from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for a repeating rifle or pistol.
- Mauser, Peter Paul 1838-1914. German weapons manufacturer who with his brother Wilhelm (1834-1882) invented a breechloading rifle and a repeating pistol and rifle.
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- proper n. Any of the firearms made or designed by the German now-defunct Mauser company, notably automatic pistols and bolt action rifles.
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- n. trademark for a repeating rifle or pistol
- n. German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)
Ya, .. the Mauser is a beauty, .. and now glad I didnt rebarrel to -06,. .its a classic.
I guess my Swede Mauser is my "Old Betsy", it weighs a ton, and is long enuff to be used as a crutch, but it's what I use the most, the Marlin 30-30 would be second choice I guess, Not as much range but fast firepower for thick cover woods hunting.
Probably the best military bolt action rifle of all time, when you throw out all the romanticism attached to the Mauser, is the British Lee-Enfield.
The M24/47 Mauser is a great bolt action rifle for target shooting, not much good for anything else in this day an age.
As to the age of the guns, since they are now being dated ... my Dad's Mauser is 1917, his Dad's Winchester '97 is turn of the twentieth century ... my Mannlichers are 1903 ...
So, I'm lying in the mud and brambles, face down in the hole vacated by the big stump, and the Mauser is skittering downhill fast, across a bunch of sticks and branches, any one of which could catch the trigger.
The Mauser is my show and tell gun, has seen very little field use, mostly bench.
I've been told that this 1898 built Mauser is worth good money.
By the end of the novel Mauser is set for a series of lessons that cause his redemption (a journey that began on that fateful Easter weekend) by breaking his pride.
They prepare to make love in Mauser's car during a blizzard, but the highly intoxicated building contractor fails to achieve an erection and slumps over, depressed.