Mauser Rifle Series

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This pages has Mauser Rifles used on film other than Mauser Gewehr 1898 and Karabiner 98k which are the two most popular models seen on screen.

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Gewehr 1871/84

Mauser Gewehr 1871/84 - 11.15x60mmR

The M71/84 was a repeating bolt-action rifle developed from the earlier Gewehr M1871 single-shot rifle designed by Paul and Wilhelm Mauser, and was the last blackpowder Mauser. A tubular 8-round magazine, designed by Alfred von Kropatschek, was added below the barrel. Interestingly, it was loaded from the top of the receiver with the bolt open. The rifle would not last long in service, being replaced by the M1888 Commission rifle just 5 years later.

A variant of the M71/84, the M1887 chambered in 9.5x60mm was ordered by the Ottoman Empire, becoming the first in a long series of "Turkish" Mausers.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
Go Tell the Spartans James Hong The Old Man 1978
The Last Samurai Japanese Imperial Army 2003


1891 Mauser Rifle

Mauser 1891 - 7.65x53mm Mauser

The M1891 Argentine Contract rifle was developed from the earlier Belgian M1889, which was the first Mauser designed with a single-piece bolt body and firing a smokeless powder cartridge. The M91 did away with the M89's barrel shroud, but in other respects was virtually identical. It featured a 29.1" barrel, ladder-type rear sight, short handguard, and straight-gripped single-piece stock. A cock-on-closing design, it is easily identified by its single-column magazine, which projects down from the stock directly in front of the trigger guard. Chambered in 7.65x53mm Mauser.

The Ottoman Empire purchased 280,000 of the identical M1890 rifles also chambered in 7.65x53mm Mauser.

The M1892 Mauser rifles submitted to the US Army trials was based on this design; each incorporated a large external claw extractor (a feature used on all subsequent Mausers) and some were equipped with magazine cutoffs. The most advanced of these, Rifle No.5, featured a one-piece magazine and triggerguard. Rifles in 7.65x53mm and .30-40 Krag were tested, but the Krag-Jørgensen design was chosen instead.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) German Imperial Army 1979

Television:

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Rough Riders George Hamilton William Randolph Hearst 1997


1893 Spanish Mauser

1893 Spanish Mauser - 7x57mm Mauser

The M1893 was the first Mauser rifle to incorporate both the non-rotating claw extractor and the staggered-column box magazine developed by Paul Mauser. Unlike other Mauser designs, the bottom of the M1893's bolt face was square, which was believed to be necessary for feeding staggered cartridges. This feature is present on all M1893 Mausers, but was found to be unnecessary and was eliminated from subsequent designs. It fired the high-velocity 7x57mm cartridge developed by Paul Mauser in 1892. Initial production was by Ludwig Loewe & Co. in Berlin; in 1896 the Spanish arsenal at Oviedo took over production. Production of the M1893 lasted until the mid-1930s. During the Spanish Civil War, the rifle was widely used by both Republican and Nationalist forces.

This rifle's performance against United States troops during the Spanish-American war led directly to the development of the American M1903 Springfield

The Ottoman Empire ordered 200,000 M1893 rifles chambered in 7.65x53 Belgian. Each rifle featured a magazine cutoff on the right side of the receiver. Many of these rifles were later converted to 7.9x57mm by the Turkish Republic and may be seen with straight or pistol-gripped stocks and with-or-without the magazine cutoff box. These are designated M1893/33.

Title Actor Character Note Date
La Bandera Legionnaires 1935
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer rebels 1935
Doctor Zhivago Russian troops 1965
A Bullet for the General Gian Maria Volonté El Chuncho 1966
A Bullet for the General Lou Castel Bill 'Niño' Tate 1966
A Bullet for the General Mexican governmental troops and guerrillas 1966
Pan's Labyrinth Spanish Guardia 2006
Pan's Labyrinth Spanish Maquis 2006
There Be Dragons Spanish Nationalist and Republican extras 2011
Hemingway & Gellhorn Spanish Nationalist forces 2012

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Rough Riders Spanish troops 1997


1894 Swedish Mauser Carbine

Mauser M94/14 Cavalry Carbine (dated 1916) (Carl Gustaf) - 6.5x55mm. The barrel was originally flush with the front of the stock, but a barrel extension was added to comply with US import restrictions.

