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    Here is a rifle I inherited from my fathers uncle. All I know its English, can the experts help me with a bit more info about it.

    Casey ~

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    Hello,
    Considering that it has ERFURT engraved on it, i would bet that it's more german than english....
    I go for a Mauser 88
    Thanks
    PREUSSENS GLORIA

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    True...it's a Gewehr 1888 Mauser and it is, indeed, German. It was, as can be seen by the long stock, a Mannlicher design and was a primary rifle of the German's during WWI and was also exported all over the World. Unfortunately, they were not a strong action rifle and using modern ammunition in them is considered dangerous today.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    Unfortunately, they were not a strong action rifle and using modern ammunition in them is considered dangerous today.
    Alas, too late....

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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    It's a carbine model version of the Reichskommission rifle, much rarer!

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    My father said his uncle claimed it to be a English rifle for cavalry troops, guess not. Thanks everyone for the clarification and info.

    Casey ~

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    Well....maybe for Shooting English troops with...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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