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Plezier Mauser 3 years, 8 months ago #4295

  • Peter Viljoen
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For the wealthy burghers in the booming mining towns, the 1895 service rifle was rather pedestrian. Since war hadn't yet been declared, they wanted something that could be used for sporting purposes as well. Private and small-volume purchases were made, and the special sporting rifles were made available for about five quid.

The result was one of the most beautiful military rifles ever, the Pleasure Mauser. Based on the same 1895 small-ring action and superb 7x57mm cartridge, the Plezier Mausers were fitted with a precision, tapered 28-inch octagonal barrel.

The rear sight is a short ladder and the front winged and windage adjustable. The stock is clearly a sporting design, with a semi-pistol grip, fine checkering, cheekpiece and Schnabel fore-end. The front sling swivel is silver-soldered to the barrel in the manner of African hunting rifles. Alongside the receiver are distinctive flats standing out from the gentle curves.

Really a magic Mauser ..


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Last Edit: 3 years, 8 months ago by Peter Viljoen.

Re: Plezier Mauser 3 years, 8 months ago #4296

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Another view ...

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"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal" Henry Ford

Last Edit: 3 years, 8 months ago by Peter Viljoen.

Re: Plezier Mauser 3 years, 8 months ago #4297

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Another view ...

pl3.jpg
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal" Henry Ford

Last Edit: 3 years, 8 months ago by Peter Viljoen.

Re: Plezier Mauser 3 years, 8 months ago #4301

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Suberb !
Frederik Cocquyt

Sleeping under the African Sky I cannot see anything wrong with the world !
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