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Model of 1887

The Model 1887's was the first contract rifle the Ottomans bought from Mauser. The Ottomans placed their first order with Waffenfabrik Mauser for 500,000 rifles and 50,000 carbines patterned after the Gewehr 71/84 bolt action rifle. This black powder rifle was chambered for the 9.5x60R military round. The rifle held 8 rounds in the tubular magazine. The Ottomans eventually made the switch to smokeless powder after accepting 270,000 of these rifles and the remainder of the contract was filled with the Model of 1890.