Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Mauser Model 1888

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Mauser Model 1888

Date

1888

Object Number

XII.9856

Provenance

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. Straight one piece stock with reinforced butt toe. There are two barrel bands retained by leaf springs the upper barrel band carries the upper sling swivel. The rear sling swivel is positioned on the underside of 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 serial number is found on the left of the breech

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 49.016 in (1245 mm), Barrel length: 29.134 in (740 mm), Weight: 3.90 kg.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 63193 (In Turkish)

Calibre

7.92 mm Mauser (7.92x57 mm)

Inscriptions and Marks

Standard Turkish proof marks

Associations

Places Germany