Gun - Rifle

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Date:1887

Description:A breach-loading, bolt action rifle, made in Germany for the Turkish, 1887.

It has a long wooden stock and metal barrel. The barrel has a blue appearance and two fixings for sling strap. There is Turkish inscription on the side of the furniture.

It takes a 9.5mm centre fire black powder cartridge. This cartridge represented the highest development of black powder cartridges since France adopted a similar style of rifle, the Kropartschek in 1886 using an 8mm cartridge with a nitro-cellulose propellant.

500,000 of these rifles were ordered by the Turkish government from Waffenfabrik Mauser of Oberndorf, Wurtemburg. But only 10,000 were delivered. This gun was obsolete in the Turkish army before the First World War so is unlikely to have been a war trophy.


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Donor ref: LEAMG : M4006.1993 (71/21786)

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