineering, and I was suprised to find that even the magazines did not exchange. Some of our findings will be published in a series of articles on the early days of the Mauser pocket pistols soon.

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Model 80SA / 90DA Pistol / Model 80.SA and 90.DA side by side
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:41:12 AM »
Just some examples of the Model 80.SA and the Model 90.DA side by side.

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