and the Bore of the new barrels for the Gew98 was fitted with .322-323 Grooves. The commission simply used Mauser's magazine design. The rifle then and then saw long service, as indicated by the large number of different markings on the gun. Post by ffuries » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:03 am Found a stray homless 1890 Danzig Gew 88 at the local gun show today, that followed me home. Examples of these usually show first-class workmanship and special features such as folding sights and altered bolt handles. Treat the old ladies with care and consideration, Some early models had flaws due to rushed ammunition production. The following information on the Gewehr 88 Carbine comes from Chapter 12 of Mauser Rifles and Pistols by W. H. B. Smith. Metadata. (Antique) Excellent condition! According to Ahlwardt's claims, Loewe would either deliberately supply the German army with insufficient rifles, or, along with other Jews, secretly exchange rifles with flawed ones after they had passed the reliability tests. Gewehr 88 rifles were also used in the Spanish Civil War by both sides. The second one is of the butt plate and is L\RHXZ\C4\M. The Turks did However, this is not always the case. Through this slot projects a bar which retains the cartridges in place against the magazine spring's pressure. 6. A few are encountered with Finnish markings. The 8.08 mm (.318 in) bullet diameter however remained unchanged. Close. There is also Imperial German stamps on the top of the steel parts. A large percentage of the mismatched bolts are due to the importers who removed the bolts to ship the rifles in bulk. [11] Ethiopean rifles (some ex-UVF rifles also found their way there) also saw action during the East African Campaign. 88% Upvoted. These are found on a 1890 Spandau produced GEW 88. It has a receiver with a "split bridge" (i.e., the bolt passes through the receiver and locks in front of the rear bridge); a rotating bolt head; and the characteristic Mannlicher-style "packet loading" or "en-bloc" system in which cartridges are loaded into a steel carrier (a charger clip) which is inserted into the magazine, where it holds the cartridges in alignment over a spring. All these guns were originally made for Patronen 1888, which was a round nosed 225gn bullet. in Fractur script), Early trials found that the excessive friction of the long cylindrical bullet and Gewehr 88/05 rifles were also used by Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, mostly ones that were captured from German forces in World War II. Antique German Gew 88/05 1888 Commission Rifle. This cover is in very nice shape. These rifles were also used by the German Volkssturm in 1944–1945. The Spitzer Bullet had less bearing surface (about 35% of that of the M88 Cylindrical This tube was intended to increase accuracy by preventing the barrel from directly contacting the stock, but in practice it increased the risk of rusting by providing a space for water to be trapped if the rifle was exposed to harsh conditions. The rifle has an odd appearance as the entire barrel is encased in a sheet metal tube for protection, but with the tube removed the rifle looks rather modern. While these were slightly out of date even then, they were useable. It then and then saw long service, as indicated by the large number of different markings on the gun. Paul Mauser had no hand in designing or building them. Original Item: Only one Available. It is a myth that the bore was enlarged. After the start of World War 1, some of the remaining Gewehr 88 S rifles were modified to the Gewehr 88/14 standard, which was generally similar to Gewehr 88/05 but with cruder workmanship. They are barely any markings on it though (proof marks, stamps of the army that used the gun etc. The exception to this rule is the “Stern Gewehr” with a Star marked receiver. The rifle then and then saw long service, as indicated by the large … A large number of the Gew 88/05s are as issued in Germany, acceptance marked and were never converted. Some Karabiner 88 carbines are known to have been produced in 7×57mm Mauser instead of the usual M/88 or the 7.92×57mm Mauser chambering. High performance and hence high pressure or military ammunition designated for machine gun use cannot be fired safely in a Gewehr 88 commission rifle. There are so many markings on the gun (most crossed out), and I am wondering if anyone can tell me what they mean and anything else about the rifle. The spring inside is still strong. The Republic of China also used this rifle extensively in the Republican era, but locally built models