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History of the Mauser Factory

This is an extremely rare jubilee edition of the Mauser arms factory.

It's about the history of the company, 1811 - 1874,

The incorporation of the arms factory, about the youth of Wilhelm and Paul Mauser,

Famous achievements; The new Mauser Model 1871 rifle was adopted as the Gewehr 71,
or Infanterie-Gewehr 71 M/71; (I.G.Mod.71 was printed on the rifles themselves),

The Gewehr 98, or G98, named for 1898, the first year of its manufacture, superseded the
earlier Model 1888 Commission Rifle (a.k.a. Gewehr 88 or Judenflinte) in German service.
This should not be confused with a Mauser Model 1888. The G98 itself was the latest in a line of
Mauser rifles that were introduced in the 1890s.

The death of Paul Mauser, the war years, Versailles, after the war, new machines added to
production, the management, chronicle and much more ...

With the rare Original Presentation Letter of the Mauser Werke!


  • 240 pages, text and photos 
  • ~110 high quality photos in gravure printing

In good exterior and very good interior condition.
With the rare Original slipcase included!
Minor foxing to boards, spine and fore edge, faint foxing to the two water color plates due to different paper quality, else ok with minor traces of use and age.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 11-1/2" x 8-1/4"  2.2 lbs.

Published by House Mauser

Background Info:
Mauser is the common name of a German arms manufacturer, maker of a line of bolt-action rifles from the 1870s to present. Their designs were built for the German armed forces, and have been exported and licenced to a number of countries in later 19th and early 20th century, as well as being popular civilian firearm.

In the late 20th century Mauser continued making sporting and hunting rifles. In the 1990s it became a subsidiary of Rheinmetall. Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH was split off and continues making rifles, while the Rheinmetal subsidiary, called Mauser-Werke Oberndorf Waffensysteme GmbH made other products for a time before being merged into Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH. The Mauser name has also sometimes been licensed by other companies.

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