Mauser Model 1908
Serial No: 2577
Mint Condition - Matching Numbers - Excellent bore
The Mauser Model 1908 long rifle became the standard infantry
rifle for the Brazilian Army in 1908.
The rifles were produced by DWM, then owned by the Ludwig Loewe Company.
DWM, in turn contracted some rifles out to Mauser Oberndorf, which was
also owned by Loewe at the time.
The maker of any particular rifle can be determined by looking at the
address – if Berlin, it is made by DWM. If Oberndorf, it is made
The DWM made rifles are more commonly encountered. The contract ran from
1908 until the outbreak of war in 1914.
The rifles are essentially the same as the German Gew98 with the most
obvious exception being the tang style sight employed in lieu of
the Large-Vernier sight used on the Gew98.
The receiver and bolt were left in the white, as was the bayonet lug.
The remainder of the rifle was either chemically blued or heat blued.
The stocks were made of walnut and retain the pre-1905 Gew98 style stock
washer as opposed to the bolt takedown disk then in use on the
German issue rifles.
The 1908 Brazillian Mauser's are, alongside the 1909 Argentine Mauser's,
considered to represent the very finest of pre-WW1 German arms manufacturing.
The rifles were finished to the highest grade and designed
A Mint Example of a Model 1908 7mm Mauser