Brazilian Mauser

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Brazilian Mauser

Post by PeterN2 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:54 am

I bought this rifle last month. It is a Model 1908 Brazilian Mauser made sometime between 1908 to 1914, probably nearer 1914. It is in nice condition for a rifle over 100 years old and all numbers match. It has a bright bore and shoots well. I shot it at 200 yards yesterday with Geco and Prvi 7x57 factory ammunition. The minimum sight setting is 300 yards, so it shot a little high at 200 yards. The Geco was slightly high and the Prvi a bit higher. I know these seem commonly available in the USA but I have only seen two for sale in the UK and this is one of them. It was made by Mauser Obendorf under contract from DWM. A few pics.
Brazil Mauser full right.jpg
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Brazil Mauser action top.jpg
Brazil Mauser crest.jpg
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Post by DuncaninFrance » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:32 am

Nice piece Peter
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Post by Niner Delta » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:04 pm

Very nice rifle. Looks to be in better shape than my Argentine Mauser Model 1891
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Post by Niner » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:45 pm

That crest on the ring sure sets it off as something special.
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Post by Miller Tyme » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:39 am

Very nice Peter, looks like it just left the arsenal
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Re: Brazilian Mauser

Post by joseyclosey » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:42 pm

I've never seen one before but it's nice to see someone is still buying Peter. It looks in very good fettle too.
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Re: Brazilian Mauser

Post by Niner Delta » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:14 pm

Back then were the sights in yards or meters?
Either way, isn't 2000 a little optimistic? ..... :D
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Re: Brazilian Mauser

Post by PeterN2 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:27 am

The sight will be in metres. The longer ranges will be for volley fire into an area rather than at an individual target. They all seemed to sight rifles to long ranges like that back then.
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Re: Brazilian Mauser

Post by ArchFluffy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:33 pm

I love the crests on these old rifles.

Great find! :D

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