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Mauser: A Storied Innovator In Small Arms Design

Mauser’s a storied name in firearm lore. Perhaps more than any of its creations, the Model 1898—with its staggered magazine and controlled round feed—permanently cemented the firm in small arms history. It was years ahead of other designs, issued to German troops during World Wars I and II and is made to this today.

A Look Back at the Mauser Model 1898 Rifle

The vast majority of bolt-action rifles on the market today can trace much of their lineage to Paul Mauser’s Model 1898 rifle.

Model 1898 Mauser

The benchmark used to measure bolt-action rifles.

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