|Place||Europe: Western Front|
|Physical description||Steel, Wood|
First World War, 1914-1918
Mauser T-Gewehr Anti Tank Rifle
Mauser T Gewehr anti tank single shot, bolt action rifle. Wooden half stock with a pistol grip and a mounting bracket on the fore end to take the MG08/15 bipod. The polished steel receiver is stamped MAUSER within a rectangle on the breech top. The bolt arm is straight with a ball knob.
This German 13 mm Mauser anti-tank rifle M1918, the first anti-tank rifle, was little more than an enlarged Mauser 7.92 mm infantry rifle. Fitted with a long barrel and supported on a light bipod, the single-shot weapon fired a 13 mm jacketed bullet with an armour piercing steel core at 3000 ft per second. It had the capacity to pierce armour plate used on British and French tanks.