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The Boer 1895 Mauser

By Tim Watson

1899, and war had broken out in South Africa. Approximately 90,000 Afrikaner farmers took on the might of the British Empire by invading the British colonies of Natal and the Cape Colony after years of frustration with British policies.


The Boers were armed with a variety of small arms including Martinis, 1885 Guedes and captured Lee rifles, however the most popular were the newly imported 1895 Mausers in both rifle and carbine configurations.


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