proved to be hopelessly defective and were quickly phased out. It was sent to Ethiopia, marked in Amharic, and then at some point cut down to carbine length. The 8.08 mm (.318 in) bullet diameter however remained unchanged. It was a superior replacement using the same ammunition with a stronger powder charge. Use only US Commercial so-called "8mm Mauser" ammo (it is under-loaded, feed system was converted to a Stripper clip system, by a modification of the magazine, A few are encountered with Finnish markings. I reload my own, so I don't know what it's costing these days. Origins of My Gew 88 RifleThe original rifle had it’s beginnings as a German Commission rifle sometime prior to 1888 known as the Gewehr 88. So serial number matches are … It's modern ammo and most gun shops have it. The Republic of China also used this rifle extensively in the Republican era, but locally built models proved to be hopelessly defective and were quickly phased out. The German Ersatz (substitute) type Bayonets were constructed during the early years of WWI and were designed to fit both the Gewehr 88 (M1888 Commission Rifle) and Gewehr 98 (M98 Mauser Gewehr 98) German rifles. Antique German Gew 88/05 1888 Commission Rifle. This rifle began life as a German Gewehr 88 rifle in German military service. (1905 "S" Bullet); this was done at the same time that the Packet clip As time went on, many of these Ersatz style bayonets were given to Turkish forces (who shortened them a 10 inch blade) and the Germans received regulation bayonets. Up for sale, a very rare Imperial German Gewehr 88 Muzzle Cover. LSB#: 141031MD50 Make: German Model: Commercial Variant of the Gewehr 88 (Gew 88 or Model 1888 Commission Rifle) Serial Number: 749 Year of Manufacture: 1888- 1914 Caliber: Pattern 1888 (round nose) 8mm Mauser Action Type: Bolt Action, Clip Fed Fixed Magazine Markings: There is no visible import mark. This motley looking group of Landsturm have been issued a variety of different headgear, including a mixture of Pickelhauben, with and without cloth covers and oil cloth caps. AGAIN - these Model 88's are unsafe with surplus 8mm ammo!! Ahlwardt accused Loewe of being a spy for France, and denounced the rifle as a Judenflinte ("Jews' musket"). The shortened gun retains the infantry-type side bayonet lug and front sight, but has a … share. As time went on, many of these Ersatz style bayonets were given to Turkish forces (who shortened them a 10 inch blade) and the Germans received regulation bayonets. In response the German Army’s Rifle Testing Commission developed the Gewehr 88 whic… Previous. International Media Interoperability Framework. 13 in stock! Several thousands of Gewehr 88's were given to Turkey for combat use during WWI. of the Gew 88, Gew 91 and Kar 88 bear more than one unit mark, most often on the barrel bands, however on rare occasion, unit markings may appear on the receiver or siderail. Made in 1891 so this is an antique, no FFL/transfer needed. Gewehr 88/05, Gewehr 88/14, Karabiner 88, With m/88 620 m/s (2066 fps), 8mm Mauser 868 m/s (2847 fps), This page was last edited on 5 November 2020, at 01:58. The commission rifle saw field service with Germany's colonial expansion, including in China during the Boxer Rebellion (with the Gewehr 88s and the unlicensed Hanyang 88 copies also being used by the opposing Chinese troops),[4] and served as a front line weapon for German troops during World War I until 1915 when the supply of Gewehr 98s increased. To settle a patent infringement claim by Steyr-Mannlicher, Germany contracted the Austro-Hungarian company to be one of the manufacturers of Gewehr 88s. Some of them were modified to use the stripper clips used with the Gewehr 98 by milling a slot into the left side of the action and adding stripper clip guides on the top of the receiver. Amberg GEW 88 Commision Mauser rifle. at the same time, new steel was adopted for the receiver and barrel ("nm" Gew 88's were re-serialized by the army capturing them in some rare cases(i.e. Gewehr 88 Markings. with reduced loads. In 1905, the 8 mm M/88 cartridge was replaced by the 7.92×57mm Mauser S Patrone (ball cartridge) which was loaded with a new 8.20 mm (.323 in) 9.9 g (154 gr) spitzer bullet and more powerful double-base smokeless powder resulting in nearly 40% higher muzzle velocity and 30% more muzzle energy. 