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Mauser Military Rifles of the World, Fifth Edition

5th Edition

By Robert W. D. Ball

Format: Paperback

SKU# Y1287

Nothing But Mauser Rifles ... The Authoritative Source

Over 400 pages with color photographs of Mausers!

You'll Love This If:

  • You collect Mauser rifles and want accurate information from a trusted source
  • You inherited a Mauser rifle and need to identify it
  • You want the industry standard reference on Mauser rifles

The Mauser rifle is arguably the most prolific military long gun ever produced, with an estimated 102 million rifles manufactured by scores of countries. Mauser Military Rifles of the World 5th Edition celebrates this time-honored rifle with brilliant, full color photography throughout its 400 pages. This classy hardcover book is organized by country in alphabetical order, starting with Argentina and ending with Yemen, with a massive section on German Mausers and German Mauser Sniper Rifles. There is a fascinating final chapter on Mauser Curiosa, and useful appendices with images from the German Army's Mauser Manual. The book starts off with a history of Mauser, written by the author, Robert Ball, noted authority on Mauser firearms.

You’ll Learn About:

  • Mauser rifle variations by country
  • Rare and obscure Mauser types rarely covered anyplace else
  • Historical background and detailed descriptions of every conceivable Mauser

TIP: Contains Extensive Coverage on German Sniper Rifles!

Book Also Includes:

  • Early blackpowder Mausers
  • Over 200 new photos
  • Every Mauser model from 1871-1945

Sneak Peek: Photo Gallery: 54 Countries, 54 Mausers!

Throughout the history of firearms development, no rifle has been produced in greater quantity or by more countries than has the Mauser. Here are 54 images from 54 countries showcasing the Mauser’s many varieties. Click to See Photos

Chapters (Mausers By Country):

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Manchuria
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Orange Free State
  • Paraguay
  • Persia/Iran
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia/Yugoslavia
  • Slovak Republic
  • South African Republic
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Transvaal
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
About the Author
Robert W.D. Ball is an acknowledged authority on antique military rifles and memorabilia. He has authored a dozen books and travels the world in search of items to add to his collection.

What The Experts are Saying

"Due to the sheer volume of Mauser variations produced, no mortal man should attempt to buy a Mauser rifle before consulting this book. The detailed photos and descriptions of receiver markings make this book indispensable for the Mauser rifle collector." - Corey Graff, Online Editor, Tactical & Military Arms Blog, gundigest.com.


SKU Y1287
Additional Feature 1300 Color Photos
Author/Speaker/Editor Robert W. D. Ball
File/Trim Size 8.25"W v 10.875"H
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440215445
Number Of Pages 448

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Great book Review by Easton

This is a great book if you are into Mausers or plan on getting into them. I looked at the supposed error on Page 139 (actually on 136) and its not actually an error as it says that the picture simply illustrates a different set of markings that can be found on French issued K98s. It doesn't say it was applied by the French.Though I can see where someone may draw the conclusion that it was applied by them.Great book, fantastic pictures, very well wrote.

(Posted on 3/8/2012)

MAUSER Military Rifles 5 Review by Milan Marik

the book is fine, but at page 139 is the mistake. Mauser with sign SWP45 isn't French production but Brno 1945. SWP 45 is german marking from end of WW2

(Posted on 5/1/2011)

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