Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine military rifle - Mauser Model 1898

Centrefire bolt-action magazine military rifle - Mauser Model 1898

Date

1904

Object Number

XII.1010

Provenance

From Ordnance Office Weedon 1922

Physical Description

Standard German infantry model. The front of body is stamped with ERFURT 1904 surmounted by a crown. On the right side are three proof or view marks, and on the left a Prussian eagle and the serial number 4488L and GEW 98. The serial number is also stamped on the bolt lever and the butt. Steel disk inset on the right side and stamped with the unit number 105R 4.228. Magazine floor stamped crown 13 4488. Fitted with a cleaning rod.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 49.1 in (1247 mm), Barrel length: 28.5 in (724 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 4488

Calibre

7.92 mm Mauser (7.92x57 mm)

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