Mauser HSc Pistol

The following report on the Mauser HSc pistol was published in Foreign Military Weapons and Equipment, Vol. III, Infantry Weapons, Pamphlet No. 30-7-4, Department of the Army, 1954.

7.65-mm Mauser Pistol Model HSc

Mauser HSc Pistol - German WWII

The Mauser HSc pistol was the latest and one of the finest designs developed by the Germans during World War II. Basically it is a commercial pocket-pistol type rather than a military arm. It is very well streamlined, has an excellent balance, and is of exceedingly simple construction. The salient recognition features of this weapon are: (1) A very short, knurled exposed hammer; (2) a matted rib on top of receiver; (3) a solid metal rib extending from the forward portion of the trigger housing to the end of the barrel; (4) manufacturer’s stamping on the left side of the slide “Mod. HSc. KAL. 7.65-mm, Mauser-Werke A. G. Oberndorf a/N”, which is found on all Mauser HSc pistols; and (5) the slide release button in the forward wall of the trigger guard.


Mauser HSc Pistol - German Hahn Selbstspanner Pistole


System of operation   Straight blowback, double-action
Caliber7.65-mm (cal .301 in)
     Unloaded585 g (1.2 lb)
     Loaded646 g (1.4 lb)
Length over-all162 mm (6.3 in)
Length of barrel85-mm (3.3 in)
Feeding device8-round magazine
     RearOpen U-notch, adjustable laterally
Muzzle velocity290 m/s (951 fps)
Effective rate of fire8-16 rpm
Effective range50 m (55 yd aprx)
AmmunitionEuropean 7.65-mm Browning (U.S. cal. .32 ACP pistol ball will function)


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5 comments to Mauser HSc Pistol

  • Pistol Collector

    The best German pistol of World War 2. Maybe the best in the world for small size pistols.

  • Sam

    Great information. Thank you.

  • dennis gilmore

    Trying to find amo has been hard. I bought 32cal. but it jams alot. Tried .30cal luger and it doesn’t fit clip. What it the cross refference from 7.65 to todays cal. It also has clear grips and I can’t find any info on them or reason.
    Dennis Gilmore

  • Sergio

    La mia Mauser HSC cal. 7,65 ha la matricola n. 00 4090 , in che anno è stata fabbricata ? Grazie

  • charlie peters

    need amo clip for mauser .762 mm HS c model. please if can help get back.