Mauser. Just the name alone brings a smile to my face. It is a name so steeped in history that I would defy anyone to not have some kind of ‘affection’ towards its existence.
For me, it personifies fine rifles and if the choice to own one brand of rifle ever, Mauser would potentially ace that list. Having used a Mauser actioned and chambered rifle for much of my hunting and shooting career, I have built up a staunch admiration and loyalty to the brand.