Model Mauser Automatic Pistol Table Of Parts

This is the barrel, whose rear forging forms a barrel extension with guides for travel in the receiver. The rear of the extension is hollow to receive the breechblock inserted from the rear. In early models, such as this one, the rear sight was also part of the breechblock forging. In later models, separate rear sights were used. 2 The breechblock with gripping wings at its extreme rear protruding from its entrance to the barrel extension in which it is housed. 3 Recoil spring mounted around...

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On his return to Germany Mauser resumed with feverish activity his never-ending round of work. He developed a special rifle and carbine in 6.5mm caliber in which he interested the Swedish Government. In August 1894 they ordered 5,000 pieces and in June, 1895, another 7185 pieces. Again it is of significance that additional Mausers were manufactured not at the Mauser plant, but at the Carl Gustave Stads Firearms Factory at Eskilstuna from Mauser-designed machinery. Mauser received a royalty on...

Model Belgian Mauser Right Side Phantom View Showing Bolt In Full Rear Position And Loaded Clip Of Cartridges Inserted

Mauser Model 105

The details of the barrel jacket construction may be seen. The type of magazine follower and spring was altered considerably from the original concept in the interests of simplicity of design. Pressing down with the thumb on the top cartridge will force all the cartridges down out of the grip of the sides of the clip, and by bearing down on the follower and its lever will compress the flat spring below it to provide motive power to force the cartridge up during rearward operation of the bolt....

Operation Of Modern Mauser Systems

A study of the functioning of the first Belgian model covers in general all details of operation of future models with minor exceptions which will be noted in the text. Mauser's original design was so fundamentally correct that it has never been possible to do more than modify it, and as in our own Springfield (which is a Mauser action), to improve, or more correctly, to refine it to a degree. As the bolt lever (handle) is lifted to open the action, the cocking stud projecting into the groove...

The MS

This has a 26.5 inch round barrel. A 10-shot magazine was available. The action and barrel are grooved for sight and telescope. Sight may be adjustable micrometer or tangent. The foresights are driven in from the front and are interchangeable. A triangular, a bead and a blade front sight are supplied. A wing safety is provided on the bolt. The trigger and trigger guard are roughened. The walnut stock has a vulcanite steel plate and pistol grip. Vulcanite cap on pistol...

Mauser Model H Sc

Left side view showing chamber loaded and all parts at rest. Rear elevation showing arrangement of cartridges in magazine. When the grip on the breechblock-slide is released, the recoil spring expands and thrusts forward on the head of the slide to drive it forward. The feed surface on the bottom of the breechblock face of the slide hits a cartridge in the top of the magazine and forces it into the firing chamber. The extractor through action of its spring transmitted through the buffer pin...

Mauser Pistols

Paul Mauser invented the first really successful military automatic pistol. While numerous experimental models had been manufactured at an earlier date, it was not until Mauser in 1896 patented his military automatic pistol that a weapon of reliable design was produced. The diagram shown on page 172 is from the original specification filed by Mauser. It is remarkable in that this design was so right initially, that in all the years of manufacture from 1898 when it was first put on the market...

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Charged or the platform is pushed down by the finger. This serves to notify the firer that the weapon is empty. 10. A cutoff is provided on the Turkish rifle permitting the magazine to be held in reserve as in the case of the United States Springfield while the weapon is used as a single loader. The mechanics and operations are otherwise substantially the same as those already described for the Belgian Model. These differ but slightly from the corresponding German types, notably the Gewehr and...

Miscellaneous Early Mauser Rifles To

In 1895, 1896, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1905, and 1907, various minor modifications of Mausers were made at Oberndorf, for various foreign government. Those after 1904 differ essentially only in caliber. During the period the Germans made wide manufacturing contacts. Arrangements were made for the manufacture of their rifles at the great F. N. plants at Herstal, in Belgium, and this firm later filled export orders when Germany was not permitted to do so. During this period also the Mauser and the...

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Buffer pins inserted into the extractor spring activate the extractor under pressure of its spring both when snapping into the extracting groove in the cartridge case on forward movement of the breechblock, and in pivoting away from that groove as the ejector on rearward movement of the breechblock compels ejection through the port in the right side of the slide. The rear buffer pin retains the thumb safety in the slide in its applied position. These assemblies should not normally be...

Magazine Loaded

The cartridge is rimless and measures 3.08 inches overall and weighs 377.4 grains. The bullet is round-nosed and made of lead with a steel jacket. The bullet length is 1.21 inches, the maximum diameter is .284 inch, and the bullet weight is 172.8 grains. The charge is 38.3 grains of nitro-cellulose. The muzzle velocity is aproximately 2290 feet per second and the chamber pressure about 45000 pounds per square inch. (Modern specifications vary somewhat). 2. The Spanish pattern as used in 1892 is...

Full Automatic Action

In full automatic action, the side plate is pushed back to point R. In this position the pin inside is turned so that its cam faces the trigger lever, thereby advancing the trigger lever about .25 inch to the front. This changes the angle of trigger nose to sear lever hence when the trigger is pulled, while the sear lever is elevated somewhat it still cannot slip off the nose of the trigger lever. Thus as long as finger pressure is maintained, the sear cannot engage with the hammer bent to hold...

