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Mauser shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jacob.elliott, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. jacob.elliott

    jacob.elliott Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  3. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. dirtyjim

    dirtyjim Well-Known Member

    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
  5. DougW

    DougW Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  6. mp510

    mp510 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Well-Known Member

    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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