Scarce late 19th Century Boer War Mauser Rifles
The Boer Republics were the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, When Gold and Diamonds were discovered in the Transvaal, open hostilities with the British Empire quickly followed. The Boers contracted 70,000 Mauser rifles in 1896 with Ludwig Loewe, Berlin to be supplied to the two Republics. Technically they were the 1893/5 but this contract was marked “Mod Mauser 1896”; it was a 5-shot 7 x 57 bolt action rifle and was used with great effect against the British. These examples are Excellent Condition Transvaal guns and are DEACTIVATED to EU/UK Specification with fully moving parts which dry-fire. Legal EU/UK Proof House Certificate. OA 124cm, Brl 74cm
Note: If you visit the Royal Armoury Museum in Leeds and view the Hall of Steel, you will see a large quantity of these Boer War Mausers in this spectacular display.
£499 + £15 P&P
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