Hello,Does anyone know if the book The Mauser Archive will have some of the same information need to research early Commercial and Military Sporting rifles? With the help from this forum it appears that I have a Type L sporting rifle made in 1913 and would like to find out more about this rifle? ?[/FONT][/COLOR]
Thanks for all the help I have received.
I have a copy of the Mauser archives book in front of me, from what you`ve described you have a Type L "Special African Rifle", if it`s in 8mm Mauser it`s certainly pre-war as the treaty of Versaille (1922) forbade manufacture of sporting rifles in military caliber. Unfortunately I cannot find serial number lists in this book, only detailed descriptions of characteristics. Also lots of pictures....
I`ll be happy to help with what I have, there is alot of information here, but again no serial numbers that I can see.