War of Rifles of Spain

No. 4, Spain used the widely known Mauser rifle, pattern of 1892. The Spanish Mauser was about 49 inches long, had a barrel length of about 28 inches, weighed about 8| pounds, and was of calibre 7 mm. Nearly all were marked 14 Loewe & Co., Berlin. M Of rifles and carbines together the United States captured between twenty-one and twenty-two thousand. Many thousand of them, in almost new condition, were refinished at our Springfield Armory, giving the Ordnance officers in command there the opportunity to compare them in detail with our Krag, to the disadvantage of the Krag. One result of refinishing those arms at Springfield was our Model 1903 rifle — practically a Mauser.

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