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Turkish mauser in belgian army


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part of the belgian army received Turkish mausers. Does anyone have any idea where these came from (Gallipoli ?) and how they ended up in the Belgian Army

Carl

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What is your source for this and does it state how many were acquired?

Both Belgium and Turkey used Mausers chambered for the 7.65 x 54mm round so it would be a logical place to send any captured weapons. However, if it was only a small number there may be another source, but I will not muddy the waters until I have some idea of the numbers.

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Tonye

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Thanks Ritchie. My copy of Ball's Mausers is the 1996 edition and that has no mention of the Turkish captures being supplied by Britain to Belgium, although as I said in the previous post, it makes obvious sense.

I will have to see if I can find any record of this at the NA, as I am particularly interested in the supply of foreign rifles by the British to the allies.

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TonyE

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