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A small lever, which is also pivoted to the elastic bar, extends under the free end of this arm, and lies in contact with a shoulder or projection on the trigger, which is arranged in the usual position at the under side of the stock. When this trigger is pulled, the said shoulder or projection forces the small lever upward, and the said lever acts on the small arm, which, being thereby pressed against the bottom of the breech-shoe, forces the elastic bar down, and draws the catch...

Block And Short Recoiling Barrel

This is the original Mauser Military Model 7.63 mm caliber high velocity semi-automatic pistol. The design of this arm was so fundamentally correct that after over 50 years of use, the latest model varies from the first model only in few details. The cartridge except for slightly improved ballistics is also the same. This arm is a masterpiece of engineering design. It is very difficult to manufacture, but employs no holding pins. All parts fit into or are dovetailed into other parts. The only...

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This is the fantastic story of an application of the elementary turning door-bolt which made military history. It is the story of how the German Nicholas Dreyse recognized and utilized the idea of applying the push-and-tum-down principle of the common door-securing bolt to lock a cartridge in the firing chamber of a rifle. So secure was this new lock, that an entirely new form of military rifle was evolved which literally changed the face of war. It is the story of how two lowly German...

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As this book is written, the Mauser factories in Germany (in U. S. and British areas ) for the second time in less than half a century have been compelled to stop manufacture of weapons. But again for the second time in that period their manufacturing potential has not been seriously impaired. Meanwhile, in Russian areas they are reported in full operation Very early in the history of the Mauser organization, contacts and affiliations were made with the great Austrian Steyr Armory for the...

Mauser Type Rifles

Rifles manufactured on the Mauser system were very common in Europe. In military calibers, they were manufactured by Fabrique Nationale at Herstal, in Belgium, particularly in calibers 7.9 mm the standard German army cartridge. However, they were manufactured to order in all military calibers. Weapons of this caliber and of design practically identical with the German Kar. 98 were also manufactured at the official arms works at Brno, in Czechoslovakia. These Czech rifles are of very superior...

Mausernorris Right Side Sectional View Of Receiver With Action Closed

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 extractor is lodged in the bottom of the lock shoe, in such a manner as to permit it to swing. In the chamber there is a recess to receive the rear end of the extractor (bent as a hook in front)...

Model Mauser Automatic Pistol Left Side Phantom View With Action Closed And All Parts At Rest

The barrel and barrel extension, which travels in the receiver and which houses the firing assembly, are forged from a single unit in the genuine Mauser manufacture. At the instant of recoil, the barrel and the breechblock are securely locked by action of the toothed prop-up locking block seen with its teeth engaging in the underside of the breechblock. These teeth rise through a cut in the underside of the barrel extension to engage with notches in the underside of the breechblock when the...

Model Right Side Phantom View With Action Open Ready For Insertion Of Cartridge

Knob of bolt handle is not shown in drawing. Note details of cocking cam surface outlined in the cocking-piece. Unlike modern Mausers, these early types had a removable bolt head. It will be observed that the striker pin is back inside the bolt cylinder but is not yet held at full cock. The extractor works in a groove in the left side of the bolt cylinder, and is of spring steel. The ejector is mounted in the trigger spring and works through the bolt cylinder and the receiver. A safety lock...

Model Serbian Right Side Phantom View With Action Opened And Cartridge In Feedway Ready For Forward Bolt Thrust

The striker pin is drawn back into the breech bolt cylinder as a result of the camming action as the bolt handle was lifted. Pushing the bolt forward will cause its face striking against the base of the cartridge to drive the cartridge forward and chamber it. The extractor movably mounted in the bolt head will snap over the rim of the case ready to extract it on rearward movement. As the bolt handle is turned down to lock into its receiver cut, the turning...

Model Spanish Infantry Rifle Right Side View Of Action

Spanish Firearms

The receiver metal on the right side of the bolt opening has been cut away to facilitate ejection. This is a feature of all later Mauser rifles. The introduction of this rifle marked a great advance in the field of bolt action rifle design. Modern 7 mm Mauser ammunition can be used. Bullet types and weights, as well as powder charges, differ with place and time of manufacture, but all will interchange. The 7 mm is commonly called 76 in the U. S.> but that described in European catalogs as 7...

Model Spanish Mauser

According to the records of Ludwig Loewe & Company the prime manufacturers, Spain adopted in 1890 a slightly altered Turkish pattern rifle. This rifle also has the box magazine projecting below the stock. In 1892, 1893, and 1896, minor modifications in design were adopted by Spain. The only major change was the magazine which was made flush with the bottom of the stock, and was staggered. These Mausers differ from the Belgian already described only in the following general details 1....

Operation

As the cartridge is fired, the bullet travels down the barrel and the side pressure within the cartridge case forces the elastic brass case tightly against the walls of the firing chamber to act as a gas seal, while the rearward thrust of the gas within the cartridge case is transmitted to the face of the breechblock. Since the bullet is very much lighter than the breech assembly, it is out of the barrel before the rearward action has opened the breech appreciably. As the breechblock is blown...

