Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH

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Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH
Industry Firearms
Predecessors Mauser
Founded 1999
Headquarters Isny im Allgäu, Germany
Products Hunting Rifles
Owners Lüke & Ortmeier Gruppe
Website www.mauserwaffen.de

Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH is a German manufacturer of hunting rifles in the SIG Sauer group.

History[edit]

1999–2003[edit]

In 1999, the Mauser civilian gun segment was separated from the military segment and was purchased by the German investors Michael Lüke and Thomas Ortmeier. The Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH (Mauser Hunting Weapons Ltd.) was established with its company base being situated in Isny im Allgäu in southern Germany. Rifles are produced there exclusively for the hunting/sporting sector. Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH resumed the production of the Mauser models M 98 and M 98 Magnum again, according to the original drawings and respective Mauser patents of the Gewehr 98 and Karabiner 98k.

In 2000, Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH and its European sister companies, J.P. Sauer & Sohn, Blaser and Swiss Arms were unified by the German investors Michael Lüke and Thomas Ortmeier under the SIGARMS name.

In 2003, Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH introduced the M 03 hunting/sporting bolt-action rifle.

Mauser 2003–present[edit]

On October 1, 2007 SIGARMS officially changed its name to SIG SAUER. This change of name reflects how SIG SAUER has become one of the largest firearms manufacturing entities in the world.[1] It is also the fastest-growing firearms maker in the United States, expanding its operations and increasing sales nearly 50% since 2005. SIG SAUER has recently tripled its work force and invested eighteen million dollars into state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and equipment.[1] The various contemporary Mauser rifle models are produced in Isny im Allgäu, Germany and sold under the brand name Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH (Mauser Huntingweapons Ltd.).[2][3]

Mauser rifles offered (2008)[edit]

  • M 03 Basic
  • M 03 Extreme
  • M 03 Trail
  • M 03 Match / Jagdmatch
  • M 03 Solid
  • M 03 Africa
  • M 03 Arabesque
  • M 03 De Luxe
  • M 03 Old Classic
  • M 03 Alpine
  • M 98
  • M 98 Magnum

Mauser M2 handgun[edit]

The Mauser M2 is a Mauser branded handgun offered in the United States. It is a self-loading double-action pistol offered in .45 ACP initially, and later in .40 S&W and .357 SIG. The Mauser M2 is dimensionally similar to the SIG P229 pistol, also manufactured by SIGARMS. Unlike most SIGs, it utilizes a rotating barrel like a Beretta. It's also striker-fired, like a Glock pistol.

The Mauser M2 was offered by SIGARMS, though by 2006, it no longer appeared on their website. SIGARMS purchased the Mauser name for pistol manufacture in 1999. This pistol also is no longer supported by SIGSAUER nor Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH. It has not been imported by SIG in over four years, and the Mauser Oberndorf plant where the M2 was manufactured has been closed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b About Us
  2. ^ Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH
  3. ^ Brochure M 03/M 98

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