Mauser Model 1908 Rifle
Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken
Serial No: 254
The Mauser Modelo 1908 long rifle became the standard
infantry rifle for the Brazilian Army in 1908.
The rifles were produced in Germany 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
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 Lange-Vernier sight used on the Gew98.
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
The 1908 Brazillian Mauser, alongside the 1909 Argentine Mauser, are to
be the very finest of pre-WW1 German arms manufacturing
A nice example of a 1908 Mauser.
Matching Numbers - Except barrel that looks to be a service replacement
Bore Good Condition - Head Space Verified &
Gauges at the lower limit