Matching-numbered WW I German Tank Rifle made by Mauser in Oberndorf in 1918 in 13 x 92mm HR calibre with serial number 108.
Very well preserved standard version of the Mauser M 1918 tank rifle with 96cm long barrel and over 85% of the original bluing. Somewhat worn at the front of the barrel.
The barrel bears the serial number 108 on the left side in front of the rear sight and the S.No. 108 and the military proof in the form of a heraldic eagle at the level of the chamber.
On the right side at the level of the chamber are three military proofs: Gothic letter under crown.
On the left side of the formerly blank and somewhat darkened case in the area of the barrel shoulder we also find the military proof as on the barrel and the serial number 108.
On the top of the case is the typical Mauser logo (so-called Mauser barrel) above the year mark "1918" and on the right side a military acceptance mark: Gothic letter under crown.
The blank breech shows the S.No. 108 on the upper side of the chamber stem, the military proof mark in the form of a heraldic eagle on the lower side, and an "S" on the side facing the shooter.
The lock and the firing pin nut also bear the complete serial number 108, the safety wing, as well as the inserted front sight, only the last two digits of the serial number.
On the front part of the trigger guard next to a military acceptance (Gothic letter under crown), on the front ring with lug for receiving the bipod, there is also the serial number 108. The rear sight, which has a sighting range of up to 500 m, also bears the complete serial number.
The solid wooden stock has a recess in front of the front ring to allow swivelling on the bipod. The butt bears three military insignia in the form of Gothic letters under a crown in two sizes on the underside after the grip and on the right underside of the butt.
The bipod on the rifle corresponds to the design for the MG 08/15, although no guarantee is given for the originality of the bipod.
This single-shot rifle " Mauser Tankgewehr" was produced in approx. 16500 pieces.
Our example has a small concealed hole in the chamber. Overall, this Mauser tank rifle is in very nice, original overall condition with sharply stamped acceptance marks and numbers on the rifle and stock as well as an attractive exterior and barrel interior.
Important : under German law this gun requires a license. If your license qualifies you to buy this type of firearm we will be pleased to obtain an export license for you based on your import permit (if required in the country you live) . We can also export to your licensed firearms dealer. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be pleased to help you.