The Model 1894 (or more commonly known M94) was a precursor to the M1896 Carl Gustaf Mauser which went into production in 1895, with left over receivers used in the M1896 full sized rifle production. It is noteworthy for its metal endcap and the fact that some later models (like the M94/14) were designed to take either the standard M1914 army bayonet or the M95 Naval bayonet (a large bladed knife).

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Wind and the Lion German soldiers 1975


1895 Chilean Mauser

Also known as the Chilean Contract Mauser, or Modelo Mauser Chileno 1895, this rifle was developed from the Spanish M1893 design. A unique feature was a small steel shoulder on the tang of the receiver behind the bolt handle that served as a safety lug; the squared bolt-face of the M1893 was also eliminated. While M1895s were originally chambered in 7x57mm Mauser, in the 1950s-60s Chile re-chambered some in 7.62x51mm NATO when they adopted the H&K G3 rifle.

70,000 M1895 rifles were ordered by the Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and used by Boer Commandos during the Second Boer War against the British Empire. These rifles were built using the earlier M93-pattern receiver, and as such lack the re-enforcing shoulder on the tang. Roughly 55,000 were delivered before the British began an embargo of Boer arms shipments. The remaining rifles were then sold to Chile.

Mauser 1895 Rifle - 7x57mm Mauser
Mauser 1895 Short Rifle - 7x57mm Mauser
Mauser 1895 Carbine - 7x57mm Mauser

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Wind and the Lion Sean Connery Sheikh Rausili . 1975
Breaker Morant . Boer Commandoes . 1980
Matewan Will Oldham Danny Radnor 1987

Television:

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Rough Riders Spanish troops 1997
Rough Riders Dale Dye Colonel Leonard Wood 1997


1896 Swedish Mauser

Mauser 1896/02 Rifle (Carl Gustaf) - 6.5x55mm
Mauser 1896/11 Rifle (Carl Gustaf) - 6.5x55mm
Mauser 1896/38 Rifle (Carl Gustaf) - 6.5x55mm

The last cock-on-closing Mauser action, the major changes included moving the bolt-guide-rib to the bolt body, and the addition of a knurled thumb tab on the cocking piece. The United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway had developed the 6.5x55mm cartridge in 1891 for use in all potential new service rifles before the Mauser design was selected. Production at Waffenfabrik Mauser in Oberndorf am Neckar was 1895-1900, and Swedish production at Gustafs stads Gevärsfaktori from 1898-1925. One of the production requirements was that all M96 rifles were made from the same Swedish nickel-copper-vanadium-steel alloy regardless of manufacturer.

Numerous M96 rifles were loaned to Finland for use in the Winter War/Continuation War against the Soviet Union.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Man on the Roof Suspect 1976
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Jordana Spiro Cathrine Reece 2000
Beyond the Border Swedish troops Some with sniper scopes 2011


Mauser 98 Sporter

The German-style purpose-built sporter has a ribbed barrel, express sights and a flat "butterknife" style bolt handle, and not a converted military rifle.

German-style Mauser 98 Sporter Model B - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German-style Mauser 98 Sporter Model K - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Mauser 98 Sporter with scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Hud 1963
Pierrot Goes Wild (Pierrot le Fou) Jean-Paul Belmondo Ferdinand 'Pierrot' Griffon With a scope 1965
Pierrot Goes Wild (Pierrot le Fou) Anna Karina Marianne Renoir With a scope 1965
Sorrel Flower (Fleur d'oseille) Henri Garcin Jo de Fréjus With a scope 1967
Sorrel Flower (Fleur d'oseille) Dominique Zardi Jeannot With a scope 1967
Diamonds Are Forever Bruce Cabot Bert Saxby 1971
The Sugarland Express Texas Ranger 1974
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man Police snipers and hitmen 1976
The Thirty Nine Steps Ronald Pickup Bayliss 1980
The Long Good Friday Alan Talbot Sniper 1980
Coup de Torchon Jean-Pierre Marielle Le Peron Model K 1981
Coup de Torchon Philippe Noiret Lucien Cordier Model K 1981
Public Enemies Christian Bale Melvin Purvis 9.3mm x 57mm 2009

