Mauser shotgun


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jacob.elliott
April 18, 2009, 04:54 PM
saw something yesterday that i have never even heard of (just ignorant maybe) A 12 Ga. mauser!!

The owner said that after the treaty of versaille the germans converted the mausers already in production to shotguns so that they would not be in violation of the treaty. I thought it was pretty cool.

He also showed me a .410 he had built off of an 8mm mauser. it was also very cool.

Has anyone else ever seen one of these?

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rcmodel
April 18, 2009, 04:57 PM
Yep!
Used to see a lot of them years ago.

Don't know where they all went off too hide.

Seem to recall they were most often short-chambered 16 ga., and all single-shots, but I could be having a senior moment.

WOops! Heres one!
http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=9084095

rc

SaxonPig
April 18, 2009, 05:25 PM
The Gehe. Problem is that the bolt face is separate from the bolt body and can be lost. Make sure it's there if buying one.

dirtyjim
April 18, 2009, 06:26 PM
there were two models the geha & the hard hit heart. the main differences were in the stocks. the geha used a cut down gew98 stock & the HHH used a aftermarket sporter stock.
the 12 & most of the 20ga versions only use the 3rd safety lug. the bolt lugs were cut out the receiver because of the diameter of the cartridge. the 16 & 410's still have most of their bolt lugs intact. my 12ga isn't a single shot, it will hold one down.
basners built some 12ga. slug guns on mauser receivers very similar to the way the geha & HHH's were built but they used the bolt handle as a safety lug along with the 3rd lug

DougW
April 18, 2009, 11:48 PM
I have one of the Hard Hit Hart 12ga Mausers. Converted from a 98 Mauser rifle. We called it "the cannon" in the family. I have it in the gun bunker. I have fired it in the past, but don't anymore. My father said his father bought it in the 30's. All I know is that it is a family treasure. Let me know if pictures are wanted.

The 12ga is a 2 shot.

mp510
April 18, 2009, 11:50 PM
Seem to recall they were most often short-chambered 16 ga., and all single-shots, but I could be having a senior moment.

I was looking at a 16 gauge at a gunshow today, and it was advertised as haveing a 3 round capacity. Not sure how many rounds it actually held, but it did have a internal box magazine.

SwampWolf
April 23, 2009, 05:01 PM
I had a Mauser 620 trap o/u 12 gauge for many years. It was imported by Bauer out of Michigan for a few years and was made by (I believe) Gamba in Italy but was labeled a Mauser. Mine was a really nice gun but developed problems with firing the second barrel so I sold it (informing the buyer of the condition but he thought he knew the "fix" for it).

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