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Mauser 71 ( 1871 ) Regiment Markings
Old 09-13-2010, 03:19 AM   #1
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Default Mauser 71 ( 1871 ) Regiment Markings

I love all things Mauser and recently purchased this Model 71 ( 1871 ). I would like to know more about the markings in particular the regimental markings. Next I will need to find a nice matching bayonet and 11mm dies/kit for reloading. Thank you all in advance.















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Old 09-13-2010, 03:38 AM   #2
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Good looking rifle you have there

The marking is for the Ersatz (Replacement) Battalion of the 17th Bavarian Infantry Regiment. Company 3. Weapon 2.

The rest of the stamps (Crown/letter) are military inspection stamps.

Amberg where the rifle was made was the main Bavarian arsenal.

The large crowned L stamping is for King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

Hope that helps a little.

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Old 09-14-2010, 12:51 PM   #3
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reloading dies are expensiv RCBS have this die set in program casses can bought from bertram in australia or hornheber in germany casses are 3 to 5 euros pieces
a verry expensiv shooting i have myself reloaded this caliber if you are interessted i can send reloading data .
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:30 PM   #4
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Very nice rifle!
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:09 PM   #5
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Excellent rifle, I'd like to get one myself one of these days.

The Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment "Orff" Nr. 17 was formed on 24 July 1878, when the 6th, 8th, and 10th Bavarian Jäger Battalions (the 6th and 8th Jäger Bttlns. participated in the Austro-Prussian War; all three participated in the Franco-Prussian War, fighting at Wissembourg, Wörth, Chatillon, Sedan, and the Siege of Paris) were consolidated into one unit. It was stationed in Germerscheim in the Bavarian Palatinate (Pfalz.)
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:35 PM   #6
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very nice one,i remember one m71 offered to me in early 90,for 200 d.mark and i have dont take it, ah,until today im angry abaut
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:45 PM   #7
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Wow, great rifle! I had a '71 and a '71/'84 years ago but sold them. This one is just super.....
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