Origin:                       Nazi Germany

Military Service:             1940 - 1945

Wars:                         WWII

Cartridge:                    .32 ACP

Action:                       Semi Automatic Blowblack

Magazine:                     8 Round, Detachable

Significance:  Competitor to the PP and PPK. Used by all branches of the German military including the Waffen-SS and Gestapo.

The Mauser HSc was originally designed as a commercial pistol with the intent of competing with the popular Walther PP and PPK pistols. Originally adopted by the German Navy, it was also procured by the German Army and Police. 

The Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS also used the HSc, their issuance was taken from pistols originally produced by for the Army.

Mauser HSc