Loaded The Pistol Is Ready To Fire

Rear view showing arrangement of cartridges in straightline magazine. Left. Right side view at end of recoil stroke showing ejection port in slide. The trigger is equipped with a heavy boss having a thick pin milled out of the receiver on the left side below the breech. There is a nose above and to the rear of this boss which engages with the interceptor block placed above it. This interceptor block is pivoted to the tail of the sear. A small coil spring below the interceptor acts to...

Model Argentine Mauser

In 1891 Argentina adopted a slightly modified version of the Turkish rifle. It was improved with a strengthened bolt. The caliber of this rifle was also 7.65 mm or .301 inch. The length of the rifle was 48.5 inches, and the weight without bayonet about 8.5 pounds. The bayonet adds 1 pound of.weight. The arm could be single loaded or loaded with the Mauser clip of 5-cartridges in standard fashion. The cartridges were retained in the standard magazine in single line. The cartridge was 3.07 inches...

The Rise Of The Mauser Cliploader

Shortly after the introduction of the Model 1888 rifle into Germany, Belgium considered adopting a similar type of multiple (or packet) loading arm. However, after careful consideration and tests of loading systems, it was decided that a more desirable form than the Mannlicher would be one in which the cartridges could be inserted singly to reload the magazine when time or opportunity permitted in which the clip would not constitute a necessary part of the magazine mechanism, since rusting or...

The M

The barrel is 24-inches long. A spring type open rear sight with screw adjustment for elevation and a bead foresight are standard. Sling swivels are provided, and a pistol grip which is full checkered. This arm has a safety catch. The overall length is 40.5 inches, and the weight about 4.5 pounds. A heavy model of the above was made, fitted with tangent curve sight graduated from 30 to 200 yards, wind gauge, and having the bead front sight dovetailed into a raised block....

Section

Close-up view of the first Mauser bolt action metallic cartridge rifle. Note unusual placement of bolt handle. 4) During opening, the striker is pulled back so far as to make its tip move behind the front surface of the breech face of the chamber, respectively of the bolt-head, thus preventing the possibility of a premature ignition due to the projection of the tip of the striker during loading (forward drive of the cartridge into the barrel). 5) The arrangement includes the extractor, fastened...

Closed

This view shows clearly the cam shape of the receiver bridge against which the side of the bolt handle operates in this design to provide the initial camming action. As the bolt handle is lifted, it must follow the curve in the bridge, and thereby act to withdraw the head of the bolt and provide tremendous primary extraction to start the swollen cartridge case out of the chamber. This extraction is much more powerful than in any other design of rifle. Upward movement of the handle also provides...

Mauser Semiautomatic Rifle With Longrecoil

LOCKING SYSTEM Right side view at moment of ejection. This is the third phase in long-recoil operation. The barrel has been returned by its spring to battery position ready to load. As the barrel was pulled forward from over the empty cartridge case, the ejector was actuated to hit the case held in the face of the breechblock by the extractor, resulting in ejection as shown. As the case leaves the rifle the breechblock catch is automatically freed. The compressed operating or recoil spring in...

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By the Fall of 1869, Norris failing to meet his obligations and provide financial support to the Mauser brothers, the two were compelled to return to their family home at Oberndorf where they set up to manufacture rifles in a small workshop in the home of Peter Paul's father-in-law. Before leaving Liittich they had insisted that Norris submit their rifle to the Royal Prussian School of Riflemanship. The results of the test there were so impressive that Wilhelm was invited to the Arsenal at...

Loading and Firing

When the bolt is thrust forward, the ejector is pressed to the left. The bottom of the bolt face strikes the top cartridge in the magazine and pushes it ahead into the firing chamber. As the cartridge is forced ahead, its base is compelled to rise up the bolt face until the extractor catches in the cartridge groove. When the bolt is about one inch from closing, the cocking stud is engaged by the sear. This results in the cocking-piece and the striker being held bac , while the bolt and bolt...

Mm Mauser Military Pistol

In 1908 Mauser introduced this pistol to shoot a special long 9mm cartridge. Because this model was used largely for shipment to Africa, South America and the Orient, where a larger caliber than the original 7.63mm was desired, it is frequently referred to as the Export Mauser. Enough of them reached the United States to encourage our ammunition makers to produce the special 9mm cartridges required for this pistol but manufacture has been discontinued for a number of years. There is no...

Ready To Fire

After insertion of a cartridge in the feed way, the bolt handle was pushed forward to chamber the cartridge and permit the extractor to snap over the rim of the case. The bolt handle was then turned down to the right. Since the nose of the cocking-piece was bearing against the bolt cylinder, turning down the bolt handle completed cocking the arm and compressing the striker spring by direct rearward thrust through its cam action. Note that the shock of discharge is taken principally by the rear...

