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Mau·ser

 (mou′zər)
A trademark for a repeating rifle or pistol.
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Mauser

(ˈmaʊzə)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a high-velocity magazine rifle
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a type of automatic pistol
[C19: named after P. P. von Mauser (1838–1914), German firearms inventor]
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Noun1.Mauser - German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)
2.Mauser - trademark for a repeating rifle or pistolMauser - trademark for a repeating rifle or pistol
repeating firearm, repeater - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
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"That's his revolver, and it's a Mauser," whispered Raffles.
Spain rebarreled their old 7mm Mausers to take a NATO cartridge size that is a safe pressure for the older 7mm Mausers.
In addition to providing Mo.1894 Mausers, in 1906 DWM sold the Forcas Pablicas (municipal police) in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo 5,000 Fuzils Mo.
any of the original Serbian Mausers m their original 7x57mm chambering and configuration is difficult enough, locating any of the early Serbian issue black-powder cartridge weapons ranks right up there with the Holy Grail in Mauser collecting.
What are even more rare are the Mauser conversion units made for the 7mm and 6.5mm Mausers!
Also, as advice to anyone else who has certain models of Mausers, paint the little muzzle cover a bright color.
A few years later two slightly modified Mausers were taken into service as the Puska M.
The 6.5x55 remains a European standard, perhaps especially in the Nordic countries, where surplus Swedish Mausers have been readily available for so long.
For years now Mitchell's Mausers has had people scouring Europe for rifles.
After obtaining 7,000 FN Modele 1924 Mauser short rifles in Belgium, he then approached Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ) but balked at the quoted price for its vzor 24 Mausers.
I can answer the question posed by author Wendell Dwight Deaner about why there were three holes drilled in the rear receiver bridge on the rifle in his "An Old Mauser" article (American Gunsmith, November 2012.) He is correct as to the hole spacing for Weaver mounts and Redfield mounts on FN and other commercial Mauser rifles, however, Redfield makes a mount base for military Mausers that have not had the rear bridge ground and still retain the loading strip slots.
When made in peacetime, military Mausers have fit and finish better than factory-made sporting rifles today--in my opinion.