Posted February 25, 2017 1:11 am by Comments

By AmmoLand Editor Duncan Johnson

WWII Mauser HSc Pistol – The Other German Medium Auto Handgun

By David Tong
In this article David Tong reviews the history of the Mauser HSc pistol.

WWII Mauser HSc Pistol – The Other German Medium Auto Handgun
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U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The origins of the Mauser HSc pistol begin in the late 1930s.

The Nazi party was firmly in control, and the old design of the Mauser Model 1934 was losing sales compared to the 1929 Walther PP. It was also much more difficult to manufacture.

Mauser HSc Pistol

Early Production Nazi Mauser HSc Police Pocket Pistol
Early Production Nazi Mauser HSc Police Pocket Pistol **IMG Rock Island Auctions

To compete, Alex Seidel of Mauserwerke designed the HSc. The letters “HSc” refer to “Hahn Selbstspanner Pistole,” while “c” stood for Third Variation after the first prototype models. 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 …Read the Rest

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