Model Right Side View Of Receiver Section

German Mauser 1871 Infantry

ACTION CLOSED This design differs radically from the current Mauser. The bolt is of entirely different construction but incorporates the basic cocking features found in all later Mauser rifles. This specimen was manufactured in 1872 at the Spandau Arsenal. While called the 1871 Model because of its original adoption in that year, actual specimens were not delivered for field use until 1872, after changes had been made in the safety. The safety system is essentially the same as that in use...

Model Turkish Right Side Phantom View With Magazine Empty And Last Cartridge In

FIRING CHAMBER DISCHARGED The magazine spring acting on the follower lever has thrust the follower arm up to fullest extent. All parts are in complete rest positions. Firing pin point is still imbedded in the primer of the fired cartridge case. The first movement of turning the bolt handle up acts through cam action of the cam slot in the rear of the bolt cylinder against the cocking-piece to draw the striker back within the bolt. Except for a slightly heavier bolt construction, this design is...

Shoulder Stock

When the short barrel model was issued, an improved form of shoulder stock with lightened wooden butt as shown was introduced. Except for minor details, however, it is identical with the original model. rear sight except when the pistol is at full cock. The rear sight is a plain V which is not adjustable. The front sight is part of the barrel forging itself. A thumb safety on the left side of the receiver is pushed down to lock the hammer safety when the weapon is cocked. This original design...

Model Spanish Infantry Rifle Phantom View Of Right Side Of Action Showing Bolt Withdrawn And Rifle Ready For Loading

A comparison of this drawing with that of the Spanish Model 91. and Model 92-93, will show the principal differences in design. The magazine follower and spring construction and the magazine base plate removal system vary in all these models. The sear and trigger system of the 92-93 and 93 Models are alike and are improved over the Model 91. Note that in this type of design while the initial opening movement of the bolt withdraws the point of the firing pin back within the bolt head, the spring...

Chamber

In this position, as the bolt handle is lifted it will first withdraw the striker back into the bolt away from the head of the fired case, this being accomplished by cam action. As the bolt handle is lifted through 90 degrees to the left, and drawn straight back, it will withdraw the empty cartridge case and strike it against the ejector to hurl it out of the rifle. As the bolt travels back and ejects, it will ride down the head of the pivoted cartridge elevator on which a cartridge is resting....

Applied

This pistol is an essentially simple design. Like the Mauser Military Pistol, it has a maximum of built-in contacts and bearing surfaces and does not depend upon pins or screws for its assembly. Dismounting this arm is quite simple The recoil spring guide protruding with its locking edges from the receiver below the muzzle, is pressed and turned to free it. It is then pulled forward for removal. The slide is then drawn back over an empty magazine. The barrel may then be lifted straight up out...

Gewehr Kar K Kar K

(Note Mechanically these are practically identical, as are sporting Mausers in general). The German army, which had been using the Gewehr 88, adopted on April 5, 1898 the improved form of the Mauser rifle listed as Gewehr 98. This arm was also introduced in short length as a carbine. In 1905 these rifles were bored to give larger groove diameter for the new S bullet. In 1908 a further modification was introduced which was patterned after our 1903 Springfield to combine the features of rifle and...

Der Karabiner

Jtt& fi ff* . -Xfartifak tiittrwuMtt Das Ausziehen und Auswerfen der Patronenh lse Herman ordnance chart of the last Mauser model. Mechanically it is the same as the Gewehr 98. All Mauser and Mauser System rifles wherever made since 1924 are based on the above design. This differs from the World War I 1898 design in having a broader gas flange a magazine follower which holds the bolt open when last shell is ejected, different sights and stock. It is also shorter. Mechanically all are nearly...

In Barrel

Mauser Pistol

At the end of the recoil stroke, after the empty cartridge case has hit the ejector and been hurled out of the pistol, the magazine spring forces a cartridge up into line. The recoil spring, now fully compressed, reasserts itself and drives the slide forward to chamber the top cartridge from the magazine. When the trigger is released momentarily, its spring moves it forward and also thrusts the interceptor block up into its cut in the underside of the slide. At this point, the trigger catch is...

German Repeating Rifle

Pump Shotgun Silhouette

The repeating rifle developed by Mauser from his original bolt action single shot rifle was formally adopted by the German government in 1884. Officially designated as Infantry Repeating Rifle M. 71-84, it used the self same 11 mm (.433) cartridge as used in the earlier single-shot model. The new Mauser was adopted after gruelling field tests following trials by the Army Commission which in 1884 recommended the adoption for the army of this rifle. By the spring of 1886 the entire German Army...

Model German Infantry Rifle Right Side View Showing Action Closed

It is included in this book because tremendous quantities were manufactured by Mauser and by Ludwig Loewe and Company who controlled the M user finances, at the time of manufacture. This rifle was developed by a German Army Commissi an, and Paul Mauser was particularly bitter about its adoption. While the bolt is modified from the original Mauser design, the magazine is a modified Mannlicher, as is much of the rest of the arm. This rifle used the 7.9 mm cartridge...

