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Lately I got hands on a good looking Mauser HSc sn 766919.
According to Jan Still's book on Axis Pistols, it must be the third variation. However, Jan does not mention the existance of a Navy Accemptance Stamp. (pages 35 - 40)0001

This HSc got this stamp, and also a Commercial Proof (E/N)on the left side at the grip - side of the trigger guard.

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Left side

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Right side

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Eagle / N

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Eagle/Swastika / M for Marine

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I wonder if there are more Marine - stamped HSc's reported.
I appreciate your comments.
 

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Look on pages 172-174 of "Axis Pistols" and you will find this variation covered by Jan. It falls in the 733,000 to 885,000 serial number range. Yours appears to be very nice shape indeed!
Hope this helps,
JB
 

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John,

I did, and again must I learn that one cannot use a book by simply reading the chapter wich seems the one and only source for what you are looking for.

Thanks for indicating this to me, and down the heads again for Jan C. Still, his books cover everything...
 

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During WWII the Kriegsmarine procured approx 27,000 HSc pistols out of a total of almost 252,000 HSc's manufactured, which represented 10.7% of total production.

The Kriegsmarine pantographed the Eagle/M on the front grip strap beginning with their first procurement lots in the early 700,000 serial number range and continuing to approx 812,604.

The KM acceptance proof was then relocated in later lots to the rear of the left trigger guard as a smaller Eagle/M 113/3 through the end of KM procurement toward the end of 1944. Highest reported KM procured pistol is 933952, with HSc production ending at approx 951900.

All WWII Mauser HSc pistols will carry the firing proofs of an Eagle/N at the rear of the right trigger guard and also at the front of the right slide.
 

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Peter,

Missed the Eagle/N at the front of the right slide too. It is there, but very faint. Thanks for your informative tutorial!
 
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