The three main entrants were BSW with a gas-operated pistol, Walther with what would ultimately be known as the P.38 and Mauser with its experimental HSv locked-breech design.
Although the Mauser was less expensive than the Luger in was more expensive than the Walther, which led to the P.38 design winning the trials.
The HSv is also featured in The Walther Pistols 1930-1945 Vol. I by Buxton. He states "extremely few of the Mauser guns (HSv) were made, only one is definitely known to exist now." This one sold for $74,750 at auction a couple years ago.
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