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    Default Helmut Eppe HSc

    Helmut Eppe started his career with Industriewerke Karlsruhe, the continuation of DWM. After IWK merged with Keller und Knappich in Augsburg to become IWKA, and the subsequent termination of the ammunition branch, Helmut Eppe transferred to Mauser in Oberndorf and joined the management of Mauser. He was responsible for the small arms branch until its closure in 1999.

    His personal pistol is a standard HSc, with a finely executed gold monogram on a silver backing inlaid in the left grip panel.

    The engraving was done by master engraver Dieter GŁnther.

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    The graves of Helmut Eppe and Dieter GŁnther at the upper Oberndorf cemetery. They are buried not far apart.

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    Decided to do a nice photo of Helmut Eppe's HSc today.

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    Thank you for the photos and bit of history. 14 years ago I had never heard of an HSc. That is when my son who 14 at the time and already knew more about military history than most will ever know told me he wanted an HSc. With his help and a short search we came across what is now the pride of my own German pistol collection. Thanks again, John

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    Vlim, Great photo of a very significant pistol
    regards, heinz

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    Thanks, I always enjoy your history lessons on the pistols and designers of post WWII.
    G2

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    Herr Epp had a very nice taste.
    By coincidence, we both share the same birthday.
    Collecting data about Brazilian Lugers.

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    He also liked drinking and smoking

    He was also certain there was still business for Mauser in South-America.

    I have some of his other guns here, a Mauser 300SL air rifle and a prototype Mauser .22lr sports revolver. The museum in Oberndorf kept his rifles, at least some of them.

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    Very enjoyable. Thanks for posting.
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    Thanks for posting.....always appreciate the history you bring to our Forum!!!

    Ron

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