Type 45 Siamese Mauser

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Type 45 Siamese Mauser
Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin  Thailand
Production history
Designed 1903
Manufacturer Koishikawa arsenal
Variants Type 45, Type 47, Type 66, Type 45/66, Type 47/66
Specifications
Cartridge 8x50mmR, 8x52mmR
Caliber 8mm
Action Bolt action
Feed system 5 round magazine
Sights Iron

The Type 45 Siamese Mauser was a service rifle adopted by the government of Siam (now Thailand) in 1903. It was a bolt-action rifle based on the Mauser action, originally chambered for the 8×50mmR rimmed centrefire cartridge (not to be confused with the dimensionally similar Austrian 8×50mmR Mannlicher or French 8×50mmR Lebel cartridges). It was later upgraded as the Type 66 rifle and chambered to fire the 8x52mmR cartridge with a spitzer bullet.[1]

The Type 45 refers to the year 2445 in the Thai calendar, which corresponds with 1903 on the western Gregorian calendar.

Description and variant types[edit]

Thai employ Koishikawa arsenal produce.

  • Type 45 Siamese Mauser (Adopt a copy of the Swedish Mauser and Gewehr 98)
  • Type 47 Siamese Mauser (Adopt a copy of the Swedish Mauser and Gewehr 98)
  • Type 66 Siamese Mauser (Decided of the Arisaka)
  • Type 45/66 Siamese Mauser (Decided under license from Germany by develop from Type 45 Siamese Mauser)
  • Type 47/66 Siamese Mauser (Decided under license from Germany by develop from Type 47 Siamese Mauser)

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