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Mauser shotgun

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

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  1. jacob.elliott

    jacob.elliott Member

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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