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Gewehr 88 Gew 88 (Rifle 1888) Antique
Gewehr 88 Gew 88 (Rifle 1888) Antique


 
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The Gewehr 88`s are in fair to good condition. All are original German made at various imperial Arsenals like Amberg, Danzig, Loewe, Steyr, etc. They might have some minor dings or cracks. Technically they are all functional and considering the age in really nice shape. Some have also the imperial Ethiopian markings next to the German markings. These are true pieces of history and should not be missing in any collection.

Antique Firearms or Non Firearm Category. These can ship directly to an adult. Proof of age is required, copy of drivers license or FFL is fine. We will ship to the address on the ID. Some state restrictions may apply.

The Gewehr 88, also called the Model1888 Commission Rifle, was a late 19th-century German bolt action rifle, adopted in 1888. The invention of smokeless powder in the late 19th century immediately rendered all of the large-bore black powder rifles then in use obsolete. To keep pace with the French,who had adopted smokeless powder, small bore Lebel Model 1886 rifle, the Germans adopted the Gewehr 88 using its own new M/88 (Patrone 88) cartridge. It features a distinctive barrel jacket, and uses a 5 round internal magazine fed with a Mannlicher style en bloc clip. Rilfe does not come with clip.
Rifles are in fair to good condition and operational. The rifles are classified as an Antique. No FFL required!

The rifle was one of many weapons in the arms race taking place in Europe at the time. There were also two carbine versions, the Karabiner 88 for mounted troops and the Gewehr 91 for artillery. Later models provided for loading with stripper clips with an improved, Spitzer bullet cartridge (Gewehr 88/05s and Gewehr 88/14s) and went on to serve in World War I to a limited degree. Unlike many German service rifles before and after, it was not developed by Mauser but the Arms Commission, and Mauser was one of the few major arms manufacturers in Germany that did not produce Gewehr 88s.


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