DOB, history, value Mauser HSc
Hi everyone. I am new here but have owner a mauser for about 45 years. Which is why I am posting this.
Back in the 1960's I purchased a Mauser HSc in 7.65mm caliber. On the left side of the Slide near the end of the barrel is a mauser logo (the name Mauser in a sort of oval) To the right of that is Mauser-Werke A. G. Oberndorf a. N. Under this line is Mod. HSc space Kal 7,65mm
Where the trigger guard meets the front strap on the left side is a small symbol. It is really hard to see, but looks like maybe a stylized eagle with out stretched wings with something dangling below the body (feet?). and a upper case M to the left of the feeet and the number 8 to the right of the feet.
On the right side, same place is another what appears to be an eagle with wings out stretched with a W under the eagle. This one is on its side. This eagle is similar to, but different from, the one on the other side.
On the right side of the slide near the tip of the barrel is again this eagle (bird?) with a upper case N under it. again it is on it's side.
Right now I can't seem to remember how to take the slide off. I have not had it off in 30 years. I know that the little slide thing inside the trigger guard has to be pushed down, but therre must be more to it because that doesn't allow slide to come off. But I remember that some internal parts have the last couple of digits of the serial number on them. I was told they "match." I recall there being some more symbols stamped on the internal parts but I can't recall them now.
Gun does not appear to have been abused. However the bluing has worn off some near the barrel and on the ridges of the slide.
serial number : 778xxx.
1. If anyone can tell me how the slide comes off I would appreciate it.
2. I would also be interested to know anything about the history of the gun.
3. Or it's approximate value although I have no desire to part with the gun.
The guy I bought it from (we were in the service at the time) told me the N under the eagle meant the gun was issued by the Natzi's to a Naval Officer during WWII. At the time I believed him. I now doubt he know what he was talking about. We were both in our early 20's.
Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.