M96 Ludwig Loewe Boer Mauser

Production date
1896
Country
Germany
State/Province
Berlin
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Description
Boer War bolt action 7 mm calibre rifle with matching serial numbers (viz. B2967).



Checked, edited and corrected against weapons license - P. Volk 6/10/2006
Classification
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Firearms rifle
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Measurements
L1230 x W190 x H300
Media/Materials description
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
Indeterminate (Woods)
Signature/Marks
<Stamped on stock > 'P.J.A. HEIBERG'<Stamped on timber bolt > 'STANDERTON' COMMANDO<Stamped on cartridge chamber > 'B2967 / MOD MAUSER 1896 / LUDW LOEWE CO. BERLIN'
History and use
Many thousands of these rifles were supplied to the Boers along with other, older patterns of rifles. Many Australian troops returned home with Boer Mausers, and this may be one of these souvenirs.

Inscriptions on this example indicate that it was the ersonal weapon of Boer veteran P.J.A. Heberg (born 26th May 1855) who served under a Boer officer named Veld Cornet VISSER. (a Veld Cornet Visser served under General Jan Smuts).

Heberg's post-war address was VRYBURG (Branch of Veterans was listed as Wolmaransstad). It appears that he was a "Bittereinder" (a man who served to the 'Bitter End' of the war).

He is listed a 'killed' on 2-11-1927 (no reason stated), being survived by his widow Mrs. A.S.J. HEIBERG.
Registration number
H1368

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