NRA Gun of the Week: Mauser M18 Rifle

posted on October 20, 2018

For about the last 140 years, Mauser has brought to market rifles and pistols that have not only stood the test of time, but have inspired the shooting industry with mechanical innovations. Fast forward to SHOT Show 2018: Mauser released a bolt-action rifle geared toward America's riflemen and riflewomen, and at a friendly price—the M18. This synthetic-stocked bolt-action rifle features a cold-hammer-forged steel barrel, detachable box magazine and ergonomic styling. To find out more about Mauser’s M18 bolt-action rifle, watch our NRA Gun of the Week video.

Importer: Blaser USA, Inc.
Manufacturer: Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH (Germany)
Chambering: .308 Win.
Action Type: bolt-action center-fire repeating rifle
Barrel: cold-hammer-forged; 22” with five-groove 1:10” RH twist
Stock: black synthetic with rubberized grip inserts
Trigger: user-adjustable, single-stage; 3-lb. 6-oz. pull
Magazine: staggered, five-round detachable box
Weight: 6 lbs., 8 ozs.
MSRP: $699

Additional Reading:
A Look Back at the Mauser Model 1898 Rifle
Editors’ Picks 2018: Mauser M18 Rifle
Magnificent Mausers: An Exploration Of Unusual Pistols And Carbines



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