The Gewehr 1871 was the first center fire
rifle adopted by Germany. It was a single shot bolt action
rifle that a used black powder metallic cartridge. In 1884
the Germans upgraded the 1871 to a tubular feed using the
same round. The upgraded gun was designated the Gewehr
This German Gewehr 1871/84 Rifle was
made by Spandau and is dated 1886. It was converted to
Jaeger use by moving the rear swivel from the guard to the
buttstock and is marked on the buttplate for the Imperial
Guards Jaeger Regiment in Potsdam.
The outside is a bit rough with pitting on
the top of the barrel, tang and buttplate. The receiver and
other metal have dried up oil from storage and shows up as
brown spots on the receiver. The blued parts are turning
brown with some bluing left in protected areas. The stock
has dents and bruises but no cracks or repairs. The stock
stamps are deep and clear. Numbers are mismatched. The bore
Overall the gun is in good condition and
The last one of these rifles I sold was
used in the movie "The Last Samurai" starring Tom
Not historically correct ( hey, it's
Hollywood) but it was cool to see so many of these great
rifles in one place.
This gun is pre 1898 so
can be shipped directly to anyone over 18 or can purchased in person.
No FFL or C&R required.