Re: mauser igmod71
The I.G. (Infanterie Gewehr - Infantry Rifle) Model 71 was a Mauser design, the first to be adopted by Prussia and most of the other German states. They were made by several German government arsenals and by private firms for sale abroad in both rifle and carbine versions. They were quite a good design for the day (better than the U.S. trapdoor of the same era), and the later 71/84, with a tubular magazine, was also widely adopted, though superceded in 1888 by the Model 1888 Commission Rifle, not a Mauser design.