German Gewehr 71/84 Jaeger Rifle

in 11mm

 

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 1871/84.

 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 is excellent.

Overall the gun is in good condition and functions well.


Side Note:

 

The last one of these rifles I sold was used in the movie "The Last Samurai" starring Tom Cruise.

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.

 

$650 by cash or check

 

 

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