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Where Have All the Mausers Gone?

Wiley Clapp says he hasn't seen a Chinese Mausers for many years. Was the market for them so big that they have all disappeared into safes?

A Look Back At The Mauser C96

At first look, the Mauser C96 seems as ungainly as a newborn colt. Its weight and bulk hardly lends itself to any modern notion of a carry gun, but a closer inspection reveals a gracefulness in construction no longer seen in today’s pistols.

The Belgian Model 1889 Mauser: The Rifle That Saved Paris

The modern, clip-loaded Model 1889 Mauser chambered in 7.65x53 mm was used by Belgian troops to slow down the German onslaught in 1914. It was superior Belgian marksmanship and the Model 1889 that gave the French and British time to pull off the "Miracle of the Marne."

Editor's Choice: Gletcher M712 CO2 Pistol

Gletcher, a company known for producing meticulously detailed pneumatic replicas of real firearms, has extended its product line to include the M712—a reproduction of the Mauser C96 Broomhandle’s M712 variant.

Rifleman Q&A: Souvenir Mauser 1914 Pistol

I am looking for some help with a pistol I inherited from my grandfather. One of his brothers brought it home as a souvenir after World War II. The gun has no Nazi markings.

Book Review: Ott-Helmuth von Lossnitzer, Technical Director of The Mauser Company

One of Germany’s leading arms industrialists during the Third Reich, von Lossnitzer served as technical director of the Mauser Works in Oberndorf for a dozen years before immigrating to America and continuing his gun-designing career with the U.S. Ordnance Corps.

Video: Model 1871 Mauser Rifle

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a vintage episode of American Rifleman TV to learn the German Mauser Model 1871's role in what is known as the Easter Rebellion.

This Old Gun: Mauser Model 1871/84

During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, the adversaries principally carried single-shot breechloaders that chambered paper or paper/linen cartridges.

The Guns of the Boer Commandos

Superior Boer marksmanship and Mauser rifles exacted a high price from the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. But the Boers used other arms as well—everything from single-shots to "Long" Lee-Enfields.

The K98k Zf 41—The First Scout Rifle?

From the American Rifleman archives is the story of the K98k, equipped with the low-power, long-eye-relief Zf 41 scope, it was the most numerous German sniper rifle of World War II.

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