Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Mauser Model 1895

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Mauser Model 1895

Date

1895

Object Number

XII.9851

Provenance

Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

The action is a standard Mauser bolt with a straight bolt handle, having a non-rotating extractor. Fitted with an internal charger loaded box magazine holding five cartridges. Stocked to within 9cm of muzzle with one barrel band, underneath the barrel is a half length cleaning rod, now missing.
The metal parts usually blued and polished except for the receiver, bolt and butt-plate.
The barrel is rifled with four grooves and fitted with a tangent leaf backsight and an open barley corn foresight. The upper sling-swivel is fitted to the left side of the fore-end. The lower sling-swivel takes the form of a carbine ring attached to the left side of the butt. Nose cap with standard bayonet bar.
The serial number is found the right of the receiver

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 49.213 in (1250 mm), Barrel length: 29.134 in (760 mm), Weight: Normally 3.63 kg.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 64172 (in Turkish)

Calibre

7.92 mm Mauser (7.92x57 mm)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on receiver: Inscription in Turkish including date 1895-6. Stamped on bolt arm grasping knob: A crescent moon Stamped on magazine plate: A crescent moon over another crescent moon above Turkish numerals representing the partial serial 172

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

Military Service Publishing Company, 1947.
Ludwig E. Olson, 'Mauser Bolt Rifles', Fadco Publishing Co. 1957