Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - Mauser Model 1871

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - Mauser Model 1871

Date

about 1886

Object Number

PR.669

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005. Transferred to the Pattern Room from the Home Office Forensic Laboratory, Nottingham, May 1981.

Physical Description

The barrel is retained by three bands, the upper band also acting as fore-end cap with a bayonet bar on its right. The middle band has the upper sling loop screwed through its underside, while the lower sling loop is secured via a screw to the one piece triggerguard. The barrel is octagonal from the breech, rounding off towards the muzzle. The rear sight appears to be brazed to the barrel. With straight pull bolt handle.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

dimensions:1.340 weight:4.29

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 4927

Calibre

11 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Date marking
1886?
Right side reciever
Engraved
Model number?
Mod (faded) 71
Breech
Engraved
?
Serpentine figure
Right side butt
Stamped or carved

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