Origin: Nazi Germany
Military Service: 1940 - 1945
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.