Rear Position

A comparison of this photograph with that of the closed one will disclose the distance of barrel'recoil by a comparison at the line of the rear sight. At the instant of firing the barrel and breechblock are locked by the locking arms behind the breechblock being held firmly in place to support the breechblock-head. The unlocking flaps are hidden below the breechblock in this photo. After short recoil during which pressure drops, the barrel hits its stop and is halted in rearward travel. The...

Rifle Cocked And Loaded Ready For Firing

Beretta Action Closing Levers

The simplicity of this first design has never been surpassed. The bolt cylinder is pierced to receive the striker pin and spring. The bolt handle or lever is part of the cylinder. The guide block on the upper surface of the cylinder working between the lips cut into the receiver, prevents rotation of the cylinder until the guide is clear of the slot. The striker in this design is permanently attached by a nut and screw to the cocking-piece. The cocking-piece can move only backward and forward...

Turningbolt Lock

This single-loader was developed during the years 1867-1869 by the brothers Paul and Wilhelm Mauser, with the financial support of an American, Samuel Norris. At this period L ttich was the fountainhead of European arms development, and it was there the actual manufacture was done. No better description of this arm can be given and certainly none more historically accurate than that found in the records of the United States Patent Office, where this first successful Mauser rifle was originally...

Model Mauser Single Shot Pistol

(1) Right side view, action closed. (2) Right side view with action open and cartridge inserted in chamber. Note that the act of opening the pistol to load drives back the concealed hammer and cocks the mainspring. tion. This also was a single action revolver. The act of cocking the hammer caused a ball shape protuberance at the lower end of the hammer to thrust forward a guide and compress the mainspring. The really unusual feature of this design, however, was the method of revolving the...

The Luger Pistol

The Luger (or Parabellum) pistol is a short-recoil operated, locked breech weapon. The breech is securely locked until the bullet is out of the barrel. Since no gas can escape, a uniform pressure is maintained behind the projectile. The locking system operates on the toggle-joint lever system much in the fashion of a human knee. During the locking period, the toggles lie below the line of thrust. When the barrel reaches its full recoil position and is halted together with the part of the...

Countries Using Mauser Rifles

Argentina, pattern 1891, caliber 7.65 mm, .301 inch. Belgium, pattern 1889, caliber 7.65 mm, .301 inch. Bolivia, pattern 1891, caliber 7.65 mm, .301 inch. Brazil, pattern 1904, caliber 7.00, .276 inch. Chile, pattern 1904, caliber 7.00 mm, .276 inch. China, pattern 1893, caliber 7.00, .276 inch. Columbia, pattern 1891, caliber 7.65 mm, .301 inch. Czechoslovakia, pattern 1924, caliber 7.9 mm, .311 inch. Ecuador, pattern 1891, caliber 7.65, .301 inch. Germany, pattern 1898 modified, caliber 7.9...

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While all the manufacturing facilities of the plant were turned over entirely to this Turkish rifle, Mauser himself still found time to experiment and develop rifles to handle the new type of smokeless powder then being produced. After considerable experimentation, he found that in spite of the French adoption of the 8mm, the finest ballistic performance with the new powder was procurable with caliber 7.65mm and he proceeded to design a rifle having a jacketed barrel and using a 5-shot magazine...

Construction

This model follows all the general characteristics of the original military pistol in avoiding the use of pins and screws to retain working parts. The working elements are grouped in self-contained assemblies which operate largely through interlocking and through cam surfaces. All the mechanism is inserted from the rear into the receiver forging which consists of the grip section, the side plates, triggerguard and magazine housing, and supporting surfaces for the barrel extension. The barrel...

Model German Infantry Rifle Right Side Phantom View With Arm Ready To Fire

Four cartridges remain in the magazine. After the cartridges are stripped down out of the clip, thrusting the bolt forward knocks the empty clip out of the guide lips and chambers the top cartridge, leaving four in the magazine. As already described in the Spanish Model 93, by easing the bolt forward over the top cartridge while holding the magazine cartridges thrust down with the thumb, it is possible in this design to insert a sixth cartridge in the chamber. If loading is done directly by the...

And Rear Detail Of Magazine

This drawing shows all details of the weapon in closed position with all parts at rest except magazine spring which is under compression. In the drawing an empty cartridge case is shown in the firing chamber. In actual operating conditions, this could not happen except at the instant of discharge. When this weapon is discharged, the barrel and breechblock recoil together and the empty cartridge case is ejected. The barrel (A- at all points) and its rear barrel extension are forged from a single...

Description Of Modern Mauser Rifles

All German service rifles manufactured since 1898 and all genuine Mauser sporting high power rifles manufactured since 1904 are mechanically practically identical. Types from 1924 on have improved gas flanges. Sights and stocks are improved. Barrels are shorter. However, basic design is the same. Some varieties of the sporting Mausers were made with set triggers, but otherwise, are mechanically identical with the army type. The receivers are specially heat treated in all models and in peace...

