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The phrase ZAR is the abbreviation for the Zuid Afrikansch Republik (No doubt spelled wrong) or South African Republic. Together with the Orange Free State (abbreviated "OVS" in Afrikaans (sp?), the ZAR was one of the two independent Boer republics who combined to battle the British Empire in the second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. Both republics had armed themselves with a small number of M1893 Mauser rifles before the start of hostilities. Today, ZAR and OVS Mausers in the Boer serial number ranges, are highly sought after by militaria and Mauser collectors alike.not to sound like a dummy, but what's a ZAR?