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Hawaii Five-O James MacArthur Danny "Danno" Williams 1968-1979
The Sopranos John Ventimiglia Artie Bucco S1.13 1999-2007
The Sopranos Steven R. Schirripa Bobby Bacala S3.11 1999-2007


Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine

Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The second carbine based on the Gewehr 98, the Karabiner 98a was adopted in 1908. Although referred to as a carbine, with its 23.6" barrel it is really more of a short rifle. Unlike the Gew. 98, it was built on a small-ring receiver (like the pre-98 actions), which saved weight. It features a turned-down bolt, full-length handguard, a guarded front sight, side-mounted sling, and a distinctive stacking hook just below the upper barrel band. It was widely issued to German artillery troops and saw extensive service in World War I and in the postwar Reichswehr.

The rifle was replaced in the early 1920s by the misleadingly-named Karabiner 98b, which was actually a full-length rifle very similar to the Gew. 98, but with a turned-down bolt, tangent-leaf sight, and side-mount sling.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Night Train to Munich Basil Radford Charters 1940
Night Train to Munich Naunton Wayne Caldicott 1940
Sahara Frank Lackteen Sheik Ali 1943
The Wind That Shakes The Barley Cillian Murphy Damien 2006
War Horse German Troops 2011
Stalingrad German soldiers 2013


1903 Turkish Mauser

Turkish Mauser 1903 - 7.65x53mm Mauser

The Turkish M1903 rifle was developed from the Gewehr 98. Unlike the Gew. 98, it featured an intermediate-length action, with a bolt and magazine that were .2" shorter than that of the Gew. 98, due to the shorter 7.65x53mm Belgian cartridge. It also had a simple tangent-leaf rear sight, rather than the Lange Visier of the Gew. 98. The rifle retained the earlier M93-pattern bayonet lug on the upper barrel band, allowing it to use bayonets made for the M93 rifles previously purchased. 200,000 rifles were produced from 1903-1905 at Waffenfabrik Mauser in Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany. Chambered in 7.65x53mm Mauser.

Beginning in 1930 the Turkish Republic converted these rifles to fire 7.92x57mm JS Mauser, along with M1893s and M1888 Commission rifles. A notch was cut in the receiver ring so the longer cartridge could fit in the magazine. M1903 rifles converted to 7.9x57mm were referred to as M1903/30.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) German soldiers Impersonating Gewehr 98 1979
Gallipoli Turkish Soldiers 1981
Fort Saganne Arabic fighter 1984
Lighthorsemen, The Turkish Soldiers and Bedouins 1987
All The King Men Turkish Soldiers 1999
The Mummy Arabs 1999
Passchendaele German soldiers 2009


1907 Chinese Mauser

German-service Chinese M1907 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The Chinese Model 1907 was a development of the Mauser Model 1904, a commercial military model in turn developed from the Gewehr 98. It features a 29.1" barrel, tangent-leaf rear sight, half-length handguard, and narrow upper barrel band. It was originally chambered in a proprietary 6.8x58mm Chinese cartridge, but some in 7x57mm were also purchased. The M1907 was manufactured at Waffenfabrik Mauser in Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany, and Kung Hsien arsenal in Henan Province, China. When WW1 broke out the Germans seized all M1907 rifles still in the country and re-barrelled them for 7.9x57mm.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen German soldiers 2010


1908 Brazilian Mauser

Mauser 1908 - 7x57mm Mauser

The Brazilian M1908 rifle was developed from the Gewehr 98. It featured a simplified tangent-leaf rear sight, and elongated handguard extending from the receiver to the lower barrel band. The bolt, receiver and bayonet lug were left in the white. The M1908 was manufactured by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken in Berlin and Waffenfabrik Mauser in Orberndorf am Neckar from 1908 until the outbreak of World War I. Chambered for 7x57mm Mauser.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
City Of God Gangsters 2002
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Byung-hun Lee The Bad 2008
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Various henchmen 2008


