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Mauser 71 Rifle 1887 JMD-10151

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Mauser 71 Rifle 1887 JMD-10151
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This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 27 @ 14:04UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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The action was not based on its predecessor, the Dreyse needle gun which had seen service during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, and which was found to have a number of weaknesses. The now well-known Mauser "wing" type safety lever was developed for the Gewehr 71. The Gewehr 71 is a conventional looking bolt-action chambered in 11mm using black-powder cartridges. The action included only a bolt guide rib as its single locking lug, locking forward of the receiving bridge. The original design was a single-shot. The design was updated in 1884 with an 8-round tubular magazine designed by Alfred von Kropatschek, making this Germany's first repeating rifle. This version was designated the Gewehr 1871/84.[5] A version of this repeater was adopted by the Ottoman Empire. Designated M1887, it differed from the M71/84 in that it had a side mounted cleaning rod, a second locking lug on the rear of the bolt and that it was in 9.5×60mmR, which Paul Mauser touted as the most efficient (black-powder) cartridge. In the early 20th century a few were converted to 7.65×53mm smokeless by the arsenal in Ankara. A shorter version of the Model 1871, the M1879 Grenzaufsehergewehr, was issued to the border guards in 1880. It shot a unique 11.15×37.5mmR cartridge, a trimmed down version of the full-power military cartridge.[6] SN: 8347, JMD Oval Tag: 1356, Condition: Very Good, >