Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles



Mauser Model 1908
Calibre 7x57mm
Serial No: 2577
Price: £700

Mint Condition - Matching Numbers - Excellent bore

Unissued Condition

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 by Mauser.
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 to last

A Mint Example of a Model 1908 7mm Mauser