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TheBrazilianModel1908MauserBoltActionRifle,
LikeallotherLatinAmericannations,BrazilchosetheMauserboltactionrifleas
theprimaryservicerifleforitsarmedforces.TheparticularMauserchosenby
BrazilwasamodifiedcopyoftheGewehr98calledtheMauserModel1908,which
wasmanufacturedbyDeutscheWaffeundMunitionsfabrikeninBerlin.The
BrazilianModel1908wassimilarinmostrespectstotheGew98.Howeverthe
Model1908usedafoldingrearelevationsightratherthanthetangentcurvesight
usedbytheGew98.TheModel1908alsolackstheboltdisassemblyhole
commononmostGermanyrifles.Mostimportantly,theModel1908was
chamberedforthe7x57mmcartridge,acalibercommonwithmanyLatinAmerican
nations.

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ConsideredsomeofthebestMauserrifleseverproduced,thousandswere
manufacturedbyGermanyandsoldtoBrazil.TheModel1908sawlittlecombat
overseas,beingusedinthelimitedcombatrolesBrazilplayedduringWorldWarI.
WhentheStateofSaoPaulorevoltedagainsttheBrazilianGovernmentin1932,
theModel1908wastheprimaryarmusedbybothsidesoftheconflict.
DuringWorldWarIIBrazilbecameanAlliedpowerandtheonlyLatinAmerican
nationtosendasizablemilitaryforceoverseas.In1943theBrazilianArmy
organizeda25,700manExpeditionaryForcetofighttheGermansinItaly.Most
ofthisforcewastobearmedwiththeModel1908,anupdatedversionofthe
Model1908calledtheModel1935,andaMausercarbineofCzechoslovakian
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makecalledthevz24.TherewasamajorprobleminthefactthatBrazilhadno
logisticalinfrastructuretosupportalargeforceinEurope.AsaresulttheBrazilian
theModel1908wasdroppedinfavoroftheAmericanM1Garandasneitherthe
AmericannortheBritishcouldsupplythemwith7x57mmammunition.The
BraziliansalsoadoptedAmericanequipmentanduniformsaswell.
AfterWorldWarIItheModel1908andother7x57mmMauserswerephasedout
foraMausermodelchamberedin.3006.LaterBrazilwoudladopttheIMBELFN
FALin7.62NATO.
Source:MauserBoltRiflesbyLudwigOlson
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