Mauser

Mauser

[mou-zer]
noun
Peter Paul, 1838–1914, and his brother, Wilhelm, 1834–82, German inventors of firearms.
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Mauser (ˈmaʊzə)
 
n
1.  a high-velocity magazine rifle
2.  a type of automatic pistol
 
[C19: named after P. P. von Mauser (1838--1914), German firearms inventor]

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Mauser
1880, Ger. army rifle, introduced 1871, invented by brothers Peter Paul (1838-1914) and Wilhelm (1834-82) Mauser.
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