Very Good Condition - Good Bore
OVS Marked - Boer Contract Mauser
Rifles ordered by the Orange Free State were marked “O.V.S”
above the serial number and directly below it on the stock, while those
delivered by the
Some of the last Mauser rifles delivered to the Boers were equipped with turned-down bolt handles to make them more suitable for use by mounted men.
Many of these Mausers did not make it through the British naval blockage and were sent back to Germany where they were rollmarked with the Chilean crest and shipped to Chile.
This one has no Chilean Crest so with all probablility
a Genuine Boer Mauser, also has the turned down bolt but is miss-matched
A Nice Example of a Genuine Boer Mauser