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Could someone please verify the following serial number is indeed a police manufacture Eagle L Mauser HSC: 845806

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In the absence of German WWII police procurement records, it's virtually impossible to confirm that a particular pistol was one of the thousands officially issued to German police units.

As you know, for most of the war, police procured pistols were stamped with the Eagle/L at the left rear of the trigger guard. Near wars end, the L was replaced by an F. However, it's been reported that some WWII commercial pistols, not just HSc's, have been recently altered with police acceptance stamping dies.

Having a complete police rig...pistol, two matching magazines and a police proofed holster is about the best confirmation today.

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Could someone please who has Jan's Axis pistol's book, look up the serial number range above and confirm that it checks out as being a Eagle L. It should be around page 223, I emailed Pancho and he confirmed the serial number on a Eagle F that is for sale by FGS Inc, but it was too expensive. I just found this Eagle L for sale at a local gun shop that is more reasonable. Again its a Mauser HSC Eagle L serial number is 8458xx. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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When Axis Pistols was assembled almost 20 years ago, I had a data base that that listed police HSc serial numbers (page 228). These serial numbers were collected prior to most of the faking. Recorded in this data base are police eagle/L serial numbers 845740 and 846170, which brackets your 845806.

If you post a detailed photograph of the eagle/L on your HSc, it could be compared to the eagle/L on other HSc's.
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also this is the holster he is trying to sell me also, he says its marked Gustav Genschow & Co. Alstadt-Hachenburg, Westerwald (code jhg42).



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As Jan suggested, could you post a closeup, detailed photo of the police proof on the pistol? And closeup of the stampings on the holster.

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Sean : You have the correct holster for a military HSc Mauser, just not police. Should be a 1942 Schambach either ersatz or leather. The ersatz would be hallmarked 1943 though.

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Note: click on the close up photos at the bottom of the new screen drag the boarder of the entire screen to make the image much larger
 

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Sean, the new pictures come up as thumbnails, then expand when clicked on. It is how the new board is configured. If you don't have pop-ups allowed it may not work or may work incorrectly.

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Do they work for you guys i have pop up stop, but i have it turned off,allowing pop ups.

Could anyone tell me what year my pistol was made?

Does anyone else think the holster is not correct for a police pistol? If not does anyone know were i could find a schambach or erastz holster?

I was also checking out Bill Bureau's Militaria, he's known for importing Janke reproduction German uniforms, the best reproductions that money can buy, He also has holsters starting at $75 has anyone had any experience with this guy? Anyone bought his holsters?
website: http://stby.com/bbm/aboutus.htm
 

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Thanks very much now i can try and get a holster with the proper date to match the pistol.
 

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Its a very light stamp, but its their if you look, also the serial number does check out as being a Mauser HSC Eagle L, Jan confirmed.
 

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I have an HSC serial number 729389 which is police marked with the holster and mags. The gun has been in my collection for some time and after reading this thread discovered it is out of the serial number range of reported guns. What do you think?

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Mark:
WWII German police procured HSc pistols throughout the war, not just in one big lot. When procurement was made, it was usually for a number of pistols. The pistols that bracket your serial number would most likely be also police marked. Jan simply wanted to illustrate this for Sean, the owner of 845806.

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Thanks!

After checking Axis pistols it is in the correct range for a first variation high polish HSC.

Mark
 
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