Development Of French Competition

When the French finally awoke to the fact that the Germans had completely equipped their army with repeating rifles, France undertook the development of a similar magazine rifle. In his Military Small Arms and Ammunition 1902 , R. H. Angier, one of the outstanding English authorities in the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century writes Desultory experiments were made with magazine arms, but no Great Power followed the example of Switzerland until it became known that the German Government had...

Model Spanish Mauser Top View Of Action

Produce Mauser Rifle

Note the improved style of bolt removal. This has been carried through on all later Mauser rifles. When the bolt is in full rear position, pushing out on the pivoted thumb piece seen at the rear left of the receiver, permits withdrawal of the bolt as a unit to the rear. The camming surfaces on the top of the receiver show clearly how upward movement of the bolt handle compels the turning and withdrawing movement essential to effective primary extraction.

Model German Infantry Rifle

The German Rifle Model of 1888 has been the subject of controversy among gun experts for years. Because the rifle was loaded with a clip resembling that of the Mannlicher and based on his patents, it is often mistakenly referred to as the M nnlicher or as the Mauser-Mannlicher. Its official designation was German Infantry Model 1888 but it is often listed in Germany as Mauser and Commission. This rifle was actually a development of the German Infantry Board or Commission and no receiver of this...

To All Whom It May Concern

Be it known that we, Samuel Norris, of Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America, at present residing in London, England, and Wilhelm Mauser and Paul Mauser, both of Oberndorf on the Neckar, in the Kingdom of Wurtemburg, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms and we do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification. The said...

Mauser Type B 9x57 For Sale

MAUSER MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE This Model with telescope and set triggers was designed for precision game shooting. Except for the triggers, it is mechanically the same as the Gewehr 98. Stocks, calibers, general specifications and magazine floor plate release systems vary to a tremendous degree but the mechanics are the same generally. These rifles weighed about 7.25 to 7.75 pounds. A table of ballistics for their cartridges is listed above. Ammunition when available...

The Feed Guide

Automatic Pistol Bullet Feeder

As a first step In loading this weapon, it is necessary to grasp the bolt wings at the rear of the breechblock and pull to the rear. The breechblock will ride over and cock the hammer, and the recoil spring will be compressed within the breechblock as shown in the drawing. The magazine follower will hold the breechblock in rear position. Inserting a clip in the clip guide and stripping the cartridges down into the magazine, then withdrawing the clip will release the breechblock and let it run...

Specifications

M16 Auto Sear Hole Location

The caliber of this model is 7.65mm or 301 inch. The overall length is about 50 inches. The barrel measures 30.7 inches. The rifle weighs about 8.5 pounds without bayonet, the bayonet adding an additional pound. The arm may be loaded with individual cartridges or may be loaded with 5-rounds directly from the clip. No cut off is provided, but the magazine may be charged at any time by opening the action and inserting cartridges. The rifling is 4-grooves to the right with a twist of 1 in 9.842...

Model Turkish Right Side Receiver With

Pump Shotgun Silhouette

ACTION CLOSED Note that magazine design is a modification of the Belgian. This arm is designed for loading through the top with single cartridges or with a clip. The barrel is not provided with a jacket. MODEL 90 TURKISH. RIGHT SIDE PHANTOM VIEW SHOWING MAGAZINE LOADED, BOLT THRUST FORWARD FAR ENOUGH TO REMOVE CLIP ENTIRELY AND TO START CARTRIDGE TOWARDS FIRING CHAMBER This demonstrates clearly the operating principle of loading in all rimless type cartridges when worked through a Mauser type...

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The success of the Spencer and Henry repeating rifles introduced in the American Civil War, and of the Winchester rifle which grew out of the Henry and was used with terrible effect by the Turks against the Russians, forced German military officials to recognize the need for a magazine rifle which would give increased infantry firepower. Peter Paul Mauser, being very close indeed to the Rifle Testing Commission, was of course thoroughly familiar with the desire of the military for such a...

Mauser Model H Sc Caliber

Mauser 1934 Handgun Disassembly Diagram

Left side view with side cutaway to show arm uncocked but ready for firing by double action pull-through on trigger. When there is a cartridge in the firing chamber, it is not necessary to thumb or slide cock this weapon to fire it for the first shot. Slide detail showing extractor and spring and thumb safety spring. barrel against the abutment near the barrel chamber. This compression provides the motive power for forward motion of the breechblock-slide. The slide is machined in the rear...

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Remington amp Sons manufactured a variety of rifles for the North. Samuel Norris of Bristol, Rhode Island, sought War Department contracts as agent for Remington. In January 1865 he obtained one order for 5,000 carbines. These arms used the split breech mechanism as invented by Leonard Geiger and improved by Joseph Rider. When the hammer was thumbed back, the breechblock could be rolled back on its axis pin to expose the chamber for loading. The breechpiece...

Action Closed

Bolt Action Rifle Cutaway

The cutaway section at the front of the metal receiver bridge across the rear of the action provides a guide for insertion of the loaded clip. As the bolt handle is turned up, its lower end where it faces the cylindrical bridge section of the receiver moves against the inclined plane to provide the leverage necessary to loosen the cartridge in the chamber and provide primary extraction. Thus as the handle is raised, its bearing against the plane or cam surface on the receiver bridge compels the...

