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Model 1871/84 Spandau Cavalry Carbine - Looking for Information
« on: January 07, 2017, 06:55:13 PM »
I recently inherited a Mauser gun and I am trying to find out more information about it.  If anyone can help me
or direct me to someplace I can find more information it would be appreciated.

Here is a few things I have found out about it:
-I believe it is a model 1871 from 1884.
-it is short with a 16 1/2 inch barrel.
-serial number is 9545.  It is located on numerous parts on the gun.
-It has the markings of Kaiser Frederich Wilhelm on it.
-it was made in the Spandau factory.
-it shoots an 11 by 60 mm round.

Here are some questions I have:
-I thought the 71/84 had a magazine, this appears to be a single shot.
-The stock is very short, someone told me the short stock and barrel is because it is a calvary model??
-there is some proof marking on it, they are hard to read, can more information be found on these?
-can anymore information be found with the serial number?
-there is no cleaning rod or bayonet but there appears to be a weld at the end of the barrel.
-has the stock been shortened to convert this to a hunting gun?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Model 1884 Spandau - Information
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 06:58:15 PM »
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Re: Model 1884 Spandau - Information
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 06:59:42 PM »
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Re: Model 1871/84 Spandau Cavalry Carbine - Looking for Information
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 07:30:09 PM »
So I have been doing lots of internet searching and I think I have found out a bit more information and I have updated the subject line to reflect this.  It appears I have the Cavalry Carbine.  It was single shot gun.  My stock appears to have been modified for a hunting conversion.

Does anyone know any more information about these?

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Re: Model 1871/84 Spandau Cavalry Carbine - Looking for Information
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 04:06:13 PM »
The Olson Mauser book indicates that there were no carbines made in the 71/84 line.  Many cut down rifles will be found, some done by Bubba and others done by arms factories to make them more saleable in the surplus market. 

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Re: Model 1871/84 Spandau Cavalry Carbine - Looking for Information
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 04:37:45 PM »
Thanks for the reply musketshooter.  It is hard to tell with the rust, but picture 7 in this string appears to show "K Mod 71" instead of "I.G. Mod 71".  From what I could tell the difference was general infantry to cavalry.

Could it perhaps be from a different year?