Tag Archives: Mauser

A maquisard and his nemesis.

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Father and daughter

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Forbidden fruit and other visual musings

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21st Century holster for 19th Century gun

My friend Linoge has a factory chromed 1896 model Mauser. The gun itself was made in the early 20th century, but the design predates the Second Boer War! He made a modern carry holster and clip carrier for it. As … Continue reading

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Mauser derivative

This design is a 1940s variation of an 1890s design. Nothing like the scary semi-auto rifles that the US prohibitionists fear. And yet, can you imagine them being OK with you or I having this rifle without interference? Their end-game … Continue reading

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An Aryan superman

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The Guns of August

The most famous gun of August was a 1910 Browning. The less famous gun of April — the girl in the photo — is an 1896 Mauser. Though less well known than Gavrilo, I think she’s cuter…and easier on visiting … Continue reading

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Von Richthofen’s tail gunner.

Judging by the Snoopy painted on her fuselage, in this variant of history the little annoying dog did not triumph. C96 Mausers were in fairly common use among aerial observers until stronger aircraft could mount flexible machine guns.

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Mauser rifle and matching tshirt

Yugoslav 7.92mm Mauser with a couple of non-obvious customizations: Timney trigger and U-notch instead of v-notch rear sight. Neat tshirt from 1791 Apparel.

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Cyrano had his sword. She has her Mauser.

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On a recent photo shoot

Photo by C Scott Bragg

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