Yes, and they will be well equipped to ship abroad....their prices are really good. Andrew Souther is a good man and a honest businessman. His service is good .
Thank you for the info, I will save the info and as soon as I build back up from my spree yesterday I'll be contacting him. There's got to be a way to import them.Yes, and they will be well equipped to ship abroad....their prices are really good. Andrew Souther is a good man and a honest businessman. His service is good .
Good day members.
I need some assistance in identifying a unique Boere Mauser.
Scenario: Correct me if I am wrong, the 7x57 Mauser my fore -fathers , the Boer fighters used in the Anglo Boer war used was the split-bridge Mauser? The Model 1893/1895 Mauser chambered for the 7×57 cartridge.
A very old person , 84 years of age handed a 7x57 Mauser in yesterday at the gunsmith shop. Attached to the 7x57 Mauser is a story. During the Anglo Boer war his grandfather used this Mauser in war. His horse was shot dead under him , the bullet traveled through his leg and through the horse.
He fell and was taken as prisoner by the English( British soldiers) Fortunately the Mauser rifle, the saddle with the hole in was recovered by his fellow Boer fighters. His grand child, the old person unfortunately do not have sons and can not hand the 7 x 57 Mauser to a son of his...so now he gave it to the gunsmith shop.
Coming back to the scenario: Split bridge Mausers, the Model 1893/1895....but what now if the 7x 57 Mauser has a M89 action, build by the Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionfabriken Berlin, the serial number being no 31. Another strange making is the three circles staggered as a triangle on every part of this 7x 57 Mauser.
Left hand side of back sights is a C7mm marking.
Left side of receiver 3 x crowns, 2,4 gG.B.P under this marking is ST.m.G
Is this a custom made Mauser in the 1889 era for someone to used in the Ango-Boer war, three year war in South Africa?
I really would like to hear from any one who can tell me more about this rifle.
My take on this rifle: It can be a O.V.S Mauser...
@Gert Odendaal please get some 0000 steel wool or better yet bronze wool (used for luxury boat mahogany/teak refinishing). Use a LOT of oil (synthetic motor oil is fine) and rub out all that active surface rust gently. She will come back a long way with that technique. The live rust must be exterminated.I really would like members to tell me where this Mauser fits in the Anglo Boer war?
Hi Bertus,Anybody with info on this rifle please help. I know it is a m98 action but do not now when it was manufactured. I believe it could be 1898. I also own another DWM Mauser and the date 1908 is stamped on the receiver. No date stamps on this one. Another feature is the barrel a whopping 35inches, made by H Burgsmüller and sohn.
Why DWM made it and how it ended in South Africa would be nice to know, especially if it could be proofed that it was in S A during the ABW.
Good day Bertus
Thank you kindly for this reply, it is much appreciated. I will inform Johan Greyling about your rifle, Johan Greyling is the owner of the 7 mm Mauser. I really like the 35" barrel , unbelievable..it really must be a gem to shoot out far , I belive it to be extremely accurate????
I have the same dilemma. I have been all over the net with mine and I think we are onto something here. Mine has got the same marking as yours and if I look at the other gun on this thread I think we have a kind of a special made Mauser of various bits which accompanied military orders as "promotional gifts" as mentioned earlier. Mine has no date and none of the other markings except that one that looks the same as yours on the bolt. I think I am going to end my search and be happy that I would probably never know the whole story but at least I know that others like ours although different from each other have ended up somehow in South Africa.View attachment 158992 View attachment 158993 View attachment 158994 View attachment 158995 View attachment 158997 View attachment 158998
It would really be nice to know the story behind the rifles.
Where did you get your rifle and do you shoot with it.
I am in Pretoria.
As pointed out I would accept the "promotional gift" theory as the most likely explanation of where these "odd " assembled rifles fit into the historical part of the 7 mm Mauser history. Still, you own an exceptional rifle if you have this type of 7 mm Mauser in hand. All that is remaining is to shoot and hunt with them as much as possible..