1909 Argentine Mauser

Argentine Mauser 1909 - 7.65x53mm Mauser
Argentine Mauser M1909/26 Cavalry Carbine - 7.65 x 53mm Mauser

A development of the Gewehr 98, the M1909 Argentine contract featured a tangent-leaf rear sight rather than the Lange Visier, and a longer handguard that extended from the receiver to the lower barrel band. It also features an auxiliary bayonet lug fastened over the standard Gew. 98 lug. This allowed the use of the M1891 rifle's bayonet on the new rifle. Rifles, short rifles, and cavalry carbines were produced at Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, Berlin, and carbines under license in Argentina at Fabrica Militar de Armas Portatiles (F.M.A.P.) division of the Direccion General de Fabricaciones Militares (D.G.F.M.). Chambered in 7.65x53mm Mauser.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
Evita Argentine soldiers 1996
The Aura Ricardo Darín Esteban Espinosa Sporterized version 2005
The Aura Alejandro Awada Sontag Sporterized version 2005
There Be Dragons Wes Bentley Manolo Torres M1909 Cavalry Carbine 2011
There Be Dragons Olga Kurylenko Ildiko M1909 Cavalry Carbine 2011


1916 Spanish Mauser

M1916 Spanish Mauser - 7x57mm Mauser. Note bent bolt handle and tangent leaf sight.

The M1916 Spanish Mauser was a short rifle developed from the M1893 Spanish Mauser rifle. It shares the same action, but features a shorter 21 3/4" barrel and bent bolt handle. The rear sight was a Lange Visier-type on the Pattern 1 rifles, and a simple tangent-leaf on the Pattern 2 rifles. Interestingly, the M1916 short rifle and M1893 long rifle were produced concurrently at Oviedo. It was originally chambered in 7x57mm Mauser, however, after development of the CETME rifle, numerous M1916s were re-chambered for 7.62x51mm CETME for use by the Guardia Civil.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
La Bandera Robert Le Vigan Fernando Lucas 1935
Lost Command French paratroops, Viet Minh troops, Algerians 1966
A Professional Gun (Il mercenario) Tony Musante Paco Roman 1968
A Professional Gun (Il mercenario) Mexican soldiers, rebels 1968
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Kevork Malikyan Kazim 1989
Libertarias Ana Belén Pilar 1996
Victoria Abril Floren
Blanca Apilánez Aura
Laura Mañá Concha
Joan Crosas Boina
Jorge Sanz Worker Son
José Sancho Worker Father
Anarchists

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Bors Spanish Repusblicans Ep.11 1968
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Sean Patrick Flanery Indiana Jones 1992-1994


VZ-98/22 Czech Mauser

BRNO Vz.98/22 Czech Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The Czech Vz.98/22 rifle was the first Mauser design produced by the then-new Czechoslovak State Armaments Works in Brno. After World War I, the Treaty of Versailles had prohibited Imperial Germany from producing military arms, so the newly established nation of Czechoslovakia purchased an entire Gewehr 98 production line from Mauser Werke, complete with tooling and all available spare parts. 40,000 of these rifles were made and issued to the Czechoslovak Army in 1923. In 1927 the Republic of Turkey ordered 10,000 new Vz.98/22s. When the Vz.24 short rifle replaced the 98/22s in Czech service, those Vz.98/22s were sold to Turkey and China. Chambered in 7.92x57mm JS Mauser.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Lost Battalion German troops 2001


