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Identifying Mauser Markings

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the January, 1971 issue: Identifying Mauser Markings.

The Mauser C96

One of the earliest automatic pistols enjoyed a pretty healthy service life. Mauser's exotic C96 is often called the Broomhandle because of the distinctively shape of the butt.

The Mauser M12

The M12 is a precise, but affordable, bolt-action rifle from the same group that created one of the most popular military and sporting rifles-Mauser.

The 7x57 mm Mauser: History & Performance

Developed in the early 1890s, the 7x57 mm Mauser was the high-speed, low-drag cartridge of its day, and it still holds its own more than a century after its adoption.

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 Mauser C96: A Look Back

In this installment of "A Look Back," we're checking out the Mauser C96 "Broomhandle," one of the earliest semi-automatic handguns.

Model 1898 Mauser

The benchmark used to measure bolt-action rifles.

Mauser Kar. 98k Receiver Codes

Factory codes for the Mauser Kar. 98k went through several changes during the design’s production run. Find out more here.

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?

I Have This Old Gun: Mauser 98 Standard Modell “Banner” Rifle

It’s one of the most famous trademarks in the firearm world—a rectangular banner with “Mauser” at its center. The company started using the logo in 1909, and it appeared on such famous guns as C96 “Broomhandle” pistols, interwar Oberndorf sporting rifles and on an export rifle called the “Standard Modell,” which would become known in collecting circles as the “Mauser Banner.”

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