1941 Mauser HSc

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This is a Mauser HSc, a 7.65mm pistol made in Germany during World War II and then in post-war. The designation HSc stood for Hahn Selbstspanner ("self-cocking hammer") Pistole, third and final design "C". Production was 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. This small .32 calibre pistol was purchased by many German high ranking officers of WWII. It is favorable today as a fine pocket gun.

This is a rather pecular 1941gun is paired with a 1944 holster and it was said to be captured from a Luftwaffe airman, which the belt will attest but it has an Eagle L stamp which has been attributed to Police purchases. (2059)

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Above: The arrow points to the Eagle L proof on the left frame. Presented alone this would point us to a very rare Police purchase.  The Serial number "762739" . We know that The German Army began HSc procurement with an initial order for 3,000 pistols in early 1941, beginning with serial number 701,345, and, intermittently, ending about #712,000. These pistols are marked with an Eagle/655 inspection stamp on the left rear trigger guard web, a factory firing proof Eagle/N on the right rear trigger guard web and at the front of the right slide.

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. We also know that HSc pistols used by the Luftwaffe or Waffen-SS were procured from Army and police stocks. So from the police purchase this HSC came to the Luftwaffe.
A second Army variation of about 5,000 pistols consisted of pistols whose serial numbers ranged, intermittently, from about 712,000 to about 745,000 into which this serial number falls.. These have an Eagle/655 WaA (Army acceptance) [SUBJECT HSC has the Eagle L proof) on the left rear trigger guard web and the Eagle/N firing proofs on the right rear trigger guard web and on front of right slide, but have no proof mark on the left rear grip tang. The finish on these pistols is also of the first quality.

Mauser Hsc Rig

Above one can see the lanyard loop provided which in the case of mounted police and paratroopers provided some extra protection for their gun.

 

The HSc was originally chambered in .32ACP, but better known on the Continent as 7.65 Browning, it is a blowback recoil-operated pistol with several unique features.

The pistol is of conventional all-steel construction, and its double/single action lockwork mimicked the Walther product. So did its fixed barrel with circumferential recoil spring placement, the lack of an external slide stop (hold-open device lever), a slide mounted decocker/safety lever on the left rear, and hammer-fired operation.

Ergonomically, the Mauser HSc Pistol has a larger grip with a slightly higher bore axis than the Walther pistols, and its shrouded hammer also ensures there’s no hammer bite. The rear grip contour locks the pistol into my hand a bit more nicely than the rather flat Walther PP’s.

Designed in 1935-36 by Alex Seidel and then manufactured by Mauser from 1940 until 1945 when the US Forces overran the factories in Suhl.

It weighed 700g (1 lb 9 oz) and is 6" or 152mm long with a barrel 86mm (3.4") operating on a blowback action. The front and rear sights are fixed.

This fires the .32 ACP (7.65mmx17) with 290m/s (950 ft/s) muzzle velocity.


Mauser HSc 7.65mm

The gun comes with two 8 round steel magazine with the Mauser Banner on the bottom, the magazine release is an older German heel catch method to release the magazine.

HSc Pistol

Above: The HSc in full recoil with an arrow to point out the Eagle N commercial proof on the slide. The view also illustrates the sweeping fillet for a front trigger guard that makes this gun appear super modern but for pratical use, it makes the HSc easier to re-holster or slide into a pocket.

This rig comes with the all-matching HSc with two Mauser marked magazines, the 1944 dated holster a period belt and an enlisted Luftwaffe belt buckle.  n) wide on the slide and 78mm (3") high.  The barrel is 55mm long and the magazine capacity is 6 rnds.  The gun empty weighs   

 

It is entirely subjective to give any firearm a rating of excellent or fine, just as it is to declare it xx% blued or strawed. Few Curios & Relics are out of the box new and these are premium priced. Bluing percentages is like Beauty, in the eye of the beholder. 

This Mauser HSc rig consists of the gun, the matching 2nd magazine, the dated holster, period belt and Luftwaffe belt buckle and is identified as a curio and can be send directly to C&R licensees and above. Questions to: josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com.

These are proven collector and protection handguns and make a very good addition to your collection. This HSc Luftwaffe rig is offered for $1,845.00 in an over the counter cash transaction.

We strive to provide pictures so you can judge for yourself if the gun meets your criteria. Thanks for looking.


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