VZ-24 Czech Mauser

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Czech vz. 16/33 - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Based on the M98 action, the Vz.24 rifle was designed to replace the Vz.98/22 in Czechoslovakian service. It featured a 600mm (23.5") barrel, tangent-leaf rear sight, and full-length handguard. It was produced at several factories in Czechoslovakia from 1924-1941, and exported to dozens of countries worldwide. After the German annexation of Czechoslovakia in 1938, the rifle was adopted alongside the Kar98k and production continued for the Wehrmacht under the designation Gewehr 24(t). It was chambered in 7x57mm, 7.65x53mm, and 7.92x57mm depending on the production contract. The shortened, lightened version is called carbine VZ-33.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Stolen Border (Uloupená hranice) Karel Effa The sergeant VZ 33 1947
Ladislav H. Struna Srbek
Czechoslovak gendarmes, soldiers and German ordners
The Silent Barricade Jaroslav Prucha Hosek 1949
Czech soldiers and insurgents
Wolves' Lairs (Vlcie diery) Slovak soldiers and partisans 1948
The Unconquered (Neporazení) Gutav Heverle Cpl. Ríha 1958
Jaroslav Mareš PVT. Pepík
Jirí Sovák Pvt. Jarda
Martin Tapák Pvt. Janko
Josef Vinklár Pvt. Mirek
Vladimír Krska Pvt. Tonek
Czechoslovakian soldiers
Captain Dabac Slovak soldiers 1959
Smugglers of Death Radovan Lukavský CWO. SNB Václav Kot 1959
Smugglers of Death Jirí Vala WO. SNB Karel Zeman 1959
The Assassination (Atentát) Czechoslovak soldiers 1964
Penicka a Paraplícko Policemen of standby section 1964
Cast a Giant Shadow Haganah troops 1966
Mr. Freedom Freedom agent 1969
Hot Winter (Horká zima) Alexej Gsöllhofer Slávek 1973
Slovak insurgents
A Police Commissioner Accuses (Un comisar acuza) Prison guards 1974
The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye) Vladimir Gostyukhin Rybak Standing for 98k 1977
The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye) Hilfspolizei personnel Standing for 98k 1977
Revenge (Revansa) Iron Guard legionnaires, Romanian soldiers 1978
Go and Don't Say Goodbye (Chod a nelúc sa) Eva Jakoubková Júlia Cafíková 1979
Slovak gendarmes and insurgents
The Duel (Duelul) Romanian police 1981
Under Fire Nicaraguan Rebel 1983
Shades of Fern (Stín kapradiny) Petr Skarke Gendarme 1984
Shades of Fern (Stín kapradiny) Vítezslav Jandák Gendarme 1984
The World Knows Nothing (Svet nic neví) Czechoslovak troops 1987
The Tenth Man German troops 1988
Sitting on a Branch, Enjoying Myself Viliam Polónyi Zboncák VZ-33 1989
Sitting on a Branch, Enjoying Myself Czechoslovak soldiers 1989
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Cultist 1989
Life Is Beautiful German soldier 1997
Zelary Jan Tríska Old Gorcík VZ-33 2003
Zelary Juraj Hrcka Vojta Juriga VZ-33 2003
Zelary Gendarmes 2003
Stalingrad German soldier VZ-33 2013


Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Smrt sa volá Engelchen The partisans 1960
The Sinful People of Prague Jaroslav Satoranský Gendarme Tumpach "Otisky prstu" 1968-1970
Otto Šimánek Gendarme Kostroun "Černé rukavice"
Vlastimil Hašek Gendarme Kozel "Černé rukavice"
Cestmír Randa Gendarme Vodsed'álek "Špion přijede v sedm"
Gendarmes and soldiers
Legend of the Living Dead (Legenda o živých mrtvých) German soldiers and partisans 1971
On Wings of Eagles Revolutionaries 1986


VZ-98/29 Persian Mauser

Czech Persian Mauser 98/29 with bayonet 8x57mm

A variant of the Vz.24 chosen for the Iranian armed forces of Shah Reza Palavi in 1929, it was manufactured at Brno. The rifle features a 29" barrel, a handguard that extends from the receiver to the lower barrel band, and a tangent-leaf rear sight. The front sight also has distinctive "ears" on either side of the blade to protect it from damage. This rifle served until 1960, when it was replaced in Iranian service by the US M1 Garand. It is chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
Battle of Warsaw 1920 Borys Szyc Jan Krynicki 2011
Battle of Warsaw 1920 Polish troops 2011


WZ29 Polish Mauser

Polish WZ29 Mauser - 8x57mm

Polish repeating rifle, based on Mauser G98 system, and the very similar Czechoslovak vz 24. Production of new weapons was starting in 1930 at the National Arms Factory in Radom continued until September 1939. Rifle was manufactured in two versions, the lock handle infantry and cavalry of the simple lock with handle folded down. Produced a total of approximately 264 000 kbk wz.29 (including a large part for export to Spain and Afghanistan). After the September Campaign , they were used by the guerrillas of the Polish Underground. Acquired copies wz.29 rifle were also used by the Wehrmacht as the Gewehr 298 (p).

