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Mauser HSC Super .380 found !

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gordon, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Gordon
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    I could not pass up this as new in Box with an extra magazine Mauser HSC Super (Model 80) , just got it and on the way back to my home I stopped at a lonely turnout off closed Hiway 199 and shot it a couple mags with the 100 round pack of .Winchester .380 ball the small Local gunstore that sold it for $375 had :) It ran flawlessly and was surprisingly stayed on a 1 gallon paint can at 15 yards. With the big beefy handle it hardly had that nasty .380 recoil I am used to in smaller pistols. The 15 round magazines are made by Mecgar so seem pretty good ! I like this gun and believe it will be a bedside gun , the one within hands reach, not the light equipped .45 High cap in the vest in the closet for outside problems, of course. :)
    I read Float Pilot's love for his, extremely nicely built by Gamba in Italy in 1981 for Mauser. . Not really a pocket gun with the beefy grip and 3.5" barrel , and if I am CCW ing in a belt holster I'll take a bigger caliber thank you. But I really like this gun,it will find a niche, cheap enough to shoot, but .380 factory ammo is very hard to find right now !!!
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  2. 5-SHOTS

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    Nice find!
    Yes, Renato Gamba HSC Super are pretty easy to find here in Italy if you want one.
     
  3. cc-hangfire

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    Nice handgun. I have mine on consignment for sale at a LGS since I seldom shoot it. Still, it has its attraction, and how many Mauser handguns can you find? Enjoy!
     
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    I have heard of this pistol before but did not realize they could have a 15 round mag. Not too often you find a 380 pistol with 15 (16) rounds on tap.
     
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    380 is hard to find right now?
     
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    Just about everything is hard to find right now.
     
  7. Gordon
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    .380 is harder to find online now than 9 mm ! And costs more when you do find it.
     
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  8. Ignition Override

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    Gordon: very cool-looking Hsc you found.

    cc-hangfire: myWW2 Hsc (non-matching) in .32 Auto is also on consignment.
    The gun shop is in Cordova/Memphis TN.

    Luckily .32 Auto ammo is easy to find in most local gun stores.
     
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  9. bannockburn

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    Gordon

    Nice HSc Super! Only came across one at a gun show many years ago but was impressed by how well built it was.
     
  10. Ironicaintit

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    Those are sweet pistols! I love their fine lines.
    Mine’s just a post-war HSc, single stack. It kicks with some authority, but still a hoot to shoot.
     
  11. entropy

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    Never shot one of the Gamba ones. I've shot a couple WWII era HSc's, neat little guns! Nice find, Gordon! :cool:
     
  12. doubleh

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    That's a nice find, Gordon. I wouldn't mind having one myself even if there are three 380's hanging around my house now. Ammo? I reload.
     
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    Great find Gordon, HCS is another gem from WWII era.
     
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