I was looking at the Gunboards site recently and a man asked about status of Oberndorf made Brazil 1908 Mauser's for which the original contract was for 100,000 Rifles. I provided some data on this in the past but now have the 100% correct data with 2 Mauser firm docs I hope tells the real story. Any remaining rifles could have been sold off to other worldwide dealers or kept in Inventory and or used up by German forces During war. Regards, Jon
1. Doc signed by Mauser Director Mr. Doll in December 1913. This is the Brazil Status doc that shows that by Sept. 15, 1913 that 39,000 Rifles were shipped out. By Sept. 20, 48,000 were packed for shipping total = 87,000. In Dec. 1913 the Brazilians failed to pay for last 23,000 rifles as I just found in Mauser Sales book that shows the failed payments = 23,000 Rifles.
2. Sales book Entry Brazil Dec. 1913 failed payments for 23,000 rifles. This would mean only 77,000 Oberndorf Rifles were finally shipped to Brazil. Regards, Jon Jon