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Mauser HSc Pistol
WW2
Serial No: 785129
Calibre 7.65mm
£385

Early Mauser Waffenamt inspection stamp consisted of an eagle above the number 135 (E/135).

The Mauser HSc is a 7.65mm pistol made in Nazi Germany during World War II and post-war. The designation HSc stood for Hahn Selbstspanner ("self-cocking hammer") Pistole, third and final design "C".
Production continued in 1945–46 during the French occupation. It features a semi-exposed hammer, double-action trigger, single-column magazine, and a spring surrounding the barrel.

The Mauser HSc was originally intended as a commercial pistol. It competed with the contemporary German Walther PPK and PP and Sauer 38H for police and military use. It was procured initially by the Navy (Kriegsmarine) soon followed by the Army and Police.
HSc pistols used by the Luftwaffe or Waffen-SS were procured from Army and police stocks.

Production began in late 1940 at serial number 700,000, as an extension of the serial number range of the Mauser Model 1934 pistol, a much more difficult pistol to manufacture. The early pistols have well-made wooden grips, and are highly polished and richly blued. The first 1350 pistols were made for the commercial market and, because of the low positioning of the grip screws, have become known as the "Low Grip Screw" variety. Approximately half of this initial production was purchased by Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. All these early low grip pistols are today very rare. At approximately serial number 701345 the grip screws were relocated upward to a more central and sturdier position.

The example appears to be from the 3rd order for 4,000 pistols ranged in intermittent serial numbers from about 745,000 to about 790,000. These bear an early acceptance mark of Eagle/135 on the left rear trigger guard web and the two Eagle/N firing proofs on the right side. The high quality finish of the earlier pistols starts to decline in this production range but still retains the cross hatched machining inside the top sight channel.
Just been proofed at the Birmingham Proof House

Very Good Condition Including The Bore

Suitable for: Section 5 or Section 7.3

Can be Deactivated if required