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Paul Mauser


German empire 1838-1914

During conscripti­on in 1859, Paul Mauser proved to be an impressive gunsmith, following in the footsteps of his father and four older brothers. He designed the Mauser Model 1871 rifle with his elder sibling, Wilhelm, sparking a long line of firearm manufactur­ing that continues to this day at the German arms giant Mauser.

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