Model Mauser Semi Automatic Rifle

Bolt Mechanism Cartridge Ejector

This is a long-recoil operated rifle using military cartridges, but is of very complicated design. A long-recoil automatic weapon may be generally defined as one in which the barrel and the breechblock recoil locked together for a greater distance than the overall length of the cartridge employed. The barrel stays locked to the breech mechanism for the full length of the unlocking strode. The breech mechanism is then caught and held automatically by a special catch while a barrel-return spring...

Caliber Mm Mauser

This arm known in Germany as the Schnell-Feuer-Pistole is a full and semi-automatic weapon which is not strictly a pistol. It is more directly classifiable as a submachine gun. It should be emphasized that its unlicensed ownership in the U. S. is a criminal offense, punishable under Federal Law. It must be registered with the Federal Authorities. This arm is a modification of the original Military Model 7.63mm Mauser, and partakes of most of its general characteristics. It was manufactured with...

Wtp Ii

This weapon was introduced in 1939 by Mauser as an improved form of the earlier Model I. It can be distinguished at once from the earlier Model by the fact that its grip is much more sharply curved, extending back over the top of the hand, and by the position of its thumb safety. The thumb safety on this model operates below the left hand stock, the thumbpiece protruding directly to the rear of the trigger. When forced down it leaves the pistol ready to fire. The general mechanism is the same...

The Earliest Mauser Rifles

In the interests of historical documentation, the following literal translation from the German of the description given by Theodor Schmid, Director of the Waffenfabrik Mauser A.-G. at the turn of the century, is of distinct value. Schmid was a personal friend and confidant of Paul Mauser, and his description of the earliest Mauser rifles, as well as his sidelights on Norris, had the approval of the great inventor. These details, therefore, constitute the best available authority on one phase...

The American Who Controlled The Mausers

Who was Samuel Norris Just what part did he actually play in the development of the Mauser rifle P How did the Remington firm figure in Norris association with the Mauser Brothers In contacts with the Mauser organization before the war, and in all my studies of original German contemporary records of the Mauser organization and its affiliates, I could never unearth any satisfactory answers to those questions. Norris was European agent for Remington in the late 1860's. He entered into a contract...

Pistol

This is the last production automatic pistol designed by Mauser engineers before World War II halted their activities. This arm uses the standard 32 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge. The magazine holds 8 cartridges and another cartridge may be inserted in the chamber giving a capacity of 9. The barrel is 3.37 inches long, the overall length is 6.5 inches, and the pistol weighs 20.6 ounces. The action is straight blowback, no lock being necessary in a weapon of this caliber and design. This...

Headspace and Gas Escape

Headspace on genuine Mausers is always held to very close tolerances. The cartridge case head protrudes about 2.8 mm past the face of the chamber into the lug well when seated with the action open. The barrel and the recessed face of the bolt surround the cartridge completely on all sides except at the extractor cut, thereby reducing the danger of blown cartridge case heads to an absolute minimum. A ring shaped groove machined into the receiver between the chamber and the locking lug, is...

The Mm Turkish Mauser

After intensive experimentation and observation Mauser had found that the best ballistics could be obtained, with the black powder then used, by reducing the caliber to 9.5 mm. This new rifle with improved locking lugs was offered for Turkish tests. In 1887 Turkey gave an order through Ludwig Loewe amp Company of.Berlin for 500,000 rifles and 50,000 carbines of this caliber and design Mauser and Loewe being 50-50 partners in the order. This rifle was 49.5 inches overall and weighed 937 lbs. The...

Model Mauser Single Shot Pistol

Note the short hammer travel. Pistol fired, all parts at rest. in the cylinder wall. During the act of cocking, the stud operating in the cut brought the cylinder around the distance of one chamber and lined the chamber up with the mouth of the barrel. Samuel Colt developed a cylinder revolving on this general system. It was never produced in quantity, however. The English Webley-Fosbey Automatic Revolver and the U. S. Union Arms Company Automatic Revolver also...

The German Service Carbine

Mauser Vergueiro

Note special turned-down bolt handle characteristic of this model. The bolt handle locks down in front of the receiver bridge which is split to allow rearward bolt handle movement. All modern Mausers except the old Portuguese Mauser-Vergueiro have bolts which lock down to the rear of the cylindrical bridge. Photograph from specimen encountered in World War II. Note that modern German 7.9 mm military cartridges are potentially dangerous to use in this design. any cartridges in the clip, it was...

Model Serbian Top View Of Action

Serbian Mauser

The left hand receiver wall in this design more fully encloses the bolt than in the earlier German type. This was one of the important modification of design. It gave added strength to the action and provided for easier loading and better type ejection. MODEL 78-80 SERBIAN INFANTRY RIFLE. Right side view of the rifle with action closed. This design was also made in the shorter carbine form. This rifle measured 50.7 inches overall and weighed 9.9 lbs. The caliber was .395 inch, the barrel being...

