1935 Brazilian Short Rifle All Matching

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1935 Brazilian Short Rifle All Matching

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I searched over 2 years for a 1935 Brazilian Mauser Short Rifle and I finally found one in 2017. There were supposedly 1,000 of the Short Rifle made. They fall in serials 1,000-1999 however there have been at least a half a dozen long rifles observed in that serial range so it's possible there were less than 1,000 made. These were also used by Brazil unlike the Long Rifles. Many were used hard. To have an all matching one in the condition it is in was well worth the wait.

The correct serials are as follows:


1.) Complete serial no. - Receiver, left side
2.) Complete serial no. - Rear end of barrel, left side (under handguard)
3.) Complete serial no. - Inside of stock
4.) Complete serial no. - Inside of handguard
5.) Complete serial no. - On top of bolt handle root
6.) Complete serial no. - Underside of rear sight leaf
7.) Complete serial no. - Forward magazine lip
8.) Complete serial no. - Bayonet cross guard, left side
9.) Complete serial no. - Factory test target, left upper edge
10.) Last two digits of serial no. - Front end of magazine floorplate (for photo see position 7)
11.) Last two digits of serial no. - On top of bolt sleeve
12.) Last two digits of serial no. - On top of safety wing
13.) Last two digits of serial no. - Lower rear face of cocking piece
14.) Last two digits of serial no. - On top of extractor claw
15.) Last two digits of serial no. - On firing pin
16.) Last two digits of serial no. - On top of bolt catch
17.) Last two digits of serial no. - Front end of trigger sear, left side
18.) Complete serial no. - On underside of butt stock (additional to the stamping inside the stock, however, this wasn't done always - two short M1935s with consecutive s/nos. were observed one with and one without the external stamping)
19.) Last two digits of serial no. - on trigger (under the stock), left side


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:clap: Well done, Sir. Very well done. The Brazilian 35's and vz24s I have seen for sale look like they sat rotting in the Amazon jungle for years. Persistence pays off.
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Did you save a leprechaun life or something???

Bit of the midas touch happening here.
Another beautiful rifle, you must have a very special collection happening
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Gorgeous.

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Out of curiosity - what calibre?
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AJMBLAZER wrote:Out of curiosity - what calibre?
7x57mm Mauser

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vandle wrote:Did you save a leprechaun life or something???

Bit of the midas touch happening here.
Another beautiful rifle, you must have a very special collection happening
Lol. No I have a very observant friend in Germany who found both rifles for me online. The 1935 Brazilian Short I actually paid half of what I would of from the grey blanket none the less on Gunbroker. The vz24 Guatemalan I paid top dollar for from Simpson's. I had to have it because it is the only matching one I've seen.

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Excellent rifle. I was fortunate to get the 1935 long rifle. This Mauser at its finest in the 1930's production.
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mauserdad wrote:Excellent rifle. I was fortunate to get the 1935 long rifle. This Mauser at its finest in the 1930's production.
Yes the long is a beauty I have a 3 digit serial 1935 Brazilian Long Rifle.

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Beautiful rifle. I love the Brazilian crest and the Mauser logo on the receiver.
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Here is another long rifle:

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Those are some excellent looking Mausers you guys have - congratulations. Look like they came straight off the showroom floor.

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True museum specimens, too good to shoot. What perfect condition...but I bet it was at a hefty cost.
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72 usmc wrote:True museum specimens, too good to shoot. What perfect condition...but I bet it was at a hefty cost.
Not mine

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72 usmc wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:11 pm
True museum specimens, too good to shoot. What perfect condition...but I bet it was at a hefty cost.
Yes, indeed, but the minute I saw her perfect bluing and speckless stock, I knew I wanted her to be mine.

These long Mod. 1935 rifles were sent by the Mauser factory to Brazil in sealed zinc crates in the second half of the 1930s (mine presumably in April of 1937). The crates were never opened until they were reimported to Germany by Frankonia Waffen Würzburg in the early 1970s. When the sealed crates were opened, the Germans found out that the rifles, together with their accessories, had been perfectly preserved. That was already some fifty years ago, but these still bear witness to the quality of German workmanship before WW2.

I have NEVER fired mine yet, as I consider it my duty to preserve it for the next generation of rifle collectors :)

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