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model 71 mauser
year 1877
#2640 stamped all over the place.
bronze? trigger guard
it is missing a cleaning rod
I.G. (Infanterie-Gewehr) Mod. 71

yet something else that fell into my lap recently.

probably going to sell it as i have no reason to buy this for myself. i don't see me loading up on 11mm ammo any time in the near future. if i can't easily shoot something i've realized that i just won't keep it around long.

the barrel has seen better days but you can still see pretty strong rifling but there is definitely pitting and the thing needs to be cleaned. the rifling in this looks like a couple bars that are raised up that twist.

i was thinking $750 OBO shipped to your door. as this is an antique i do not have to send it to an FFL. i will toss this on to gunbroker or over to the cheapskates at surplusrifle in a week or so if no one here wants it :)

i do not guarantee that this thing is safe to fire. guns this old should be hung on the wall as far as i am concerned. just for safety concerns.

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for those that don't know, this was the first commercial production centerfire rifle ever set to production. it is the great great grandfather of all these other wonderful bolt guns :)

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These old Mausers are truly a work of art. The craftsmanship is unbelievable. I have a 71/84, which is the tube magazine version of the 71. Mine is mint and unfired, made in 1888. Here's a few pics.


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If anyone wants to read a little about the Gew 1871 Mauser,
you can go to my website: www.Prussia.us
and read lots of information about the Mauser evolution.

Reloading dies can be purchased and the 11mm can be
made easy enough. These, the Gew 71s, are the rifles that
were being shipped to the Irish in
WW1 to help them throw off their unjust British occupation.
Furthermore they were issued to German rear-guard troops in
WW1 (especially common are pictures of Germans escorting POWs carrying them).

The Gew 71 was also reputed to have been found by some US soldiers in
WW2 who ran across them while invading Germany.

The Gew 71 is a very interesting rifle to have in any comprehensive Mauser collection.
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