Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine military rifle - Mauser Model 1871/84

Centrefire bolt-action magazine military rifle - Mauser Model 1871/84



Object Number



Old Tower Collection .

Physical Description

Receiver is a one piece forging of the 'split-bridge' type. The bolt handle locks down in front of the bridge portion. The bolt is a slender forged tube with an integral handle terminating in a spherical grasping knob. The spring loaded striker slides inside the hollow bolt body, the cocking piece and the safety mechanism attaches to the striker extension. Standard Mauser type 'wing' safety mechanism on cocking piece. Straight one piece stock with reinforced butt toe. There are two barrel bands, retained by leaf-springs the upper sling swivel is attached to the upper barrel band. The rear sling swivel is positioned on the trigger guard. The barrel has four grooves to the bore. The backsight is of the tangent leaf type. The frontsight is of the open barleycorn type. The bayonet bar is found on the right side of the nose-cap. The serial number is found on the left of the receiver


Serial Number 7740


11 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on breech: Crown over ERFURT and crown over FW. Stamped on fore-end tang of trigger guard: 48 Stamped on underside of small: M over line over W Stamped on bolt arm: 7740 Stamped on receiver: IG Mod 71/84



See J.Walter, 'The German Rifle', The Arms and Armour Press, 1979