Early Mauser Pistols And Revolvers

Mauser made two patterns of revolvers, both of unusual design utilizing a coil mainspring as shown in the drawing housed below the cylinder in the frame. The first type was a solid frame revolver. A loading port of standard type was provided on the right side of the frame. This was a standard single action type weapon in which the hammer had to be cocked for each shot. The second type was a hinged frame design with automatic extrac-

The Schueler Mausers

In the field of large caliber high priced sporting rifles, the Mauser action has been adapted very widely. Perhaps the finest of these adaptations is that by Schueler at Suhl, Germany. Most of these rifles, like the genuine Waffenfabrik Mausers, have magazines containing 5-cartridges. Barrels may be partly octagon and partly round. 1. Type I has a 24-inch barrel with malted top rib. A tangent curve sight can be regulated up to 1000 meters. Other types of rear sights are used however. These...

Side View With Action Closed Ready To Fiee

Mauser 8mm Converted Semi

MODEL 06-08, MAUSER SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE, RIGHT SIDE VIEW OF RECEIVER WITH ACTION CLOSED. This model has the standard 5-shot magazine. Note that cocking handle on this arm is on top of the breechblock. The magazine release catch provided to permit insertion of an oversized magazine may be seen directly ahead of the trig-gerguard. MODEL 06-08, MAUSER SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. TOP

Model Spanish Mauser

In 1893 a very slightly modified version of this rifle was manufactured by Loewe for the Spaniards and shipped to Cuba. 30,000 rifles and carbines were delivered to Spanish troops there. These rifles were the backbone of the Spanish defense in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. At the battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba, 15,000 of our troops attacked the hill defended by a mere 700 Spaniards, armed with Model 1893 Mauser rifles. The fact that the cartridges were smokeless, that the rifles were...

Model Carbines

Three forms of carbines were made in quantity in the Model 1888. One was the rifle itself cut down 10.5 inches and with the bolt handle bent down somewhat. This was really a short rifle. The second was slightly shorter and had a stock which came to the muzzle. The front band served also as sight guard. This bolt was straight as in the standard rifle. Number three was the same as number two except that the bolt handle was turned down and a stacking rod was provided. The 1888 in all its forms was...

Cartridge In Firing Chamber Discharged

The drawing shows the arm after the trigger has been pulhd, causing it to pivot and release the sear from engagement with the striker. The striker spring driving the striker forward forces the firing pin point through the hole in the breechblock face to fire the cartridge. As the cartridge is chambered, the compressed magazine spring acting through its guide forcing against the nose of the magazine follower tilts that member and causes its arm to force the remaining 4-cartridges in the magazine...

Special Mauser Shortrecoil Locking System

Top Line Right side and rear detail of action. The action is fully forward and locked. Note that in this unusual design the lock is a heavy pivoting member which supports the actual breechblock at its rear. The guide tracks in the rear of the receiver indicate the distance of rearward travel of the action during recoil, cl and c2 are the lock cam faces which bring about the unlocking and locking movements . Second Line Right side view of weapon locked ready for firing, showing details of sear...

Taschen Pistole mit Federverschluss

Taschenpistole

Mauser pocket pistols were manufactured in only two calibers for general production. The first, introduced in 1910, was for the 6.35mm Browning cartridge which we know as the .25 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge. It was followed by an arm of 7.65mm caliber of the same design, differing only in dimensions as required by the increased caliber and by the finger serrations on the slide. In 1934, a new model Neues Modell was introduced which varied mechanically very The Mauser 6.35 mm .25 ACP Pocket...

Model Mauser Hunting Rifle With Set Triggers Right Side View With Action Open And Clip Inserted In Guide Ready For

Mauser Hunting

When the cartridges have been stripped down by the thumb into the magazine, a forward thrust on the bolt handle will knock the empty clip out of the clip guide. Note details of the famous third rear safety lug on bolt cylinder ahead of handle, and also of bolt travel guide rib on bolt cylinder. Except for the set triggers, all mechanical parts of this model interchange with the standard German military type. Note Magnum actions and special sporting cartridge designs are not commonly clip...

Ejector Mechanism

The Mauser ejector pivots on the same pin as the bolt stop of which it forms a part. It is triangular in shape, and is flat. It is actuated by a spring inside the bolt stop lever. There is a slot cut in the left locking lug and in the face of the bolt head for passage of the ejector and when the bolt is withdrawn, the ejecto springs into Mauser Kar. 98k. Action modified for volksturm use. Cal. 7.92 mm. In the emergency, Germany barreled and stocked some Mauser actions as shown. Bolts as a rule...

Mausernorris

Mauser Norris Bolt Action Rifle

Right side view of the original Mauser, the Mauser-Norris, with action closed. This rifle, first patented in the U. S. jointly toy Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser, inventors, and Samuel Norris of Springfield, Mass., as financial backer, is the parent arm from which the long line of Mauser rifles descended. This first design incorporated many of the basic Mauser charactertistics still in use in all bolt action military rifles. Illustrations from original early Mauser records. not exposed to...

