Small Arms of WWI Primer 018: German Gewehr 1888/05



Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

German Gewehr 1888/05 and 1888/14 Cartridge: 7.92x57mm Capacity: 5 rnds Length: 49" weight: 8.7 lbs

So what happens with the good old Gewehr 1888 Commission rifle when the new spitzer cartridge is introduced? A few adjustments and it is back in service! But is it still reliable?

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