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 today.
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