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World War 2 Sniper Rifles

Mauser Gewehr 98 (Rifle): Germany

The Mauser Corporation, recognized by the two Mauser brothers, recognized their repute in firearms making in the last decades of the Nineteenth century, and persistent in providing very well thought-out and skillfully built firearms until the end of the World War 2. Mauser bolt is a straightforward, tremendously sturdy and well thought out blueprint. The bolt has three locking heaves, two at the bolt head and one at the backside of the bolt. The bolt handle is firmly attached to the bolt body. On the unique Gew 98 rifles it was straight and situated flat when bolt was in the closed situation. The Mauser 98’s traits are un-doubtfully to be the best for the cartridges, it is capable of handling. This is why most informed rifle users persist upon a Mauser-type plan to this day.

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Karabiner 98k: The Wehrmacht’s Rifle

The Karabiner 98k design was the final design in a healthy list of rifles premeditated for the German forces by Mauser Corporation. Tracing its roots to the Lebel Model 1886, the Karabiner 98k was most directly descended from the Gewehr 98 (Model 1898) which primary introduced an internal, metallic five cartridge magazine. In the year 1923, the Karabiner 98b was commenced as the primary rifle for the post World War I German armed forces.

In the beginning of year 1935, Mauser Corporation intended to upgrade the Karabiner 98b by changing its numerous gears and shortening its overall length. The result was the Karabiner 98 Kurz; a Short Carbine Model of the year 1898, better known as the Karabiner 98k. Like its precursor, the Kar98k was also a bolt-action rifle, which restricted its pace of fire, and was comparatively unmanageable.

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Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon): Mexico

The Mondragón was the world’s first ever produced automatic rifle, and was designed by Mexican General Manuel Mondragón. He began work in year 1882 and patented the weapon in year 1887. It was gas maneuvered with a cylinder and piston array, now very recognizable but strange at the time, and rotating bolt, protected by lugs in helical grooves in the receiver; it was also likely to function it as a simple straight-pull bolt action. The caliber was 7 mm Mauser with an 8-round box magazine; a test LMG edition had a 20 round box and provision for a bipod, like the BAR; the Mexican Army also used a 100-round drum magazine for a light machine gun variant produced in 1910.

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