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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.

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.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Inside Leupold & Stevens; Remington American Hunter Model 700; Mauser Bolo Pistol

American Rifleman TV continues its U.S. northwest tour with a visit to Leupold & Stevens, the world's largest manufacturer of rifles with global distribution.

Magnificent Mausers: An Exploration Of Unusual Pistols And Carbines

With more than a million made, the Mauser C96 Broomhandle was one of the most successful pistols of all time. Less familiar are the many experimental and developmental Mausers that didn’t make the grade.

Handguns of The Great War: Belgium and France

Watch this feature segment on the "Handguns of World War I" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

Handguns of The Great War: Lugers and Broomhandles

Watch this feature segment on the "Handguns of World War I" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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