The last of my latest aquisitions,
My German Mauser M1871 dated 1877 and made at the Bavarian Amberg Arsenal.
This was the German answer to the Chassepot after the Franco Prussian War. The Prussaians were armed with the Dreyse which was the Germans first bolt action rifle and was inferior to the Chassepot.
This is a Rifle I have been after for some time, I have one which is missing a few parts,rear sight cleaning rod and it is almost impossible to find them.
This rifle is all matching numbers as you can see and is in superb condition. I have 6 bayonets for this rifle so it will have a special place in my collection. It is the earliest of my German rifles.