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 Post subject: A really old Mauser
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:36 pm 
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A newly acquired Infantry Gewehr M1871 made in 1877.  It was missing the clearing rod but every piece ( and I mean every piece) except the butt plate is numbered and matching.  Someone much more knowledgable than I will have to weigh in on why this one has a different butt plate.  There is no rust or corrosion and the wood is very good.
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When I got this rifle it was covered with what I took to be a very old and really dried on coating of motor oil.  It was not like cosmoline and really didn't want to come off!  It made an otherwise beautiful gun look very bad, almost a "rusty" look.

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 Post subject: Re: A really old Mauser
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:49 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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I can't answer your question, but the old Mausers are way cool. I like the caliber, too. SW

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 Post subject: Re: A really old Mauser
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:06 am 
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Very cool! I hope you let us know how it shoots.


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 Post subject: Re: A really old Mauser
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Nice rifle!!!

I only have a karibiner :-?



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 Post subject: Re: A really old Mauser
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:38 am 
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The 71's are great old rifles. The stampings on the tang indicate the unit it was assigned to down to what number the gun assigned was. The photo is hard to read, but you can go to: www.cruffler.com to learn about the service history of your arm.


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 Post subject: Re: A really old Mauser
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:26 am 
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Very nice! I have owned 3 variations of the 1871 and wish I had kept all of them!

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