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Oberndorf Mauser

Gene LGene L Senior MemberPosts: 11,738 Senior Member
Don't remember if I've shown this rifle before.  It's old, 8mm J rifle made I was told by those who know such things, made in 1910-11.  I got it with the sights on it.  Bluing is old, maybe not as blue as it once was, but even and not speckled at all.  Lots of information on the metal, as was the practice in Germany at that time.

The buttstock, on the right side, has the last 4 of the SN applied in some way I'm not familiar with...not stamped and not raised above the finish...never seen that before, but it indicates the stock is original to the rifle.  Takes a .318 bullet, which are a bit hard to find.

It's lightweight and kicks, even when downloaded.

Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.


  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,779 Senior Member
    Thanks for posting that picture.  I’d forgotten how much I LOVE your Mausers!!!  That’s a beautiful gun ❤️

    You still have the one with the butter knife bolt handle!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,914 Senior Member
    Very NICE Gene.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    It's nice.
    Ive not seen an attachment key on a centerfire rifle before.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,738 Senior Member
    Hmmmm?  Key?
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,825 Senior Member
    Mmmmmm Mauser!! B)
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,659 Senior Member
    That is gorgeous! How did Al miss this one? ;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    Hmmmm?  Key?
    On the forend. It looks like an attachment key like on a muzzle loader. Could be decorative. My screen is small.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,110 Senior Member
    How many 318 projectiles do you want?
    I have about 600.....
    Love the Mauser btw.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    Yeah. Beautiful. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,738 Senior Member
     Key?  You mean the wedge holding the forearm?  What got me looking at this rifle was on another board a guy posted a photo of his from about the same era.  It had a wedge also.  His probably looked better than mine, bluing was brilliant, stock darker and more attractive, but someone had drilled holes in the receiver for scope bases...big no-no in my book.  Probably reduced its value for a collector, but made it more viable for a shooter.  

    German guilds built rifles then and still do now.  They consist of a master gunsmith, an actioneer, stocker, etc, craftsmen doing their speciality all under the same roof, rather than purchasing these parts and services from outside suppliers.  Some high-end guns had the Master smith's name on them, others did not.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Yes wedge.
    Quite the display of craftsmanship.
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