May 2006

Firing Line: 05/06

Of Mausers, Pocket .380s, and So On
The April issue of Gun Tests was great (OK, so were all the previous ones), and I found several articles of particular interest.

Messy Old Mausers: I would be totally discouraged from buying one of the $99 rifles you reviewed, not wishing to acquire an expertise in cosmoline removal; however, I have seen Mitchell’s Mausers ( advertise “new” Mausers for $299 (collector’s grade).

The extra cost might be a good trade-off against the work you did to get yours to the point of testing. According to Mitchell’s, these were manufactured in Serbia during WWII on German too...

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