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Small Arms of WWI Primer 079: Ottoman Mauser 1887

Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

Additional reading:

Arming the Sultan
German Arms Trade and Personal Diplomacy in the Ottoman Empire
Naci Yorulmaz

Original Oberndorf Sporting Rifles
Jon Speed, Walter Schmid, Reiner Herrmann

Mauser Bolt Rifles
Ludwig Olson

The German Rifle
John walter

Serbian Army Weapons of Victory 1914-1918 Vol.1
Branislav Stankovic, John Sheehan

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Additional photos thanks to Rock Island Auction

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

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