Mauser 71/84

The I.G.Mod.71/84, Germany's first infantry repeating rifle.

The most significant improvement being the addition of an 8 round tubular magazine in the forestock loaded singly from the top with the bolt open. Succeeding rounds are carried to the chamber by an elevator which pivots at the back.

There is a magazine cut-off lever on the left side so that the rifle may be used in single shot mode.

The I.G.Mod.71/84 represents what may be the height of smallís arms manufacturing refinement, the workmanship being since unsurpassed. As many as one million may have been manufactured.

Although the I.G.Mod.71/84 never saw front line military service, many saw service with German reserve and behind the lines units through WW1.

Willem G.

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