Type 45 Siamese Mauser

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Type 45 Siamese Mauser
Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin Siam
Service history
In service 1903-1923
Used by Siam/Thailand
Wars World War I World War II
Production history
Designed 1903
Manufacturer Koishikawa arsenal
Variants Type 45, Type 47, Type 66, Type 45/66, Type 47/66
Cartridge 8x50mmR, 8x52mmR
Caliber 8 mm
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 Gregorian calendar.


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