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Hello folks,

I just acquired a vintage Mauser that has me a little stumped. It has all the features of a Commercial Army Model C Oberndorf sporter except that it has a DWM marked receiver, not Oberndorf. Left wall is marked "Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabrik Berlin".

It has an original vintage Lyman #35 receiver site which appears to be original to the time of building. It has added markings for 175g and 139g bullet zeros. In many ways is a Dead-Ringer for a Model C Army. It carries Commercial the "2,57 G.B.P. St.m.g" proof marks that were in use from 1891 - 1913, along with "Crown/Crown N" proofs on Barrel, Receiver, and on the turned down Bolt. It has a red recoil pad with the maker's name removed from the center. LOP is 13-3/4" to the front trigger.

"Made in Germany" after the serial number is one-line stamped on the bottom of the stock. 3 digit serial number with last 2 digits matching on all the parts including the Double-Set Trigger assembly. A "7" is on the top of the barrel ring ahead of the receiver indicating it is 7x57 cal. The only other mark found is stamping of "4 small circles in a diamond patern" on most of the parts. I think this may be an inspectors mark, but not sure.

Every indication is that this is a Professional Factory built rifle as opposed to a Gunsmith project. The 22" stepped barrel also looks factory original and not a cut-down. The rifle weighs exactly 7 pounds.

I've listed a bunch of pictures and would ask for opinions and comments please.

Thanks to all.












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buckstix - I'd like to welcome you to a somewhat exclusive club; owning a factory DWM Commercial Mauser. The link below will take you to a posting by Michael Petrov a few years ago seeking info on a "Spitzer bullet" marked Mauser. I posted about my rifle at length with the info gathered since obtaining mine. It is likely to be one of the rare occasions he's been stumped.

My rifle is serial #100 and is in 8x57 caliber. Mine also has the elusive (and expensive) Lyman #35 sight. I do envy the double-set triggers and hinged floorplate on your rifle. On the other hand, I also have a DWM 1893/5 factory sporter with them, also in 7x57. These two rifles I own are the only examples I've ever seen in person.

Sincere congratulations on your find.

http://www.jouster.com/forums/showthread...=Spitzer+bullet

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Thank you so very much Alkali,

Not too often that Michael Petrov is stumped about something. In searching for history about Tauscher, I found several requests from Michael Petrov looking for a Tauscher catalog. Do you know if ever found one?

I had a hunch that my DWM sporter was something special. It just didn't seem to be a sporterized military rifle. Rather, it appeared to me to be a factory sporter from the start, much like my Oberndorf Model C Army. But, I had never heard of a DWM Factory Sporter. Were your DWM sporters marked with any importer's marks?

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buckstix - This is a link to my previous post here as regards the 1893/95 sporter. This will give you a little more on Tauscher. Neither of my rifles are marked with Tauscher's name or any other import info.

http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbt...7257#Post207257


P.S. Here's a link to a Tauscher article and catalog.

http://www.landofborchardt.com/tauscher-article.html

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I get stumped more often than you might think, I just try not to advertize that ;-).

About the time I got all the Tauscher information together was when I lost my hard drive and 90% of the back up. I have not had the time to replace or find it but I do not remember ever seeing any rifle marked "Tauscher".


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