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Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Hathorn, Mar 7, 2013.
Anybody run across any Boer War mausers out there for sale? I've found my addiction!!
I believe that many of the Chinese Shang Ki Chek Mausers were used in the Boer War. They are around, but usually in pretty rough shape.
Boer Mauser are usually '93 action sporters and a few '95 action that you will never see. These were custom built rifles, not Mil-surp. Chang Ki Shek Mauser came years later during WWII>
So were those Mausers used by the Boers (the good guys) or by the Brits?
The Boers had the Mausers..
Britain actually considered dropping the SMLE for the P14 because the Boers were beating the Brits and wanted their own "Mauser" design....
They actually had a completely different Mauser design in mind before WWII, and a 7mm. The cartridge was in the design stage and was dropped. The research again resumed after WWII. The .280 British, 7x43.
Actually pre-WWI... I think the Boer Wars ended in 1902(?) and the "Mauser" design was because of the Boers.