Boer Mauser rifle

Boer Mauser rifle

This German-supplied Boer Mauser Model 1897 rifle was used by in South Africa by Veld Kornet (Captain) Jacobus Cornelius Beukes of the Heilbron Commando, OVS (Orange Free State). This rifle is from the last batch of 510 delivered to the Orange Free State in 1899.

The right face of the rifle butt has been carved with the inscription: 'OVS 1900 - J.C.O. BEUKES & K.V. HEILBRON.'

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