Model Belgian Mauser

In response to the request of the Belgian Government for the submission of test rifles, weapons were supplied by manufacturers from many countries. After extensive and detailed testing, the Belgian Government finally accepted the new Mauser rifle. This was the first weapon manufactured by Mauser to employ a box magazine, and the first on which his now famous cartridge clip was used as a quick loading instrument. With only minor modifications, this rifle was officially in use by the Belgian...

Cartridge Specifications

The cartridge used in this weapon is the standard United States .25 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge. This cartridge is known in Europe and South America as the 635mm Browning cartridge. It uses a powder charge of about 1.5 grains of smokeless and fires a 50-grain metal jacketed lead bullet. It develops a muzzle velocity of about 755 feet per second, has a striking energy at the muzzle of about 71 foot pounds and at 15 feet will penetrate 3 pine boards, -inch thick. While this pistol is not...

The First Serbian Repeater

French Pellet Rifles

Shortly after the German adoption of the 71-84, Paul Mauser designed a similar arm for Serbia in caliber 10.15 mm. 4000 of ihese were delivered as 7-shot carbines and 4000 more slightly longer and heavier as 8-shot rifles for use by artillerymen. Except for the mechanical differences entailed in the caliber and magazine capacity changeovers, these were the same as the German 71-84. iMODEL 78-80 SERBIAN RIGHT SIDE VIEW OF RECEIVER SECTION WITH ACTION CLOSED. This is merely a slightly modified...

Loading

The arm is loaded by pushing back the magazine catch in the bottom of the butt at the rear, which releases the standard steel box magazine to be withdrawn through the bottom of the grip section of the receiver. The magazine is loaded by pressing the first cartridge down on the front end of the magazine platform (or follower) and pushing it back under the overhanging lips of the magazine. Succeeding cartridges are started by forcing each one down on top of the one below it until the cartridge...

Model The Original Belgian Mauser Right Side View With Action Closed

This is the first service Mauser rifle issued with a box type magazine. The caliber is 7.65 mm. This rifle marked a turning point in the development of the famous line of Mauser magazine rifles. It is the first to employ the solid one-piece bolt whose head is not removable. The locking lugs at the front end of the bolt are placed opposite one another to give maximum support to the head of the cartridge case. With the exception of the British service Enfield rifle, and the Swiss, all later...

The Lock

Side view of action closed showing details of trigger hook up. 2. Top phantom view showing action closed ready to fire. K is the breechblock which is locked. A and A are rear ends of the two bolt (or breechblock) locks, housed in recesses in the barrel extension on either side of the recoil spring guide. C and D are the center surfaces of the bolt locks G1 and G1 are the rear locking surfaces of the pivoting bolt lock releases. CI and CI are the forward faces of the short release (flap) locking...

Mauser Caliber Repeating Rifles

Like the single shot rifle above, the 22 repeaters are all bolt action. As in the original military Mausers, a cam action of the bolt handle when opening the breech provides primary extraction to loosen the cartridge case, thereby assuring proper ejection. The striker and firing pin, as in the case of the large Mauser, are in one piece, insuring the shortest firing stroke and time. The pull-off is the double military type and is adjustable. In early models the rearward travel of the bolt was...

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By the year 1894, the Germany Army had had sufficient experience with their Mannlicher type of rifle under field conditions to know that Mauser's original contentions had been correct that under strenuous service the Mauser loading system was much the better one. Hence in January, 1895, the German Army High Command gave a trial order for 2000 Mauser rifles in caliber 7.9mm to shoot the same cartridge as then used in the Model 88 Rifle, stipulating that the rifles have a jacketed barrel. In...

View With Deck Removed And Action Closed

This photograph shows in detail the locking system of this arm. The bright surface bearing the figure Z is the breechblock. The extractor is mounted in the top of the breechblock. A long metal locking arm is mounted to the rear of the breechblock on each side of the recoil spring and its guide. At the moment of firing these locking lugs hold the breechblock forward while they are pressed at their rear firmly against the side of the receiver wall by the heavy guide between them. In this system,...

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This was a period of change in Europe, a period of uncertainty in military circles, a period when technical developments in the field of explosives in particular, was so encompassed in rumor and experiment that each nation hesitated to change its weapons for fear of a giant technical stride which would at once invalidate their investments. Mauser himself conducted long series of tests to determine the most efficient caliber using the black powder with which he was familiar. He finally...

Model Mauser Automatic Pistol Left Side Phantom View Showing Action Open And Magazine Empty

When the last cartridge has been fired, the magazine follower rises, and prevents forward movement of the retracted breechblock. A comparison with the closed drawing will show the length of recoil of the barrel. The recoil spring is seen held compressed ready to drive the breechblock forward when released. The locking block has been cammed down, and the engagement notches in the underside of the breechblock may be seen. The breechblock riding back over the hammer has rotated it about its axis...

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...

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...

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

Side Loaded Magazine Rifles

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...

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...

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

Expanding Capacity Mauser Shots

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 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...