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Paul Mauser

His Life, Company, and Handgun Development

1838 - 1914

 

Landmark Gun Designs, Industrial Skill and Personal

History from discoveries in the Paul Mauser and Mauser

Company Archives

This   book   is   the   result   of   research   and   detailed   study   of   the   contents   of the   Paul   Mauser   private   archive   and   early   Mauser   Company   archives.   It is the only book to include analysis of these original archival materials. The   opportunity   for   analysis   of   this   rare   and   unique   material   has   led   to advancing     our     understanding     of     this     great     19 th      Century     German industrialist   and   inventor.   The   period   covered   by   this   study   is   primarily Paul   Mauser's   lifespan,   which   parallels   the   Mauser   Company's   history until   1914   when   the   founder   passed   away.   However,   when   necessary for   the   completeness   of   the   narrative,   the   analysis   continues   covering his impact beyond 1914.  The    study    of    the    archives    and    the    life    of    Paul    Mauser    cannot    be dissociated   from   the   story   of   the   firearms   he   invented.   Paul   Mauser spent    his    entire    life    designing    and    improving    his    creations.    For    this reason,   the   authors   decided   to   combine   the   study   of   both   aspects   of Mauser's   life.   Thus,   this   book   is,   at   the   same   time,   both   an   accurate exploration   of   his   life   during   a   tumultuous   era   in   German   and   Western European    history    and    a    study    of    the    inventions    and    products    Paul Mauser designed and produced.  Even   though   Paul   Mauser   is   mainly   remembered   for   the   rifle   design   that bears   his   name,   he   invested   a   lot   of   energy   in   the   creation   of   revolvers and   semi-automatic   pistol   designs.   Today,   his   innovative   and   ground breaking creations are very collectible.  The   authors   are   Mauser   pistol   collectors   and   therefore   it   was   natural   to focus   primarily   on   the   design   and   production   of   Mauser   handguns.   The authors    concentrated    more    on    the    historical    information    from    the archive   than   on   generic   descriptions   of   the   pistols,   which   have   been detailed in several books.    The   pistols   are   introduced   and   described   in   chronological   order   and substantial   attention   has   been   devoted   to   original   documents   found   in the    archive.        Access    to    today’s    most    prestigious    firearms    collections allows   presenting   unique   specimens   associated   with   rare   documents and descriptions from Paul Mauser himself. Among   other   revelations,   the   book   includes   deeper   understanding   of the   roles   of   Paul   Mauser   and   Fidel   Feederle   in   the   genesis   of   the   C96 pistol,    fully    clarified    in    a    way    that    readers    will    find    interesting    and unexpected.   Access   to   the   Mauser   Archive   included   the   opportunity   for analysis   of   remarkably   accurate   and   high   quality   original   factory   and laboratory   glass   plate   photographs   showing   the   most   intricate   aspects of pistol designs.  While    this    book    is    not    focused    on    rifle    design    and    production,    one cannot   discuss   Paul   Mauser   without   mentioning   his   efforts   in   this   area. Mauser   rifle   historians   and   collectors   will   find   useful   information   in   this book    including    a    chapter    dedicated    to    self-loading    rifle    designs    that occupied   the   creative   genius   of   Paul   Mauser   for   much   of   his   productive life.  The   book’s   biographic   study   follows   two   complementary   approaches:   a year   by   year   timeline   and   a   thematic   biography.   The   timeline   provides   a chronology   of   the   significant   events   in   Paul   Mauser's   life.   The   thematic biography    provides    analysis    of    specific    subjects    within    his    life;    for example,    the    complex    relationship    between    Paul    and    his    brother Wilhelm.      For   the   first   time,   many   theories   can   be   proven   or   disproven by the facts discovered in the Paul Mauser personal archives. Additionally,   for   the   first   time,   the   authors   provide   a   detailed   description of   the   different   types   of   documents   used   as   references   for   the   book. This   offers   a   unique   opportunity   for   readers   to   look   at   these   rare   and historically significant materials. The   documentary   “The   Legacy   of   Paul   Mauser”   was   filmed   during   the book’s research and will also be available.  
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Paul Mauser - His Life, Company, and Handgun Development 1838 - 1914 Paul Mauser - His Life, Company, and Handgun Development 1838 - 1914 Turkish C96 with historical documents from the Paul Mauser Private Archive. All Rights Reserved.
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C77 Hinterladung (Rear-Loader) pistol with presentation letter from Wilhelm Mauser. All Rights Reserved.
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Paul Mauser

His Life, Company, and Handgun

Development 1838 - 1914

 

