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Model HSC Pistol / Re: Silver inlay HSc
« on: June 25, 2019, 08:49:29 AM »
.32 with 9mmK barrel as extra.
With box and papers. Extra mag is marked '9mm' by hand.

1976 proof date on gun and 9mmK barrel.
Grips have more volume than the standard ones, grip screws are also engraved.

Serial 00.17500

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: what's a good price for a flat side
« on: June 17, 2019, 09:52:43 AM »
Difficult. The gun has been killed/deactivated and funny enough that increases the value in the EU these days.

I think around 1000 to 1200.

Model 1910 Pistol / DWM ammo box
« on: June 02, 2019, 03:58:22 PM »
Found this nice old DWM .25 auto box. It specifically refers to the Mauser automatic pistol, should be ca. 1911.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: HSc Instruction Manuals
« on: May 26, 2019, 09:03:03 AM »
Last year I bought the set of original Mauser HSc manual printing clichés of the illustrations in the  post war manuals.

General Discussion / Re: Hello from Belgium !
« on: May 21, 2019, 06:24:32 PM »
Welcome to the forum. I am very fond of the  HSc as well ;)

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Silver inlay HSc
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:59:42 PM »
Will take 4 to 6 weeks if all goes well.
In the EU you can get anything  across the inner borders without problems, except legal guns and ammo.

Model 1934 Pistol / Cobbled up a little pistol stand.
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:10:23 AM »
From a piece of scrap oak I had left.

Fits 1914 / 34 and HSc.

Model HSC Pistol / Silver inlay HSc
« on: May 13, 2019, 01:36:38 PM »
This one surfaced recenty and is awaiting import papers.
Comes with an extra  9mmK barrel.

Belonged to a former Mauser  foreman.

Did I ever report 909336?

Model 80SA / 90DA Pistol / Serial ranges, current status
« on: March 28, 2019, 09:03:30 AM »
I have been observing and regestering DA serial numbers for a few years now. The number of samples is now large enough to draw some early conclusions.

The observed numbers run from 90002000 to 90015000 and from 90020000 to 90026000.

It seems that 90015000 to 90019999 are missing. None observed in this range yet.

This suggests that no more than
19000 were made.

It would be interesting to see serial numbers:
Below 90002000.
Between 90015000 and 9002000.
Above 90026000.

The Compact DA is rare, it does not exceed 2000 at this time. Those observed fall between 91001000 and 91002200.

Model HSC Pistol / Re: Post war HSc
« on: March 01, 2019, 04:21:09 PM »
It's here. Like new, test fired by Mr. Huß ca. 1977.

M2 Modern Pistol / Re: 1 is good, 2 is better, a pair is best
« on: February 24, 2019, 09:59:49 AM »
It finally arrived and the pair is reunited after 19 years apart.

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Mauser Flare Gun
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:49:09 AM »
Just spent a few interesting, and painful, hours on the flare gun.

Someone succeeded in screwing up the trigger mechanism. Took a while and a lot of painful fingers to figure out what went wrong: the trigger guard needs to be compressed (front to back) in order to pull it out, this will take the trigger spring with it. Somehow the trigger guard got partially depressed and the trigger spring escaped somewhere into the mechanism.

Bit of a puzzle to work out how to dismantle the thing and how to get it back together. It's a bit of a wrestling match but I got it back to work in the end. Very tough main (hammer) spring, not very nice on a set of rheumatic fingers…

You have to install the trigger, trigger spring and trigger guard in one go, but the trigger guard also needs to catch behind 3 pins. In the end I installed the trigger first, then partially installed the trigger guard, placed the spring between the guard and the trigger with a pair of tweezers and then clicked the whole batch in place. Spring doesn't cooperate and tends to escape at the worst possible moments. I ran out of my years supply of curses in one hour  ::)

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Mauser Flare Gun
« on: February 21, 2019, 04:46:39 AM »
Mauser briefly owned Heym in the late 1960s. They sold it back to the family in the early 70s.

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Mauser Flare Gun
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:46:09 PM »
Here is one you don't see every day.

Another 1960s Mauser / Heym project...

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