CLASSIC PORTUGUESE MODEL 1904 MAUSER

£750.00

THIS IS A MAUSER -VERGUEIRO WHICH IS A BOLT ACTION RIFLE DESIGNED BY JOSE ALBERTO VERGUEIRO IN 1904, HE WAS AN INFANTRY OFFICER OF THE PORTUGUESE ARMY.

MANUFACTURED BY DEUTSCHE WAFFEN UND MUNITIONSFABRIKEN (DWM).

DEVELOPED FROM THE MAUSER 98 WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW BOLT SYSTEM DERIVED FROM THE GEWEHR 1888 AND MANNLICHER – SCHONAUER.

OUTSIDE PORTUGAL THE RIFLE WAS KNOWN AS THE PORTUGUESE MAUSER. IT USED THE 6.5 X 58 VERGUEIRO CARTRIDGE.THE RIFLE REPLACED THE KROPATSCHEK RIFLE, M1886 AS

THE STANDARD INFANTRY RIFLE OF THE PORTUGUESE ARMY AND REMAINED IN SERVICE UNBTIL 1939 WHEN IT WAS REPLACED BY THE MAUSER K98.

IN 1939 AFTER THE PORTUGUESE ARMY HAD ADOPTED THE K98 MANY OF THE REMAINING VERGUEIRO RIFLES WERE CONVERTED TO THE 7.92 CARTRIDGE AS THIS HAS BEEN AND CARRIES THE 7.92 BNP PROOF MARK

THE RIFLE ALSO CARRIES THE CORRECT ROYAL MARK OF D CARLOS 1ST

OVERALL A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF THESE QUITE RARE RIFLES.

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