Peter Paul Mauser (Mauser Peter Paul fon)( German engineer and industrialist gunsmith.)
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Biography Peter Paul Mauser (Mauser Peter Paul fon)
Born June 27, 1838 in Oberndorf. Mauser's father worked as a master-armourer at the state factory, where Peter began working at age 12. In 1859, Mauser had served in the Army. The first invention Mauser - a small gun and a steel shell. In 1865, designer improved breech mechanism of needle-gun, who was in service with the Prussian army, and later refined the invention, significantly improved ignition device. In 1867, Mauser, together with his elder brother William went to Liege (Belgium), where for two years by improving the design of a rifle bolt. After his return to Oberndorf, they created a single-charged 11-mm rifle and a revolver, put into service in 1871. Mausers engaged in Oberndorf plant for the production of small arms, which later turned into a huge factory 'Mouser'. Also in 1871, Peter created a new model of Mauser rifles singly charged, and after the onset of smokeless gunpowder in 1880 - small-caliber rifle, which became the prototype for almost all subsequent small arms. The main feature was the presence of a store with a box clamp (located outside of the breech mechanism with a shock), where in a checkerboard pattern were stacked cartridges sent to the chamber with the handle at the rear of the shutter. The latest model of this type of weapon was the rifle Mauser model 1898. In 1896 Mauser designed the automatic pistol (revolver) in 1908 as a modernized version was adopted in the armies of Germany, Czechoslovakia, etc.. In addition, Mauser was developed by a small 'civilian' gun. Died Mauser in Oberndorf May 28, 1914.