Mauser HSc

 
1st Wehrmachts-variation 4th Variation of KM

1st Police-variation

2nd Wehrmachts-variation  

 

3rd Wehrmachts-variation  

 

4th Wehrmachts-variation    
5th Wehrmachts-variation Commercial  

 

The Mauser HSc (Hahn-Selbstspannerpistole Modell c) replaced the outdated Mauser 1934. There were some overlaps in production. The serial numbers of the Mauser 1934 was continued with the Mauser HSc.

 

Technical data:

Caliber: 7.65mm
Function: blowback; hammer outside; slide catch; double action
Barrel length: 85 mm
Weight: 645 g
Magazine capacity: 8 Schuss

Production data:

Company:

Mauser-Werke A.G.

Location:

Oberndorf am Neckar

Period:

1940 - 1945

Amount:

75.000

Serial numbers:

701348 - 951629

The Mauser HSc is split in 5 major variations, according acceptance stamp and finish.

1st Variation (highpolish-finish with acceptance E/655; approx. 3,000 pieces; additional military acceptance on left grip tang):

Characteristics:

Legend:

Mauser barrel

Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a. N.

Mod. HSc                 Kal 7,65 mm

Finish: highpolish-finish; blued
Grips: chequered walnut grips
Serial number:

6-digit number on front grip strap

3-digit number on barrel

3-digit number inside slide (electro pencilled on front end)

Acceptance stamp: E/655 on left trigger guard
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on trigger guard

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

E HK on left griptang

 

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pic 3 Holster:

accepted with WaA 938: Christof Neuner, Leder u. Lederwarenfabrik, Wodleystrasse 4, Klagenfurt; company-sign: oak-leave on bearskin with "9" in center; inside stamped "Mauser 7,65"

 

pic 4 Holster:

accepted with WaA 938: Christof Neuner, Leder u. Lederwarenfabrik, Wodleystrasse 4, Klagenfurt; company-sign: oak-leave on bearskin with "9" in center; inside stamped "Mauser 7,65"

2nd Variation (highpolish-finish with acceptance E/655; approx. 5,000 pieces):

 

Characteristics:

Legend:

Mauser barrel

Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a. N.

Mod. HSc                 Kal 7,65 mm

Finish: highpolish-finish; blued
Grips: chequered walnut grips
Serial number:

6-digit number on front grip strap

3-digit number on barrel

3-digit number inside slide (electro pencilled on front end)

Acceptance stamp: E/655 on left trigger guard
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on trigger guard

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

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pic 4 Holster:

accepted with WaA 286: Gustav Genschow-u. Co A.G., Lederwarenfabrik, Bouchéstr. 12, Berlin SO36

marked "jhg 42"; inside stamped "Mauser 7,65"

 

pic 5 Holster:

accepted with WaA 286: Gustav Genschow-u. Co A.G., Lederwarenfabrik, Bouchéstr. 12, Berlin SO36

marked "jhg 42"; inside stamped "Mauser 7,65"

 

3rd Variation (highpolish-finish with acceptance E/135; approx. 4,000 piecesStück)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Mauser barrel

Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a. N.

Mod. HSc                  Kal 7,65 mm

Finish: highpolish-finish; blued
Grips: chequered walnut grips
Serial number:

6-digit number on front grip strap

3-digit number on barrel

3-digit number inside slide (electro pencilled on front end)

Acceptance stamp: E/135 on left trigger guard
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on trigger guard

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

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pic 3 Holster:

jhg41 - WaA 286: Gustav Genschow-u. Co A.G., Lederwarenfabrik, Bouchéstr. 12, Berlin SO36

 

pic 4 Holster:

jhg41 - WaA 286: Gustav Genschow-u. Co A.G., Lederwarenfabrik, Bouchéstr. 12, Berlin SO36

 

4th variation (military-finish with acceptance E/135; approx. 31,000 pieces)

Characteristics

Legend:

Mauser barrel

Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a. N.

Mod. HSc -------- Kal 7,65 mm

Finish: military-finish
Grips: chequered walnut grips
Serial number:

6-digit number on front grip strap

3-digit number on barrel

3-digit number inside slide (electro-pencilled on front end)

Acceptance stamp: E/WaA 135 on left trigger guard
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on trigger guard

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

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5th variation (military-finish with acceptance E/WaA135; approx. 32,000 pieces)

Characteristics

Legend:

Mauser barrel

Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a. N.

Mod. HSc -------- Kal 7,65 mm

Finish: military-finish
Grips: chequered walnut grips
Serial number:

6-digit number on front grip strap

3-digit number on barrel

3-digit number inside slide (electro-pencilled on front end)

Acceptance stamp: E/WaA 135 on left trigger guard
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on trigger guard

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

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pic 3 Mauser HSc dimounted (only as an example a same variation):

 

pic 4 Holster: fkx - Gustav Sudbrack, Lederwaren-u. Gamaschen-fabrik, Bielefeld, N-W (WaA 869)
produced "4" = 1944

 

pic 5 Holster: fkx - Gustav Sudbrack, Lederwaren-u. Gamaschen-fabrik, Bielefeld, N-W (WaA 869)
produced "4" = 1944

 

4th Variation of the Kriegsmarine (military-finish; acceptance E/M III/6; approx. 4,500 pieces)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Mauser barrel

Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a. N.

Mod. HSc -------- Kal 7,65 mm

Finish: military-finish
Grips: chequered walnut grips
Serial number:

6-digit number on front grip strap

3-digit number on barrel

3-digit number inside slide (electro-pencilled on front end)

Acceptance stamp: E/M III/6 left on trigger guard
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on trigger guard

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

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pic 3 Holster:

jhg44-WaA 41 - Gustav Genschow & Co. A.G., Abt. Lederwaren-Fabriken, Altstadt-Hachenburg, Westerwald

 

pic 4 Holster:

jhg44-WaA 41 - Gustav Genschow & Co. A.G., Abt. Lederwaren-Fabriken, Altstadt-Hachenburg, Westerwald

 

1st Variation Police (highpolish-finish with acceptance E HK/L; approx. 10,000 pieces):

Characteristics:

Legend:

Mauser barrel

Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a. N.

Mod. HSc                 Kal 7,65 mm

Finish: highpolish-finish; blued
Grips: chequered walnut grips
Serial number:

6-digit number on front grip strap

3-digit number on barrel

3-digit number inside slide (electro pencilled on front end)

Acceptance stamp: E HK/L on left trigger guard
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on trigger guard

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

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Bild 3:

typisches Polizeiholster, jedoch ohne Herstell-/Abnahmestempel

 

Comercial (highpolish-finish without military acceptance; approx. 18,500 pcs.)

 

Characteristics:

Legend:

Mauser barrel

Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a. N.

Mod. HSc                 Kal 7,65 mm

Finish: military-finish
Grips: chequered walnut grips
Serial number:

6-digit number on front grip strap

3-digit number on barrel

3-digit number inside slide (electro-pencilled on front end)

Acceptance stamp: none
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on trigger guard

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

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pic 4 Holster:

without acceptance and maker-mark

 

pic 5 Holster:

without acceptance and maker-mark

 

 

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