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Over 1,000,000 Rifles and Counting: How the Mauser 98 Changed History

Over 1,000,000 Rifles and Counting: How the Mauser 98 Changed History

Warfare History Network

History, Europe

A loaded history.

Key Point: Over 1 million of the rifles were made and used since the gun’s invention.

According to The History Channel’s Tales of the Gun, the Mauser 98 was “the best bolt action rifle ever made.” Author Robert W.D. Ball added that the Mauser was “a safe and robust rifle with a five-round clip, and the world’s most popular rifle; 30 countries used it, and 100 million units were manufactured between 1898-1945, during which it was employed in both world wars by the German Army. At 49 inches long, the shorter carbine K98k World War II version witnessed 14 million produced.”

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EU unveils new cooperation projects in training, cyber operations, naval warfare

EU unveils new cooperation projects in training, cyber operations, naval warfare BRUSSELS — The European Union has unveiled the latest batch of projects under its flagship defense-cooperation scheme, boosting the areas of training, cyber operations and naval warfare. The decision, … read more