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
How I Unleashed World War II Marian Kociniak Pvt Franek Dolas 1970
How I Unleashed World War II Polish soldiers 1970

Video Games:

Title Appears As Mods Note Date
Forgotten Hope 2003


1935 Peruvian Mauser

Mauser 1935 (Modelo 1935) Rifle Peruvian FN Contract - .30-06

A variant of the FN M1924 short rifle adopted by the Peruvian Army in 1935. These rifles featured a tangent-leaf rear sight and a front sight with sheet-metal "ears" on either side of the post. The handguard extending from the receiver to the lower barrel band. These rifles were originally chambered in 7.65x53mm Mauser, however, after World War II Peru acquired surplus M1 Garand rifles from the US, and decided to standardize all their rifles in US .30-'06 Springfield. M1935 rifles had their chambers reamed out to take the longer cartridge.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
Uncommon Valor Seen among other rifles 1983


1936 Mexican Mauser

Mexican M1936 Mauser - 7x57mm Mauser

The M1936 Mexican Mauser short rifle was manufactured at Fábrica Nacional de Armas (National Arms Factory) in Mexico City from 1936 to 1954. It used a unique intermediate-length small-ring M98 action with a turned-down bolt handle. It also incorporated some elements of the US Springfield M1903 in its design; a knurled knob on the cocking piece allowed the bolt to be cocked without the manipulation of the bolt, and the upper and lower barrel bands. In 1954 the design was altered to .30-'06, and an adjustable aperture sight copied from the US M1903A3 was added to the receiver bridge. This variant is designated M1954.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Guns of Juana Gallo Luis Aguilar Arturo Ceballos Rico 1961
The Guns of Juana Gallo Ignacio López Tarso Pioquinto 1961
The Guns of Juana Gallo Mexican soldiers and rebels 1961


M43 Spanish Mauser

Spanish Mauser M43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The Spanish M43 rifle was based on the Kar98k and produced at the La Coruna arsenal from 1944-1957. Unlike the Kar98k, it featured a straight bolt handle and a handguard that extended from the receiver almost to the upper barrel band. Like the M1909 Argentine Contract, the M43 featured an auxiliary bayonet lug attached to the convention Gew. 98-style lug. This allowed the rifle to mount the older bayonets designed for the M1893 and M1916 rifles. Rifles manufactured for the Spanish Air Force did not have the auxiliary lug. It is chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser.

Many of these rifles were converted to the FR-8 model after the adoption of the CETME rifle in 1957.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
Lawrence of Arabia Turkish soldiers and Arab irregulars 1962
Lost Command French paratroops, Viet Minh troops, Algerians 1966
Man in the Trunk (La Valise) Tunisian soldiers 1973
Breakout Mexican prison guards 1975
Che Part Two: Guerrilla Bolivian Guerrilla 2008
Stalingrad German soldiers 2013



M48 Yugoslavian Mauser

Yugoslavian M48 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The M48 Mauser is a post World War II intermediate-length M98 action, designed in Yugoslavia. Although similar in general appearance to the German Kar98K rifle, it is not a copy but is based on the earlier Yugoslav M24 rifle. The main difference between the M48 and the Kar98K is that the M48 receiver is 1/4" shorter than the standard-length Kar98K. They are usually easily identified by the top handguard which extends behind the rear sight, and ends just in front of the receiver ring. The model number is stamped under the crest: M48 or M48A. Rifles without crest or model number are M48BO models meant for export. M48's are regarded as a military surplus firearm and can be collected in the US at a generally cheap price due to the numbers recently imported from Europe.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Fall of Italy (Pad Italije) Tonko Lonza Blago 1981
The Fall of Italy (Pad Italije) The partisans 1981
No Man's Land Bosnian guide 2001


