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The 'Banner' Mauser: Model 98 Standard Modell

Mauser's famous rectangular banner logo, first used in 1909, appeared on an export rifle called the “Standard Modell,” which would become known in collecting circles as the “Mauser Banner.”

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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