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Paul Mauser, after 1912 von Mauser, (June 27, 1838 – May 29, 1914) was a German weapon designer and manufacturer/industrialist.[1] Biography[edit] Mauser
Mauser
was born in Oberndorf am Neckar, in what was then the Kingdom of Württemberg. His father and his four older brothers were gunsmiths.[1] Together with his brother Wilhelm Mauser, Paul Mauser
Mauser
designed the Mauser
Mauser
Model 1871 rifle, the first of a successful line of Mauser rifles and pistols. The rifle was adopted as the Gewehr 71 or Infanterie-Gewehr 71 and was the first metal cartridge weapon of the German Empire. While Wilhelm handled this business side of the factory, Paul proved to be the more technically capable engineer.[1] Paul Mauser
Mauser
made significant contributions to bolt action rifle design and successfully combined and improved various bolt action engineering concepts.[2] The Mauser
Mauser
company bolt action development resulted in the Gewehr 98
Gewehr 98
and Karabiner 98k
Karabiner 98k
rifle series that were the latest in a line of Mauser
Mauser
bolt action rifles that started with the Mauser
Mauser
Model 1889 and were adapted in 1889 and the 1890s as service rifles by several countries. The bolt action design used for the Gewehr 98
Gewehr 98
was patented by Paul Mauser
Mauser
on 9 September 1895. Paul Mauser
Mauser
also designed the 7.65×53mm Mauser
Mauser
(1889) and 7×57mm Mauser
Mauser
(1892) rifle cartridges. These cartridges were high-performance service cartridge designs compared to other contemporary smokeless powder service cartridges such as the 8mm Lebel
8mm Lebel
(1886), 8×50mmR Mannlicher (1890) and .303 British
.303 British
(1891).[3] References[edit]

^ a b c De Haas, Frank (2003). " Mauser
Mauser
Models 71 &71/84". In Wayne Zwoll. Bolt Action Rifles (4 ed.). Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-87349-660-5.  ^ Five Supposed Mauser
Mauser
Firsts … That Weren’t ^ Mauser
Mauser
Rifles and Pistols by W. H. B. Smith

2. www.paul-mauser-archive.com: Site focused on the Paul Mauser archive by Mauro Baudino and Gerben van Vlimmeren.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 62341039 GND: 118579290

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