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 time were tested to a chamber pressure of 100,000 pounds per square inch, or practically double the maximum pressure produced in standard army rifles of German or United States design.
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