Pistol Mauser 06 08 Experimental

Mauser Wtp 35mm

In the course of its manufacturing history, Mauser produced two types of vest pocket- pistols. The first of these arms, known as the W.T.P. 1 Westentaschen Model 1 , was introduced to meet the demand in Germany for a native vest pocket pistol to fire the 6.35mm .25 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge. It was designed to compare in size with the Colt Vest Pocket Automatic introduced in 1908 and its Belgian counterpart, the Baby Browning. This W.T. 1 Model was continued in manufacture until 1939. It...

Mm Parabellum Mauser Military Pistol

When a Mauser Military Pistol of the general 1898 design is encountered with the figure 9 painted on or burned into the stocks, it indicates a standard Mauser pistol with magazine and barrel adapted to handle the regular 9mm Luger cartridge known in Germany as the cartridge for Pistole 08 ' In other parts of the world it is called 9mm Parabellum Latin for war . This powerful 9mm cartridge must not be confused with the common 9mm short used in pocket pistols. During World War I, because of a...

For Rapid Magazine Unloading

Rifle Sectional View

In this type pushing a lever below the magazine bottom permits the bottom and magazine follower and spring to come out and permits removal of the cartridges without the necessity of working them through the action. Special hunting sights were furnished on this Model. As modified after 1924, this design ha5 the wide gas flange issued in that year. Photograph from original Mauser records. piece. The pistol grip is steel capped. The steel plate is ribbed and has a trap for cleaning rod which may...

Recoil Position With Breech Open

Model Mauser Automatic Pistol

MODEL 06-08, MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL, LEFT SIDE PHANTOM VIEW SHOWING STAGGERED MAGAZINE PARTLY LOADED AND A CARTRIDGE IN THE CHAMBER READY TO BE FIRED. Note that in this design, a powerful separate barrel return spring is necessary and is mounted with its guide directly below the chamber in the forward part of the receiver ahead of the magazine. This is a striker-fired weapon, the striker and its spring being mounted within the breechblock. The firing pih return spring is at the point of the...

Model Belgian Mauser Right Side Phantom View With Action Open And Bolt Started Slightly Forward

Note that it is not necessary to remove the empty clips manually. The bolt moving forward will hit the bottom of the clip and tilt it out of the weapon. Continued pressure on the bolt handle will cause the face of the bolt to strip the top cartridge forward and chamber it. Turning the bolt handle down when the forward action is completed will lock the lugs at the forward ends of the bolt cylinder securely in their receiver recesses and will complete by cam action the cocking of the rifle as...

Stolen Germn Mausers Ww11

MAUSER MAGAZINE PISTOL WITH TUBE MAGAZINE AND BLOCK LOCK Top Line Details of lock work, all parts at rest, left side view. Second Line Details of safety and lock plate. MODEL 86. MAUSER MAGAZINE PISTOL WITH TUBE MAGAZINE AND BLOCK LOCK Top Line Left side and rear details. Magazine is empty, but hammer is at full cock and pistol is locked. Second Line Left side view of Carbine model of this pistol design.

Attachment

The rear of the pistol grip is slotted to permit an engagement lug at the forward end of the shoulder stock to be thrust up to act as a secure locking unit. The shoulder stock is usually of wood and is hollowed out to act as a holster for the pistol when not in use as a shoulder piece. The button seen at the rear of the stock is a spring catch which opens the hinged butt-plate to permit insertion of the pistol for carrying. The range of this arm is in the neighborhood of 1,000 yards. Since the...

Type K Mauser Hunting Rifle With Single Trigger And Hunting Sights

Mauser Hunting Rifle

This type was developed with lever operated magazine bottom release, special forestock, sights and sling swivels for genera hunting use. Kurz or short actions are essentially reduced size military receivers and bolts. The original idea of using a shorter than standard action to reduce weight and speed operation was developed at Steyr in Austria, where 1910 Mexican and 1912 Serbian rifles were built. The current Yugoslav military action is shorter than the standard Kar. 98k. TYPE M MODEL 98-08....

Johann Nikolaus Von Dreyse Rifle

JOHANN NIKOLAUS von DREYSE, 1798-1868. Inventor of the needle gun, from which all modern bolt actions are derived. In France, where he worked for many years, his name is commonly written Jean Nicolas Dreyse. An original drawing of the Dreyse needle gun 1. THE Z NDNADELGEWEHR OF NICOLAS DREYSE The story o the Mauser rifles arid of all military bolt action rifles begins with the development of the Dreyse Needle Gun, the famous Z ndnadelgewehr. The inventor of this first successful bolt action gun...

Model Mauser Automatic Pistol

At the time of its introduction this pistol was believed by Mauser and his associates to be a tremendous advance in the field of automatic weapons. The simple locking mechanism operating through check valves, permitted pistol manufacture at a much lower cost than had heretofore been possible in the Mauser factory. The original Mauser 96 pistol was an extremely expensive arm to machine. However, the feature which most impressed Mauser's associates was, curiously enough, the elementary one of...

