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I am looking at a very nice HSc, with the serial number (approx) of 945,xxx. It is about 97% original finsh, two magazines, and holster and strap.
I didn't see any German marks on the holster, but it is military.

The pistol has two inspection marks where I would expect to see either:
An Eagle N
or WaA

I didn't have my good glasses with me, but these marks didn't look too WWII German.

Could this be a post war French made piece from the Mauser plant?
The asking price was $350. How is that?

Regards, Ned
 

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Forgot to add......the two magazine bases have a crescent shaped depression stamped into the bottom front toe. I don't recall if they also have the Mauser logo.

The slide has the typical Mauser legend stamped into the right side.

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Ned,

That HSc is a late war German Military contract pistol. It is within the late war HSc range of around serial 888000--952000 range. It should have a E/WaA135 acceptance stamp on the left trigger guard area and Eagle N (E/N) proofs. Sounds like a great price for a rig.
 

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Go for it Ned! That is indeed a great price for a rig, especially with the pistol being in 97% condition as you mentioned.

By the way, I have two E/WaA135 accepted HScs with the serial numbers, 9352xx and 9468xx which bracket the number, 945,xxx, you are looking at. These numbers fall within the range Lloyd listed. I also have a post-war, parkerized, French made HSc with the serial number 9606xx. This falls outside the range Lloyd gave for the WaA135 accepted pistols.
 

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The highest reported</u> German WWII production HSc is 951939, while the first reported</u> French Occupation assembled pistol is 952002, only 60 some pistols apart. Most likely your pistol(945xxx)is an Army procured WaA135. A photo of the left side proof would confirm this. With a holster and two magazines it would be a true bargain.
 

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Some days you just luck out......

It was still there. This time, I actually had my glasses with me.
(Gee, what a difference it makes !)
Everything was as you said, Lloyd...WaA135, and the Eagle N's.
It is serial number 945352. And a thing of beauty !
It truly looks unfired except for proofing. Original all the way.

The holster is a black break-a-way style with white stitching.
No marks that I can find. The shoulder strap clips are marked
"M/5/71/9 and a stylized RZ-over-M all in a circle logo.
Neither magazine is marked with the Mauser logo.

The final price was $350 out the door. I'm very pleased.
There was a P-38 byf 1943 that was with it.
(newphew is selling for Auntie)
Also in very nice (94+) condition. No import marks. The guy is asking $500. I'm trying for $450, but we'll see how this one turns out. I have a '44 cyq and a '45 ac, so this would give me all three makers.

Thanks for all of your input. It's a neat addition to my collection.
Thanks, Ned
 
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