125. In good looking condition and maker marked from the Danzig Arsenals in 1889. Gew 88 markings? Advice for use of any Gew88 type rifle, refurbished or not. 303 British Original. The Gew 88 was eventually superseded by the excellent Gewehr 98 which proved a substantial upgrade over the Commission Rifle - considered the pinnacle of Mauser bolt-action rifles - and saw extensive service throughout World War 1 and World War 2 as a standard German Army service rifle. report. By the 1930s, Turkey was beginning to rebuilt its entire arsenal of Mausers The invention of smokeless powder in the late 19th century immediately rendered all of the large-bore black powder rifles then in use obsolete. In 1886, fifteen years after their defeat by German forces in the Franco-Prussian War, the French Army introduced the new Lebel magazine rifle firing an (8 mm) high-velocity projectile. Can anyone determine what the unit markings in the attached photos are. given their advanced age. These used ammo common to the gew98s that Turkey was also given. The markings found on Gew 88's are very extensive and therefore are a topic of their own. Every combat rifle was designed to use the weapon of last resort, the bayonet. It was sent to Ethiopia, marked in Amharic, and then at some point cut down to carbine length. Schilling, Suhl and the manufacture year of 1892. In response the German Army's Rifle Testing Commission developed the Gewehr 88 which was adopted for service in 1888. Has been through Turkey, as evident by the half moon on the receiver, that is the only one I found on the rifle. Unlike many rifles designed later, the bolt head of this rifle is able to be removed from the bolt body. The Gewehr could become a liability in such combat. Next >> Usage conditions apply. Firstly, a lot of Commission 88 rifles were "Turked" (refurbished by the Gewehr 88/05 rifles were also used by Yugoslavia,[5] Czechoslovakia, (for example as modified guard shotgun)[6] or Poland. The invention of smokeless powder in the late 19th century immediately rendered all of the large-bore black powder rifles then in use obsolete. 1916 Spandau Stern Gewehr 1916 DWM Gewehr 98. My ’88 carbine is marked with the name V.C. Thanks, 470439470440 Dean Isidor Loewe also held a controlling interest in the Waffenfabrik Mauser. To keep pace with the French (who had adopted smokeless powder "small bore" ammunition for their Lebel Model 1886 rifle) the Germans adopted the Gewehr 88 using its own new M/88 cartridge, which was also designed by the German Rifle Commission. The German Ersatz (substitute) type Bayonets were constructed during the early years of WWI and were designed to fit both the Gewehr 88 (M1888 Commission Rifle) and Gewehr 98 (M98 Mauser Gewehr 98) German rifles. Most of the Gewehr 88s seen in the US are the ones that were given to the Turkish forces in World War I and have been modified from the original design. Secondly, the use of the term "8x57" originally a German commercial sporting the Barrels "Z" (for "Zuge" meaning modified rifling); to denote any German Mauser (of the 7,9mm Variety), whether Military or Sporting) These two markings were stamped on various individual parts depending on when and in which factory the rifle was manufactured. Danzig 1890 Gewehr 88 Bolt Action Rifle Danzig 1890 Gewehr 88 Bolt Action Rifle. (Early G88 had a groove depth of 0.1 mm which was deepened to 0.15 mm LONG before introduction of the S bullet.) ), which I would expect from a military rifle. Previous. Pictures Added! the new "S" Patrone was undertaken ( as mentioned above.). ... but the Gewehr 88 was not a fully Mauser-designed and … Next >> Usage conditions apply. 98 parts with K. Kale's, but it doesn't seem to be that common since the Gew.98s seem to have been rebuilt before the K.Kale's were produced. hide. In 1886, fifteen years after their defeat by German forces in the Franco-Prussian War, the French Army introduced the new Lebel magazine rifle firing an 8 mm high-velocity projectile propelled by the new smokeless powder. Downloads. 1/4. Gewehr 88/05 rifles were also used by Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, mostly ones that were captured from German forces in World War II. Later models provided for loading with stripper clips (Gewehr 88/05s and Gewehr 88/14s) and went on to serve in World War I to a limited degree. identical Bullet-Bore dimensions led to increase risk of split barrels and also The last time they saw action in Chinese service was during the Korean War, where some of them were captured and taken to the US as souvenirs.