Landmark Gun Designs, Industrial Skill and

Personal History from discoveries in the Paul

Mauser and Mauser Company Archives

This   book   is   the   result   of   research   and   detailed   study of   the   contents   of   the   Paul   Mauser   private   archive and   early   Mauser   Company   archives.   It   is   the   only book    to    include    analysis    of    these    original    archival materials. The   opportunity   for   analysis   of   this   rare   and   unique material   has   led   to   advancing   our   understanding   of this    great    19 th     Century    German    industrialist    and inventor.     The     period     covered     by     this     study     is primarily   Paul   Mauser's   lifespan,   which   parallels   the Mauser    Company's    history    until    1914    when    the founder   passed   away.   However,   when   necessary   for the    completeness    of    the    narrative,    the    analysis continues covering his impact beyond 1914.  The   study   of   the   archives   and   the   life   of   Paul   Mauser cannot   be   dissociated   from   the   story   of   the   firearms he     invented.     Paul     Mauser     spent     his     entire     life designing    and    improving    his    creations.    For    this reason,   the   authors   decided   to   combine   the   study   of both   aspects   of   Mauser's   life.   Thus,   this   book   is,   at the   same   time,   both   an   accurate   exploration   of   his life   during   a   tumultuous   era   in   German   and   Western European   history   and   a   study   of   the   inventions   and products Paul Mauser designed and produced.  Even   though   Paul   Mauser   is   mainly   remembered   for the   rifle   design   that   bears   his   name,   he   invested   a   lot of    energy    in    the    creation    of    revolvers    and    semi- automatic   pistol   designs.   Today,   his   innovative   and ground breaking creations are very collectible.  The     authors     are     Mauser     pistol     collectors     and therefore    it    was    natural    to    focus    primarily    on    the design    and    production    of    Mauser    handguns.    The authors      concentrated      more      on      the      historical information     from     the     archive     than     on     generic descriptions   of   the   pistols,   which   have   been   detailed in several books.    The     pistols     are     introduced     and     described     in chronological    order    and    substantial    attention    has been    devoted    to    original    documents    found    in    the archive.      Access   to   today’s   most   prestigious   firearms collections     allows     presenting     unique     specimens associated    with    rare    documents    and    descriptions from Paul Mauser himself. Among   other   revelations,   the   book   includes   deeper understanding   of   the   roles   of   Paul   Mauser   and   Fidel Feederle    in    the    genesis    of    the    C96    pistol,    fully clarified   in   a   way   that   readers   will   find   interesting and    unexpected.    Access    to    the    Mauser    Archive included   the   opportunity   for   analysis   of   remarkably accurate     and     high     quality     original     factory     and laboratory    glass    plate    photographs    showing    the most intricate aspects of pistol designs.  While   this   book   is   not   focused   on   rifle   design   and production,   one   cannot   discuss   Paul   Mauser   without mentioning    his    efforts    in    this    area.    Mauser    rifle historians   and   collectors   will   find   useful   information in   this   book   including   a   chapter   dedicated   to   self- loading    rifle    designs    that    occupied    the    creative genius   of   Paul   Mauser   for   much   of   his   productive life.  The       book’s       biographic       study       follows       two complementary   approaches:   a   year   by   year   timeline and   a   thematic   biography.   The   timeline   provides   a chronology   of   the   significant   events   in   Paul   Mauser's life.    The    thematic    biography    provides    analysis    of specific    subjects    within    his    life;    for    example,    the complex   relationship   between   Paul   and   his   brother Wilhelm.      For   the   first   time,   many   theories   can   be proven   or   disproven   by   the   facts   discovered   in   the Paul Mauser personal archives. Additionally,   for   the   first   time,   the   authors   provide   a detailed     description     of     the     different     types     of documents    used    as    references    for    the    book.    This offers   a   unique   opportunity   for   readers   to   look   at these rare and historically significant materials. The   documentary   “The   Legacy   of   Paul   Mauser”   was filmed   during   the   book’s   research   and   will   also   be available.  

Paul Mauser - His Life, Company,

and Handgun Development

1838 - 1914 

After over 6 years of research from original  archival  material comes the book. In all, the book is composed of 586 pages a nd more than 1000 pictures.  The price for the standard edition is $89.95. The Deluxe price is $150. The book will be soon available, pre-orders are accepted: paulmauser@kpnmail.nl Download the PDF Brochure that provides an overview about the content of the new book. For additional information, contact the author: mauser.archive@gmail.com Mauro Baudino – Gerben van Vlimmeren                                                 Published by Brad Simpson Publishing, 2017                        ISBN: 978-692-75500-6
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