The Mauser Model was the Mauser brothers' first rifle. It was adopted by the German Empire (except for the Kingdom of Bavaria) as the Gewehr 71 or Infanterie-Gewehr 71 (game-overdrive.com was engraved on the rifles).Production began at the Oberndorf factory for the infantry version, which fired a black powder 11×60mm round from a long mm (33 in) barrel. The armor plates were designed to provide protection against standard rifle/ machine gun bullets (like the ×57mm Mauser bullet). The front-facing plates were mm thick; the sides were steeply angled, V-shape 8mm thick plates. The game-overdrive.com was designed by the Hanomag company, based on its earlier, unarmored game-overdrive.com 11 vehicle. It was designed to transport German infantry into battle and were commonly referred to as “Hanomags” by both German and Allied soldiers.
Their line of bolt-action rifles and semi-automatic pistols have been produced since the s for the German armed forces. In the late 19th and vintage german .22 rifle
20th centuries, Mauser designs were also exported and licensed to a large number of countries which adopted them as military and civilian sporting firearms. Originally located partly at Ludwigsburg and partly in Christophsthal, the factory was transferred to Oberndorf in the former Augustine Cloister. Andreas Mauser was the master gunsmith there. His older brother Wilhelm assumed many of his father's duties as he became ill. His brother Wilhelm was four years older.