HISTORY OF THE MAUSER RIFLE IN CHILE: MAUSER CHILENO MODELO 1895, 1912, AND 1935
192pp., fully illus.incl.colour. 2019. As part of its rise as a regional South American power, Chile chose to emulate the highly successful Prussian military system in the last decades of the 19th century. Prior conflicts and the prospect of war with Argentina, which came to a head in the early 1890s, can be seen as the pretext for Chile’s purchase of “Prussian” military equipment, including Mauser rifles and Krupp cannons. This book summarizes important regional events, while also offering a general historical overview of Mauser developments.