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|Born||(1834-05-02)May 2, 1834
|Died||January 13, 1882(1882-01-13) (aged 47)
|Known for||Designer of the Mauser rifle|
Together with his brother Paul Mauser (1838–1914) Wilhelm Mauser designed the Mauser Model 1871 rifle, the first of a successful line of Mauser rifles and pistols. The rifle was adopted as the Gewehr 71 or Infanterie-Gewehr 71 and was the first metal cartridge weapon of the German Empire. While Paul was the more technical of the two, Wilhelm handled this business side of the factory.
- www.paul-mauser-archive.com: Paul Mauser archive web site by Mauro Baudino and Gerben van Vlimmeren.
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