Model Belgian Mauser Right Side View Of Receiver Section With Bolt Fully Retracted

Belgian Mauser

This weapon was designed for quick loading through the top of the action with the now famous Mauser strip-in clip. The clip was inserted in the guide, and the cartridges were stripped down off it by thumb pressure directly into the magazine below. Note that the magazine was also removable to permit insertion of larger magazines and for cleaning. The bolt stop is in the form of a hinged lever with a tooth projecting into a groove in the receiver for the left locking lug of the bolt. This lever...

Mauser 7.9 X 56mm

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Mauser Caliber Single Shot Rifles

Mauser manufactured a large line of single shot and repeating bolt action .22 caliber rifles. Following is a list of the types 1. Bolt action single shot with 20-inch round barrel and standing rear sight. No safety catch. Overall length 27 inches. Weight 4 pounds. This is a low priced rifle for sale at competitive prices. It is not intended for accurate target work. 2. The second model single shot has a 25.5-inch barrel with tangent curve sight graduated from 30 to 200 yards and wind gauge. The...

Action Open And Magazine Loaded

Rifle Sectional View

This rifle, manufactured by Mauser as well as others but not of Mauser design functions as follows Lifting the bolt handle through 90 degrees to the left cams the firing pin point back inside the bolt cylinder and revolves the lugs at the forward end of the cylinder out of their recesses in the receiver. Initial extraction is also started by this movement. The bolt handle is pulled straight to the rear as far as it will go. A Mann-licher type clip of modified design holding 5-round nose Model...

Type A Sporter

This design was made in Germany specifically for foreign markets. It was finished much better than those for home consumption. Various types of sights were provided and this design was made in both single-trigger and double set-trigger types. The stock usually has a cheek-piece which is full checkered and a capped pistol grip. The fore-end tip is horn-capped. Sling swivels are provided, one on the barrel and the other on the stock. The usual barrel length of this type is 24-inches, round,...

7.63 Mauser Pistol

Countries Using Mauser Author's Note Historical Foreword The American Who Controlled the Mausers The Personal Account of Samuel Norris 1 The Zundnadelgewehr of Nicolas 2 The Mauser-Norris 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 65 8 The Development of French Competition 9 The First Serbian Repeater 10 The 9.5-mm Turkish Mauser 11 Model 88 German...

The Rise Of The Repeating Rifle

While the Mauser brothers were starting their work, the Spencer repeating rifle with a tube magazine in the stock had been developed in the United States by 1862 and had done terrible execution in our Civil War in 1865. It was followed shortly by the Henry, which soon was purchased by Winchester and altered to their famous Repeater this rifle carried the cartridges in a long tube below the barrel. Thirty thousand Winchester rifles were used by Turkey in their war against Russia in 1877-78 and...

J

Mauser Norris

TOP RECEIVER VIEW The locking lug on this arm is an exterior one locking down in the receiver on the right side behind the chamber section. This was the first crude form of the now world famous Mauser bolt. In order to produce a double-side locking device, there is a comparatively big stud on the chamber, below the forward end, in the same plane with the handle a matching counter-stud is provided on the opposite side, but this counter-stud is located slightly farther...

The German World War Ii Kar K

German Mauser Rifles

With plastic stock. 3. With special winter trigger. Mechanically these are all practically the same as the Gew. 98. However, they have the wide gas flange, magazine follower bolt stop, an d improved sights, etc. developed in 1924. Persian Mauser Carbine. Caliber 7.92 mm German. Mechanically the same as the German. Belgium made these Mauser System rifles and carbines for general export. Barrel lengths, stock types, slings, sights and calibers could be dictated by the...

The Personal Account Of Samuel Norris

Mauserrifles

In 1898, when the Mauser had proven itself a terrible weapon in the Boer War and in Cuba, when its name was a by-word in American newspapers, Samuel Norris sat down to write for posterity an account of his connection with the now famous rifle. The litde Bristol Phoenix and the New York Times carried his account, an engrossing summary which is as remarkable for what it leaves out as for what it tells. Of the era in which the brothers Mauser worked and nearly starved , Samuel Norris wrote Every...

Mausernorris Right Side Sectional View Of Receiver With Action Closed

Mauser Norris Model Rifle

The rifle is cocked and loaded ready for firing by pressure on the trigger Note the shape and position of the powerful ejector whose rear end is cammed down as the bolt is pulled to the rear, thereby lifting the front point of the ejector sharply to knock the empty case out the top of the rifle. the drawings which form part and parcel of it. As regards the patents awarded in other countries, not requiring an identification of the inventor, we quote here abstracts from Austrian Patents 17864...

With Action Closed

Mauser Recoil Operated Rifle

Note position of cocking handle and mounting of rear sight in this design. MAUSER ' VALVE-TYPE LOCK FOR SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHORT-RECOIL RIFLE Top Line Top view showing action locked. Rear ends of two locking arms are securely gripping cuts in breechblock. a is receiver b is barrel is breechblock m and m are lock faces. Second Line Top view showing action unlocked. As barrel and breechblock traveled back locked together, when the breech pressure dropped to safe limits the cam surfaces e and e of the...