German Mauser Model 1903 Rifle : Turkish Army

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey
Accession Number REL/02169
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made Germany
Date made c 1903
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

German Mauser Model 1903 Rifle. The receiver has the Sultans crest or toughra over the Arabic serial number. The rifle is complete with a cleaning rod and a light khaki cotton canvas sling. The sling is equipped with leather keepers at either end; the upper one is secured by leather lacing. Serial numbers from the Arabic: '33' on the safety catch; '15' over '6733' on the bolt; '183653' on the top of the receiver.

History / Summary

Provenance unknown.

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