Re: Mauser-Werke HSc
Collector values are not really tied to the general quality of a manufacturer's products, though that is one factor. Besides, Mauser's pistols never were as solid, well designed and durable as their bolt rifles.
Auction prices are one indication of general value, but all that is needed to jump prices is two people with money competing for the same item. In spite of the limited production, the value on those x of 5000 guns is not that high, partly because they have no historical value and not a lot of collector interest. Obviously, some folks will pay over a grand, but I think one priced that at a gun show would sit a while.