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Gents,

I was offered this engraved post-war Mauser HSc. I wonder if it is factory engraved, and if there is any overview about the different types of factory engraving.

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Yes it is factory engraved.
 

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Stefan,
I have the old catalogs with the different types of engraving and finishing for Parabellum and I guess also for HSc. I need to do a research to see what I have.
If interested contact me: [email protected]

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Mauro
 

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Engraving pattern designs of the Mauser Parabellum and HSc are shown in our book 'The Parabellum is Back!'

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If you look closely at the pattern, especially the front gripstrap, you can see that it follows the design. Since its hand crafted, minor differences are to be expected.

Is this the one on Egun?
 

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Here is a silver inlaid factory job. Done for a Mauser foreman in 1976.

More details when it arrives here.


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I would say hand carved, but your guess is as good as mine.
 

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The silver inlay HSc arrived, grips are quite thick. Serial number is engraved, not etched or stamped.

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Very nice Vilm! I'm still looking for an engraved WTP I with deluxe grip.

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Hi. I'm brand new to your forum but now own this pistol. The engraved HSc. Any info on it would be appreciated. Does anyone have info on the composition of the grips?
 

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Great acquisition. I agree that the engraving is factory and most likely done by Mauser engraver Dieter Günther. The grips are probably ivory, as Mauser described 'sourced from a zoo elephant that died of old age' :)

Mauser employed 3 master engravers in the 1970-90 era and Dieter Günther was the most active one. Others were Michael Ley and Josephine Gröbel. Only mrs. Gröbel is still alive. Ley passed away in 2003 and Günther in 2018.

The Oberndorf weapons museum just recently opened an exhibition on Mauser engravings, focusing on these craftspeople.

A nice detail is that the wife of Mr. Günther worked as a wood checkerer.

A Mr. Dollase worked for Mauser as a master wood engraver and his specialism was 'fish scale engraving'. A rifle on display had a similar pattern to those on my own engraved HSc.

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