[13]. At the time of adoption, the M/88 "Patrone 7.9 mm" was loaded with a 14.6 g (226 gr) round nose bullet that measured 8.08 mm (.318 in) in diameter. Schilling, Suhl and the manufacture year of 1892. The Turks did rebuild most of them in the 30's but some are available in the original configuration with some Turkish markings. Default Gewehr 88 unit markings to ID. ; Greece/Turks) or/and when they were re-barrelled. China first bought Gewehr 88 rifles for the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894–1895 and after that started production of the unlicensed Hanyang 88 copy. Has been through Turkey, as evident by the half moon on the receiver, that is the only one I found on the rifle. mark "neue materiel" ). In the beginning of the 20th century China bought for a second time a large number of original Gewehr 88 rifles. This rifle began life as a German Gewehr 88 rifle in German military service. In 1903, the Germany Army adopted a … My ’88 carbine is marked with the name V.C. The first step was to select a new cartridge. Imperial Gew98’s will NOT have a blued receiver or bolt, and will all have the Lange sight. Downloads. This is a good example of the iconic German Gewehr 1888 "Commission Rifle", also known as the Gewehr 88, or GEW 88. Gewehr 88 rifles have been used widely during post World War I revolutions, uprisings and wars (usually on both sides of the Russian Civil War, the German Revolution of 1918–19, the Revolutions and interventions in Hungary (1918–20), the Greater Poland Uprising (1918–19), the Silesian Uprisings, the Turkish War of Independence, the Polish–Soviet War,[7] by the Ulster Volunteers and by Lithuanians in the Lithuanian Wars of Independence). When the .323 S bullet was introduced, the Gewehr 98 had (and kept) the same land-to-land and groove-to-groove diameter as the Gewehr 88 of late productions. Original Item: Only one Available. Do I have a sporterized Gewehr 88 carbine here? rebuild most of them in the 30's but some are available in the original configuration The Karabiner 88 utilized a different bolt handle, which resembled those found on commercial sporting rifles. Pictures Added! The Gewehr 88 (commonly called the Model 1888 commission rifle) was a late 19th-century German bolt action rifle, adopted in 1888.. 13 comments. [no citation] The Turks issued these and updated versions at least as late as the 1930s. In end, however, the Gew 98 proved a robust, accurate and excellent weapon system. This made Germany's rifle, the Mauser Model 1871, obsolete due to its large and slow 11 mm round propelled by black powder. This system was used in almost all Mannlicher designs and derivatives, and while it allows for speedy reloading, it also creates an entry point for dirt. 1888: New Bolt action smokeless cartridge rifle adopted by Imperial Germany. Metadata. Some of the Gewehr 88's and M1871/84 bayonets remaining in Steyr's stores may have been used by Austro-Hungarian forces during the First World War. America). Gewehr 88 Experts Needed! [12], China also used this rifle extensively during the Qing dynasty and the Republican era. I reload my own, so I don't know what it's costing these days. Chamber markings on a commercially manufactured Gew98 will have the name of the commercial firm and the date the rifle was made. A large percentage of the mismatched bolts are due to the importers who removed the bolts to ship the rifles in bulk. It was manufactured by the Steyr Mannlicher firearms division of Österreichische Waffenfabriksgesellschaft (ŒWG, Austrian Arms-Manufacturing Company) in Austria. Gew 88 markings? The practical result was that the French rifle had greater accuracy and range, giving French troops a tactical advantage over the German Army. It was made at the Danzig Arsenal, located on the Baltic Sea in what is today Gdańsk Poland, in 1890. Many thousands of Gew 88’s were given to Germany’s World War One ally, Turkey, and almost all of the Gew 88’s seen in the USA are “Turks” with appropriate markings and some minor modifications to make them compatible with the “S” bore ammunition and stripper … Post by ffuries » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:03 am Found a stray homless 1890 Danzig Gew 88 at the local gun show today, that followed me home. Smooth pistol grip stock, with a matching serial number on the underside, "crown/Gothic letter" proofs and a smooth flat buttplate. Mauser Rifles and Pistols is also available to purchase in print. with some Turkish markings. The Gewehr 88 (commonly called the Model 1888 commission rifle) was a late 19th-century German bolt action rifle, adopted in 1888.. IIIF provides researchers rich metadata and media viewing options for comparison of works across cultural heritage collections. In 1898 a Mauser design was adopted, the Gewehr 98, which was the culmination of a series of Mauser models in the 1890s. Bullet