WW2, USA, Germany, WW1, Mauser, Enfield, M1 Carbine, Surplus, C&R, FFL,
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.