Television:

Title Actor Character Note Date
Falling Skies Blair Brown Sonya 2011
Our Mothers, Our Fathers Tom Schilling Friedhelm Winter 2013


CETME FR-8

CETME FR-8 7.62x51mm NATO

After Spain adopted the CETME Rifle in 1957, many M1916 and M43 Mauser rifles were converted to 7.62x51mm NATO to serve as training rifles for new recruits. M43 rifles so converted were designated CETME FR-8. Each rifle was fitted with an 18.5" barrel in 7.62x51mm NATO, equipped with a birdcage flash hider and CETME-style front sight. Beneath the barrel was a fake gas tube, which contained the cleaning rod and kit. At the front of the tube was a bayonet lug for mounting the new CETME rifle's bayonet. An adjustable aperture sight was installed on the receiver bridge, to provide a similar sight picture to the actual CETME rifle.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Rundown Henchman 2003



Oberndorf Mauser Sporter

Oberndorf Mauser Sporter - 9x57mm

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Red House Rory Calhoun Teller 1947
The Sugarland Express 1974
The Smile of the Fox Steve Bond Martinez With a scope, suppressed 1992


Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Avengers James Villiers Simon Trent "Small Game for Big Hunters"(S4E16) 1961-1969


Type Zhongzheng Rifle

Type Zhongzheng rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Type Zhongzheng rifle with turned-down Kar98k style bolt handle - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The Type Zhongzheng rifle, also known as the Type-24 is a licensed, Chinese copy of the Mauser Standard Model rifle, and was used extensively by both Nationalist and Communist forces during the Second Sino-Japanese war, the Chinese Civil War and finally during the Korean War by the People's volunteer army. Production began in 1935 at the Gongxian Arsenal, and would eventually spread to three other rifle factories across China.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) Niu Tie A´Gui 1961
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) Shugui Shi Dan Zhu 1961
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) Ben Niu Xiao Pang 1961
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) The local militia, The Chinese Red Army 1961
Assembly (Ji jie hao) Zhang Hangyu Gu Zidi 2007
Assembly (Ji jie hao) Communist and Nationalist Chinese soldiers 2007
Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The General Yang's soldiers 2008
City of Life and Death Liu Ye Lieutenant Lu Jianxiong 2009
City of Life and Death Zhao Yisui Shunzi 2009
City of Life and Death Nationalist Chinese soldiers 2009
Death and Glory in Changde Wenkang Yuan Capt. Feng Baohua 2010
Death and Glory in Changde Mengwei Xie Er Hu, Miao youth 2010
Death and Glory in Changde Chinese soldiers 2010
Wind Blast (Xi Feng Lie) Yu Xia Zhang Ning 2010
Shanghai Chinese resistance fighters 2010
The Flowers of War Nationalist Chinese soldiers 2011
The Flowers of War Dawei Tong Major Li with a sniper scope 2011
Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan) Imperial Japanese soldiers 2011
The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (Jian hu nu xia Qiu Jin) You-Nam Wong Chen Boping 2011
The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (Jian hu nu xia Qiu Jin) Chinese rebels 2011

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
7554 2011

Other Models

Sometimes bolt action rifles are used in films to impersonate Mauser rifles, usually in large period films. This section is specifically for bolt action rifles which are not common enough to merit their own page but are technically not Mauser rifles.

Gewehr 1888

Turkish Gew.88/05/35 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. This is a movie armory weapon.
Gewehr 1888 in original configuration - 7.9x57mmI Patronen-88.
Hanyang 88 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. This weapon saw service in the Sino-Japanese wars and the Chinese Civil War.

