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Belgian Mauser 89/36

This example is the result of the transformation of Mauser 1889, of Belgian or Turkish origin, by the Anciens Etablissements Pieper (Herstal-lez-Liège).

From the original weapon will be taken only the breech box, the underguard and the store of 5 cartridges. The barrel is adapted to the new Model 30 cartridge of 7. 65x53 Mauser calibre and the sleeve around it is removed. The stick will be adapted and the lock lengthened by means of an extension welded at the rear so as to align with the mode of operation of the Belgian Mauser model 35.

It is estimated that about 100 000 weapons of this model were taken out of the "Anciens Etablissements Pieper", the "Fabrique Nationale (FN)", the "Manufacture de l'état", and put into service from 1936.

In addition, an unknown number of Mauser 89/36 will be provided to the Congolese Public Force.