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Mauser Military Rifles

Peter and Wilhelm Mauser come from a legacy of gunsmiths. They continued their father’s trade into both military service and private industry. Peter Mauser developed a turn-bolt mechanism that cocked the weapon as it was turned. This design became a conversion, but was not adopted officially by any army. The Mauser Model 1871 was the Mauser brothers' first rifle and their first rifle to be adopted by an army. The German Empire adopted the Mauser and called it the Gewehr 71, or the Infanterie-Gewehr 71.

The German Empire's adoption of the Mauser Model 1871 started a long tradition of fine German Mauser rifles. They quickly became a worldwide standard for quality bolt-action firearms and produced rifles worldwide. In the beginning of the 20th century, this influenced the naming of rifles like 89 Belgian and the 91 Argentine, rifles with a similar action but different layouts for different countries.

Mauser's tradition of worldwide excellence in firearms continues. Today, we have the Spanish Mauser, Serbian Mauser, Ottoman variant, and more. The most famed rifle was the Nazi k98 Mauser for sale on Invaluable. This German Mauser rifle was mass produced for use in World War II. German Mauser rifles are good examples of world renowned German engineering.

Quick Facts

  • Mauser produced military rifles as well as handguns and a variety of anti-armor cannons
  • Mauser produced military sniper rifles until 2004 using the same Mauser action invented by the Mauser brothers in the 19th century
  • At one point, an early form of the Husqvarna company, known for their chainsaws, produced licensed Mauser military rifles
  • For similar military surplus rifles for sale, view our collection of <a href=”https://www.invaluable.com/world-war-ii-military-items/sc-73GC07P10U/”>World War II Memorabilia for Sale</a>

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(X) J.P. Sauer CE 44 Code K98 K98K Mauser 8mm Rifle
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(X) J.P. Sauer CE 44 Code K98 K98K Mauser 8mm Rifle
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(X) J.P. Sauer CE 43 Code K98 K98K Mauser 8mm Rifle
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Est: $600- $800
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MAUSER WERKE 1943 K98 WWII RIFLE, FIVE MATCHED SN
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Est: $400- $600
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Yugoslavian M1924B Mauser Bolt Action Rifle, 7.92Mm, C. 1930S, L 23" Barrel, Sn 52356
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Yugoslavian M1924B Mauser Bolt Action Rifle, 7.92Mm, C. 1930S, L 23" Barrel, Sn 52356
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Est: $800- $1,200
$7000 Bids
TURKISH M1938 MAUSER BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
TURKISH M1938 MAUSER BOLT ACTION RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
YUGOSLAVIAN M48 MAUSER BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
YUGOSLAVIAN M48 MAUSER BOLT ACTION RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $400- $600
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YUGOSLAVIAN M48A MAUSER BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
YUGOSLAVIAN M48A MAUSER BOLT ACTION RIFLE
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TURKISH ANKARA 1943 MAUSER RIFLE WITH TRENCH MAG
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
TURKISH ANKARA 1943 MAUSER RIFLE WITH TRENCH MAG
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Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Mauser carbine
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Est: $320- $350
$3000 Bids
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Est: $300- $400
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GERMAN MODEL 71 MAUSER RIFLE BY AMBERG DATED 1879
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
GERMAN MODEL 71 MAUSER RIFLE BY AMBERG DATED 1879
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Est: $1,200- $1,750
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STUNNING SPANDAU MODEL 71/84 GERMAN MAUSER RIFLE
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
STUNNING SPANDAU MODEL 71/84 GERMAN MAUSER RIFLE
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Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
FN EGYPTIAN CONTRACT FN-49 SEMI AUTO RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
FN EGYPTIAN CONTRACT FN-49 SEMI AUTO RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
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