Mauser Rifles and Pistols

By W. H. B. Smith

Originally published in 1958
Reprinted here in its entirety by Sportsman’s Vintage Press, edited and optimized for web viewing.
Wilhelm and Paul Mauser

Wilhelm Mauser (left, 1834-1882) and Paul Mauser (right, 1838-1914)

CONTENTS

Countries Using Mauser Rifles
Author’s Note
Historical Foreword
1. The Zündnadelgewehr of Nicolas Dreyse
2. The Mauser-Norris 67-69
3. The Earliest Mauser Rifles
4. Model 71, the First Production Mauser
5. Model 1873 German Army Rifle
6. The Rise of the Repeating Rifle
7. Model 71-84 the First Successful German Repeating Rifle
8. The Development of the French Competition
9. The First Serbian Repeater
10. The 9.5-mm Turkish Mauser
11. Gewehr 88 German Infantry Rifle
12. Gewehr 88 Carbines
13. The Rise of the Mauser Clip Loader
14. Model 1889 Belgian Mauser
15. Operation of the Mauser System
16. Model 1890 Turkish Mauser
17. Model 1891 Argentine Mauser
18. Model 1890 Spanish Mauser
19. Model 1893 Spanish Mauser
20. Gewehr 98., Kar. 98K., Kar. 98K42
21. Miscellaneous Early Mauser Rifles, 1895-1907
22. Description Of Modern Mauser Rifles, 1898-1944
23. Semi-Automatic Mauser Rifles
24. Mauser Sporting Rifles
25. Mauser .22 Caliber Single Shot Rifles
26. Mauser .22 Caliber Repeating Rifles
27. Mauser-Type Rifles
28. Mauser Pistols
29. 9mm Mauser Military Pistol
30. 9mm Parabellum Mauser Military Pistol
31. Mauser M712 Full Automatic, 7.63-mm Mauser
32. Model 06-08 Automatic
33. WTP-1, Vest Pocket, 6.35-mm Browning (.25 ACP)
34. WTP-2, Vest Pocket, 6.35-mm Browning (.25 ACP)
35. Automatic Pocket, 6.35-mm and 7.65 Browning (.25 and .32 ACP)
36. HSc Automatic Caliber .32
37. Uncommon Mauser Pistols
38. Luger and P-38’s Manufactured by Mauser
39. Early Mauser Pistols and Revolvers
Conclusion

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