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 mm Mauser (.275)" will interchange.
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