diameter .318 Bullet was long 303 British Original. This is a good example of the iconic German Gewehr 1888 "Commission Rifle", also known as the Gewehr 88, or GEW 88. ammo. In 1905, a major program of converting existing stocks of M88 rifles to use This one has seen military service from the late 1800's thru WW1 and beyond. This example has only Steyr's trademark and no Austro-Hungarian markings, so was probably an export piece. In following nearly 50 years it and its Hanyang 88 copy were used in the Xinhai Revolution, the Chinese Civil War and the War of Resistance against Japan and proved more than adequate against the Japanese Arisaka Type 38 rifle, though the latter was newer by 30 years. All known 7×57mm Karabiner 88s were produced by Haenel. Additionally, both the ejector and the extractor that are attached to the bolt head are prone to falling out if care is not taken during disassembly and reassembly. The Gewehr 98 (abbreviated G98, Gew 98 or M98) is a German bolt action Mauser rifle firing cartridges from a 5 round internal clip-loaded magazine that was the German service rifle from 1898 to 1935, when it was replaced by the Karabiner 98k. At a local show today and this Gewehr 88 was there with a abundance of marks. Mauser Gewehr 98. Rifle is in excellent shape, bore is bright and clean. Blade front and tangent rear sights, with the 1917 date and arsenal markings on top of the chamber. ammo nomenclature, wrongfully adopted by lazy Americans back in the early 1900s (Early G88 had a groove depth of 0.1 mm which was deepened to 0.15 mm LONG before introduction of the S bullet.) From then on, many Gewehr 88 rifles were rechambered to fire the new 1903 pattern 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge becoming Gewehr 88 S rifles. The cover is made of brass and steel. After these claims were found insupportable, Ahlwardt was sentenced to 4 months in prison for malicious falsehood.[2][3]. ... but the Gewehr 88 was not a fully Mauser-designed and … Original Item: Only one Available. Many thousands of Gew 88’s were given to Germany’s World War One ally, Turkey, and almost all of the Gew 88’s seen in the USA are “Turks” with appropriate markings and some minor modifications to make them compatible with the “S” bore ammunition and stripper … Gewehr 88 Experts Needed! A large number of the Gew 88/05s are as issued in Germany, acceptance marked and were never converted. The following information on the Gewehr 88 Carbine comes from Chapter 12 of Mauser Rifles and Pistols by W. H. B. Smith. The Republic of China also used this rifle extensively in the Republican era, in the guise of the Hanyang 88. The Gewehr 98 (abbreviated G98, Gew 98 or M98) is a German bolt action Mauser rifle firing cartridges from a 5 round internal clip-loaded magazine that was the German service rifle from 1898 to 1935, when it was replaced by the Karabiner 98k. [10] Part of the ex-UVF rifles are used by Home Guard in United Kingdom in 1940. will use .323 Bullets, but why bother. Thought some of you would enjoy the photos and let us know what all the markings mean. By late 1914, the total war of World War I had begun to ravage Europe with an all-consuming ferocity that would last for four years. Manufactured in 1917. This made Germany’s rifle, the Mauser Model 1871, obsolete due to its large and slow 11 mm round. Turkish rebarrel jobs (marked "7,91" on the barrel, usually underneath) The single column magazine is the first clue that you have a Gew.88. ... German issue Gewehr 98s from 1916 would be the 8x57JS Mauser, or simply 8mm Mauser. This explains why its period as the primary German service rifle was just over a dozen years, but it remained in limited service for much longer. This was used in 1892 by the then notorious anti-Semitic agitator Hermann Ahlwardt, member of the German Reichstag, to spread an anti-semitic conspiracy theory. Used by the paramilitary Rifle Union, the rest were kept in the storage and were re-barreled before World War II. While these were slightly out of date even then, they were useable. These two markings were stamped on various individual parts depending on when and in which factory the rifle was manufactured. Gew 88 markings First is the 'NM' (New Material)..I've seen this on a good many kar88's, but can't remember seeing it on a lot of long rifles. Danzig 1890 Gewehr 88 Bolt Action Rifle Danzig 1890 Gewehr 88 Bolt Action Rifle. Many of the Gewehr 88-rifles were produced by the armament manufacturer Loewe & Company, whose chairman was Jewish entrepreneur Isidor Loewe. 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