Tag: Mauser

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Lapua releases 6,5 Creedmoor

In the Nordic, the 6.5×55mm (also called 6.5×55 Swedish (Mauser) and 6,5 × 55 SE) is widely know and used – and will continue to be. However, not long ago a lot of shooters started talking and (a few) also bought rifles in 6,5 Creedmoor. My own experience with [Read More…]

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A Trip to the Bundeswehr’s Fantastic Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, Part 2: Selfloading Rifles, Cont’d [GUEST POST]

The history of modern small arms is in part so fascinating because of how many firearms have been developed even in obscure circumstances, and how many of those obscure small arms still exist in museums and private collections around the world. Even though I make [Read More…]

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Tactical Wood from Schultz & Larsen

Never heard of Schultz & Larsen? They are a Danish rifle and silencer manufacturing company founded almost a century ago in 1919 For those looking for a different “Tactical”, let us introduce the the Schultz & Larsen Tactical. According to the Danes, [Read More…]

"First generation" intermediate calibers together. Left to right: 7.92x33 Kurz, 7.62x39 (commercial lookalike standing in for M43), .280/30 British, 7.62x45 Czech, 7.92x40 CETME, 7.5x38 Swiss.

The Mauser 1914 Pistol


Mauser is much more well known for their long guns than their hand guns, but in this installment of TFBTV we look at a very prolific early 20th century handgun made by the Mauser company in significant quantities. This is the Mauser 1914, which was a very popular pistol back in the day. Thanks to [Read More…]

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BREAKING: The Next French Infantry Rifle Is German – Heckler & Koch Reportedly WINS French AIF Rifle Competition

According to an as of yet uncorroborated report from the French publication RETEX MAG, the next French rifle will be a variant of the German-made Heckler & Koch HK416. The report cites notices sent out to the five participants in the French Army’s AIF (Arme [Read More…]

What Makes A Bolt Action Rifle Great?


There are many factors to consider before shelling out your hard earned cash on a bolt action rifle, and in this video we go through a few characteristics that we feel are desirable. As some of the least restricted firearms in the world, people in almost any country can obtain a bolt gun and while [Read More…]

Mauser K98k Field Strip


The Mauser 98 stands in history as Paul Mauser’s masterpiece; Every little thing, every improvement that he could think of came together in the Model 1898, and the K98k is a carbine version of his famous rifle. The K98k rifle is notorious for being used and implemented by Nazi Germany, but [Read More…]

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Top 5 Most Fun Guns


Some firearms just are more fun to shoot than others, and in this list Alex runs through his five favorite guns to shoot (at this time). Guns don’t have to be expensive to be fun. This list includes some unusual stuff: A single shot breechloader, a centerfire bolt action, a shotgun, a rimfire [Read More…]

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Operating Systems 201: Rotary Locking

We introduced you to the concept of locking in a previous one of our 201-level posts on how firearms work, and today we’re going to talk about what has become the most common locking mechanism for rifles: Rotary locking. If to lock an action, you need to create [Read More…]

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K98k Rifle: Backbone of the Wehrmacht


The German K98k served Nazi Germany from the mid 1930s until the end of World War II, and was by far the most prolific German small arm during the conflict. The rifle is essentially a shorter, lighter, and handier version of the old Gewehr 98 rifles with some tweaks and modifications to make it more [Read More…]

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Top 5 WWII Rifles


The nations engaged in World War II all fielded one or more main infantry rifle, and in this episode of TFBTV, we take a look at five that we believe to be the best. Remember this is a list of rifles, so submachineguns, machine guns, assault rifles, and so on are not included. Transcript … [Read More…]

Swedish Mauser Run and Gun


The Mauser series of rifles are some of the finest that have ever graced the earth, and there is a debate among some enthusiasts as to which is better: the 98 or 96. While the 96 rifles cock on close, we have run a 98 as well on the course. In this run and gun, […] Read More …

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Top 5 Rifles That Changed The World


Some firearms have had such a great impact on global events that their very silhouette is synonymous with global events. This is a list of 5 truly revolutionary firearms that have helped shape the world as we know it today. Please remember to subscribe to our humble channel! Every subscriber helps! [Read More…]

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Why I Like Old Guns…


Too often I am confronted with the question “why do you have so many old guns?”. Well, the answer is pretty simple, and I lay it out quickly in a three minute video. Modern firearms have their place, but shooting antiques is definitely more my style. Please remember to subscribe to our [Read More…]

Top 5 Overly Complicated Guns


Some guns are famed for their elegant simplicity, but some are notorious for their complexity. In this video, we take a look at five firearms that are overly complicated for one reason or another, with some shooting footage in the mix. Thanks to our sponsors Ventura Munitions and Grizzly Targets. [Read More…]

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Mosin Vs. Mauser Shootout!


During the first and second World Wars, Russian and German infantry were armed with Mosin Nagants and Mauser 98 rifles respectively. Thus, the Eastern Front twice saw these two rifles pitted up against one another in countless engagements. In this installment of TFBTV, Alex and Miles drag out a 114 [Read More…]

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Tactical Mauser Pistol

This picture has been going around social media over the weekend. Some think it is airsoft. Who cares? It looks very interesting and i commend the person or persons involved with making this conversion. I like the blending of the modern with a classic. Here are some [Read More…]

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The Mauser 98: The Perfect Rifle

As one of the younger members of the TFB staff, it allows me to have a unique perspective into our great hobby by regularly going shooting with people of all ages and backgrounds, and I really enjoy the diversity. When you go with the younger crowd, the name of the game [Read More…]

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K98 Mauser Photos

Mike, a reader of TFB, bought a K98 Mauser from Mitchell’s Mausers and emailed me some photos. Mike says … I also have a Yugo Mauser from them. The Yugo was made in 1946 at a German plant after they were kicked out. The K98 was made in 1941, the quality [Read More…]