Greetings guys. I thought I’d start a topic on my particular interest and see what people think, are there many of us on Full30 into BPCR?
Here are some examples from my humble collection. 1870-80’s Mauser and Mauser ‘types’
1871 Mauser in 11.15x60mm, single shot bolt action.
Kropatschek in 8x60mm, repeating bolt action.
1871/84 Mauser in 11.15x60mm, repeating bolt action.
It is said that Alfred von Kropatschek got his idea from the Austrian 1872 Fruwirth Gendamerie repeating carbine and then Mauser thought they’d use a similar system in the updated 1871/84 rifle. As I own all three types I can confirm the Kropatschek is a better rifle than the Mauser. Not by much but it is.
Please add your own collection below or please comment.