I think the idea of sporterizing a military Mauser has been with me since I was in my early twenties. There is no doubt that it was the direct result of reading Jack O’Connor’s books and articles.
Having a rifle made on order is a pretty big deal; you can get into some real money in a hurry if you’re not careful. Putting together a rifle for yourself can be a rewarding experience and save you some cash. All it takes is a bit of planning.
A look at the history of the Gran Chaco War with resulting supply and current values of Model 1891 Argentine Pattern, Model 1903 Turkish pattern, Model 1908 long and short rifle and Model 1907 rifle and carbine Mausers.
With a little imagination and a lot of skill, you can create a .45 ACP Mauser rifle. It doesn't matter why. This project is just plain fun.
Muramatsu converts a Mauser to .45 ACP in this two-part series.
Bob Ball reviews one of the most treasured names in the history of firearms: the Mauser.
Bob Ball discusses the pistols of Mauser.
Few people know as much about the venerable Mauser as Bob Ball. If you love these german rifles, or are considering buying one, this Q&A is for you.