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Nice rifle, has character. Interesting but not too unusual history: Made in Germany, used by Germany in WWI, taken and used by Poland, taken and used by Germany in WWII.
I can only tell that it came together with the rifle. According to Anthony Verlinden's book on FN Mausers the correct sling for this rifle should be a 24 mm wide FN pattern sling. My sling has a width of 24 mm and from the overall pattern it looks like the FN design, albeit the buckle looks a little bit different (longer) than those depicted in the FN Mauser book. Also the buckle is made from steel and not from brass. With the rifle also came a correct muzzle protector (as shown on the picture below), stamped with "134" on top of the flap. Such a muzzle protector and the sling were the only accessories ordered by the Dutch together with these rifles.Could that be an original sling?
Welcome to the forum. Your photos did not come through - and you post would have been better placed as a new post in the Mauser Forum, rather than as a reply to a reference sticky. For simplicity, I suggest you post again in the main forum and hopefully your photos will come through on the second try. More will see your post there.Hi, first time posting on this forum. Apologies in advance if I'm posting this in the wrong place; Mods - if so, please feel free to move my post. I inherited a few old firearms, one of which is an old Mauser. I've attached some photos. It's in rough shape, but I was hoping someone here might be able to help identify its provenance. Any input on age, country of origin, and if it's worth anything more than its weight in scrap are appreciated. View attachment 3398939 View attachment 3398947 View attachment 3398949 View attachment 3398953
I thought I checked and the pics didn't come up. Obviously mistaken, but this computer is glitchy like that sometimes.Thanks for posting. The usual pattern had a gas shield added to the bolt.
Another M1889/36 with photos is post 63 on page 2. The index is in post 1 on page 1.