June 27, 1838|
Oberndorf am Neckar, Kingdom of Württemberg
|Died||May 29, 1914
Oberndorf am Neckar, German Empire
|Occupation||Engineer, Weapon Designer|
|Known for||Development of distinctive Mauser action|
|Notable work||Gewehr 98 Rifle
7×57mm Mauser rifle cartridge
|Relatives||Wilhelm Mauser, brother|
Together with his brother Wilhelm Mauser, Paul Mauser designed the Mauser Model 1871 rifle, the first of a successful line of Mauser rifles and pistols. The rifle was adopted as the Gewehr 71 or Infanterie-Gewehr 71 and was the first metal cartridge weapon of the German Empire. While Wilhelm handled this business side of the factory, Paul proved to be the more technically capable engineer.
The Mauser company developed the Gewehr 98 and Karabiner 98k rifle series. The bolt-action design used for the Gewehr 98 was patented by Paul Mauser on 9 September 1895. The Gewehr 98 and its derivations were the latest in a line of Mauser rifles that were introduced in the 1890s.
2. www.paul-mauser-archive.com: Site focused on the Paul Mauser archive by Mauro Baudino and Gerben van Vlimmeren.
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