The Model 1888 Commission Rifle was the German Empire's response to the French adoption of the Lebel 1886. It was designed by the German Army's Rifle Testing Commission, and combined elements of Mauser and Mannlicher rifle design. It fed from a Mannlicher-type 5-round single-column magazine loaded with an en-bloc clip. The bolt featured two opposing lugs on the front of the bolt body, with the bolt handle forming a safety lug. The barrel was covered with a tubular steel jacket that threaded onto the receiver ring, with a ladder-type rear sight. The cartridge designed for the rifle was the Gewehrpatrone-1888 7.9x57mmI, predecessor to the 7.9x57mmIS Mauser. It featured a 225gr round-nose bullet .318" in diameter.

In 1905 the German Army adopted the Gewehrpatrone-1905 with a 154gr-spitzer bullet .323" in diameter. To supplement the Gewehr 98, many Gew.88 rifles were converted to safely fire the P.05 cartridge. The magazine was modified to feed from Mauser stripper clips. These rifles were referred to as Gew.88/05.

Turkey purchased large numbers of Gew.88 rifles during the First World War. These rifles remained in service with the Turkish Republic, and many were modified during the 1930's update program. The barrel jackets were removed, and a tangent-leaf sight and wooden handguard fitted. The straight-grip stock was replaced with a pistol-gripped stock, and an M93-type bayonet lug to mount the standard Turkish bayonet. These conversions are designated Gew.88/05/35, 1935 being the first year of conversion.

An unlicensed copy of the Gew.88 was adopted by the Qing Dynasty for their Newly Created Army in 1895. This rifle was produced at the Hanyang Arsenal as Type-88 rifle, and would serve Imperial, Nationalist, and Communist forces all the way through to the end of the Chinese Civil War. In 1904 the design was modified, and the Gew.88's tubular barrel shroud and ladder-type rear sight were eliminated and a Mauser-style tangent-leaf sight and half-length handguard were substituted.

Film:

Title Actor Character Note Date
La Bandera Jean Gabin Pierre Gilieth 1935
La Bandera Raymond Aimos Marcel Mulot 1935
La Bandera Legionnaires 1935
The African Queen German Askari 1951
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) Xijuan Zhu Wu Qionghua Hanyang 88 1961
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) Mei Xiang Fu Honglian Hanyang 88 1961
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) Shugui Shi Dan Zhu Hanyang 88 1961
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) The local militia, Chinese Red Army Hanyang 88 1961
Last Emperor Kuomintang troops Hanyang 88 1987
City of Life and Death Nationalist Chinese soldiers 2009
Let the Bullets Fly Wen Jiang Pocky Zhang Hanyang 88 carbine 2010
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Jude Law Dr. Watson 2011
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes 2011
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Paul Anderson Colonel Sebastian Moran 2011
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Alexandre Carril Twin 2011
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Victor Carril Twin 2011
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Noomi Rapace Madam Simza Heron 2011
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Meinhard guards 2011
Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan) Peter Ho Mu Liangfeng Hanyang 88 2011
Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan) Song Jia Liu Yan Hanyang 88 2011
Emden Men German Sailors 2012

G.98/40

FEG G.98/40 - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The Gewehr 98/40 was the last in a line of Mannlicher turn-bolt rifles manufactured at Fegyver És Gépgyár of Budapest. It was based on the earlier Puska 35M in 8x56mmR, the standard service rifle of the Hungarian Army. A shortage of Kar98k rifles in the Wehrmacht resulted in modification of the 35M as a substitute-standard. The rifle was re-chambered to 7.92x57mm Mauser, a Mauser-type staggered-column box magazine fed by stripper-clips replaced the en-bloc Mannlicher system, the bolt handle was bent, a M98-pattern bayonet lug was fitted, and the sights altered to resemble those of the Kar98k. It was adopted into German service as the G.98/40, and in Hungarian service the rifle was designated Puska 43M.

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Mission: Impossible Steven Hill Dan Briggs "Wheels" (S01E07) 1966
Mission: Impossible various guards 1966-196777
Mission: Impossible various guards 1967-1968
Mission: Impossible Greg Morris Barney Collier "Trial by Fury" (S02E24) 1968
Star Trek: Voyager Mark Deakins Hirogen SS Officer "The Killing Game" (Season 4, Ep.18,19) 1998
Star Trek: Voyager German Soldiers "The Killing Game" (Season 4, Ep.18,19) 1998


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