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Introduction

This web site contains useful information about the Artillery Luger variations and the Mauser Parabellum pistols made after 1945 in Mauser. Initially under French control (1945 - 1946) and later the reintroduction of the Parabellum from 1969 onwards. This web site replaces the old Artillery and Mauser Parabellum web site with a more modern and effective design. The old web site is not maintained but it remains available for consultation. The current web site uses more extensively the documents from the Mr. Joachim Görtz’s photographic archive. This archive, built by Mr.  Görtz during his live, is composed by 32 folders containing Luger photos, original historical Luger pictures from WWI and WWII and important notes. Some topics that were discussed in the previous web site related to the Paul Mauser Private archive are not repeated here; the reader can refer to: The Paul Mauser Archive Web Site. Follow Paul Mauser Archive on Facebook

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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 and more than 1000 pictures.  The price for the standard edition is $89.95. The Deluxe price is $150. The book is available, 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 See the Forgotten Weapons Review. Mauro Baudino – Gerben van Vlimmeren                                                 Published by Brad Simpson Publishing, 2017                        ISBN: 978-692-75500-6

The Parabellum Is Back! 1945 - 2000

The book is the result of more than five years of research. It covers the story of the Mauser Parabellum pistol after WWII; from the French Mauser Occupation (April 1945) until the reintroduction of the Parabellum by Mauser in 1970. Historical information, pistols, accessories, archives, blue prints... a huge amount of data that has been sorted and analyzed from the original Mauser Archive. The result is a book of 560 pages with more than 700 pictures. More information here: www.theparabellumisback.com See the Forgotten Weapons Review. Mauro Baudino – Gerben van Vlimmeren                                                 Published by Brad Simpson Publishing, 2010                        ISBN: 978-0-9825607-2-3

Luger Artiglieria - The Artillery Luger

The story of the Artillery Luger from the Imperial Prototype to the Commemorative Artillery made by Mauser in 1985. Variations, productions and accessories. 111 pages. More information here. Mauro Baudino                                                                                                                                        Published in Italian by Editoriale Olimpia S.p.A. – Florence (Italy), 2003. ISBN: 88-253-0032-8 I'm working on a second edition that will be available at the end of 2019.

Lectures - Events

ICOMAM Lecture - Koblenz (Germany) September, 2017

The authors, Mauro Baudino and Gerben van Vlimmeren, presented to the ICOMAM (INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS OF ARMS AND MILITARY HISTORY) a lecture on the complex relationship between Paul Mauser (1838 - 1914) and Georg Luger (1849 - 1923) and it’s impact on the C96 and Parabellum pistols. The PDF copy of the presentation can be downloaded, follow the link below.   The complete story on the Mauser and Luger relationship is available in the book Paul Mauser - His Life, Company, and Handgun Development 1838 - 1914.  The information provided in the lecture can be used but a credit to the authors is requested. For more information about the use of the data contact the authors: mauser.archive@gmail.com The relationship between Paul Mauser and Georg Luger and it's impact on the Mauser C96 pistol.

Paul Mauser Event - Liège Belgium

Dear Fellow Firearms Historians and Collectors, It is my pleasure to inform you and to invite you to a major Mauser history event planned for Saturday, 21st of April 2018 in Liège - Belgium. The event covers details of Paul Mauser‘s life, the Company, firearms development and Mauser’s impact on military firearms production. The event also celebrates the fact that last year, 2017, was the 150-year anniversary of the Mauser brothers move from Oberndorf to Liège. They spent about 3 years in Liège, working under the supervision of Samuel Norris on an improvement of the Chassepot needle rifle, adopting it to fire metallic cartridge. In these three years, the foundation of the design of the future Mauser Model 71 rifle was established. The Mauser relationship with Belgium and Liège continued with an important contract finalized in 1889 with the Belgian government for the furniture of the Model 89 rifle and, as a consequence, the establishment of the FN Company in Herstal (Liège). Of course, several major topics will be discusses in the presentation, with part of the event focusing on Mauser revolvers and pistols. All the information will be explained through the use of original documents available in the Paul Mauser and Mauser company archives. The meeting is organized in the Liège Arms Museum, which contains one of the biggest firearms collection in Europe. Attached you can find a brochure that provides more information and you can use it also to subscribe for tickets to the event. Should you have any question or you need any help for logistics support, please feel free to contact us at the following email address: mauser.archive@gmail.com Videos and Photos of the Paul Mauser Event.

VIDEOS

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The first site focused on the Artillery Luger Pistol and on the         Mauser Parabellum
Artillery Luger
Hulan Armourer with Artillery Luger. All Rights Reserved.
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The Artillery Luger - Luger Artiglieria Paul Mauser - His Life, Company, and Handgun Development 1838 - 1914 New Book Dust Jacket The Parabellum Is Back! 1945 - 2000 Paul Mauser portrait. Copyright Paul Mauser Archive. All Rights Reserved.

Certify Your Mauser or Luger Pistol

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Mauser and Luger Pistols Certification and Appraisal

Mauser (INTERARMS) Parabellum Pistol Certification from the Original Mauser Ledgers

Mauser C96 Cone Hammer and Swiss Luger. All Right Reserved. Paul Mauser and Georg Luger Original Signatures. All Rights Reserved.

Papers Behind the Pistol: Mauser’s Archive on the Model 1910

This video is the result of a collaboration between Forgotten Weapons and the Paul Mauser Archive. It shows how it is possible to trace the genesis of a Mauser-produced firearm through unique original archive documentation available in the Paul Mauser Archive. The unique aspect of this video is the possibility to analyze the genesis of the Mauser Model 1910 pistol through internal Mauser documentation. This is of great historical importance if you consider that the Loewe and DWM archives have been lost, and therefore the only way to study the internal procedures used by the Loewe/DWM and Mauser groups is through the surviving Mauser documents. Among the technical documentation available for Mauser pistols, the M1910 is the most complete, this is the reason why it was selected for this video. Similar documentation is also available for different types of rifles. If you are interested in the Paul Mauser book, you can contact the authors: mauser.archive@gmail.com I think you will find this time-trip very interesting...

Introduction to the Paul Mauser Archive

Paul Mauser Archive is pleased to present this new introductory video. There are not many industrial and personal archives, which help us understand the history of the Industrial Age in Europe. The Paul Mauser Archive curates a big portion of the documents of German Industrialist and Firearms inventor Paul Mauser, making details of his history available online and in the book "Paul Mauser, His Life, Company and Handgun Development”, written by Mauro Baudino and Gerben van Vlimmeren and published by Simpson Ltd. This video explores some of the fascinating impact on the world made by this leader of the industrial age through archival material that helps turn speculation like "I think" and "we believe" into documented history. See details about The Paul Mauser Archive at: www.paul-mauser-archive.com Follow the Paul Mauser Archive on Facebook: Paul MAuser Archive Authors can be contacted at the following email address: mauser.archive@gmail.com The Paul Mauser Archive is a member of the International Council on Archives. Acknowledgments: Gerben Van Vlimmeren, Jon Speed and Marc Erickson who edited the video.