Type 45 Siamese Mauser
|Type 45 Siamese Mauser|
|Place of origin||Siam|
|Wars||World War I World War II|
|Variants||Type 45, Type 47, Type 66, Type 45/66, Type 47/66|
|Feed system||5-round magazine|
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.
The Type 45 refers to the year 2445 in the Thai calendar, which corresponds with 1903 on the Gregorian calendar.
- Type 45 Siamese Mauser (copy of the Swedish Mauser and Gewehr 98)
- Type 47 Siamese Mauser (copy of the Swedish Mauser and Gewehr 98)
- Type 66 Siamese Mauser (copy of the Arisaka type 38)
- Type 45/66 Siamese Mauser
- Type 47/66 Siamese Mauser