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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - July 2023

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Sale A0723 Lot 734


A GOOD .43 (11.15 X 60mm) MAUSER MODEL 1871/84 BOLT-ACTION RIFLE, MADE AT SPANDAU, serial no. 9673,
made at Spandau in 1887, all matching numbers with 31 1/2in. barrel fully German Ordnance marked at breech and 'SPANDAU' on the nocksform, block and blade front-sight and ladder rear-sight, the action body marked on the left 'MOD 71/84' and on the right with the year of manufacture '1887', iron mounted full walnut stock incorporating an eight round tubular magazine in the fore-end, the magazine cap with piling spike, the butt with crisp Ordnance inspection stamps, retaining virtually all deep blue finish to barrel and bands, crisp stock which has been lightly cleaned and varnished over

Provenance: The M71/84 was Germany's and Mauser's first repeating rifle, Paul Mauser started work on it in the late 1870's, formal adoption being in 1884 with production commencing in 1885 and ceasing in 1888 with a total of 1,161,148 rifles being delivered by the four state arsenals

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Estimate £800-1,200

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament

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