POTD: The Ultimate Mauser

Nathaniel F
by Nathaniel F
Nathaniel F
Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.

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  • Tassiebush Tassiebush on Jul 13, 2015

    It just looks beautiful!

  • Andrew Maxwell Andrew Maxwell on Jul 13, 2015

    I believe this was created a sporting rifle by the Mauser co. from the get go. Reference the Oberndorf African rifle, same rear sight. Stock shape, checkering pattern and bolt handle shape are all also factory Mauser sporting rifle.

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    • Iksnilol Iksnilol on Jul 14, 2015

      @Nathaniel F. Because stripper clips are cheaper than magazines and you aren't gonna singleload now are you? In those days detachable mags were primarily for maintenance reasons (try to quickly replace the mag on a SMLE or K31).