The Mauser brand has stood as a symbol for the real, successful hunting experience for over 140 years. All hunting rifles made by Mauser are based on traditional, down-to-earth values, combined with the most modern of rifle technology. Reliable, state-of-the-art firearm technology, solid one-piece steel structures, the Mauser double square bridge and exceptional inventive talent are what fascinate hunters all over the world.

Every hunter appreciates “his Mauser” as his reliable tool. Every single Mauser rifle is a master piece of craftsmanship. The Mauser brand has always stood as a symbol for the real, successful hunting experience. It incorporates the key factors of trust: expertise, authenticity and functionality.

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A fundamental pillar of strength and success in the legacy of The Powder Keg was both its founder Dr Lucas Potgieter and the part Mauser rifles played in the product portfolio of the business.

Until owners of the Mauser brand (L&O) opened operations in South Africa Mauser rifles were sold exclusively through The Powder Keg. We have over many years developed a wealth of knowledge of Mauser rifles from both the manufacturer and from many of our Mauser customers. 

At the Powder Keg we stock a large range of Mauser rifles and M03 barrels; if not in stock we will source your Mauser of choice.

Mauser has a model to fit all hunting applications and your budget. The M12 blends the Mauser functionality with modern Mauser design such as solid steel construction, a wide loading breach, a smooth bolt movement and a classic straight stock. The trigger is crisp and a 3-position safety ensures the highest levels of safety. What most customers of the M12 comment on is the perfect balance of the rifle.

The M03 is known for its uniqueness and versatility because customers can individually tailor to their needs. This modular system comprises a solid steel action, a high quality trigger, straight stock and a cold hammer forged barrel culimating in perfect rifle balance, precision and performance. 

Mauser customers keeping to that original rifle technology may choose the M 98 which is enhanced with classic details and proven components. Customers also have the opportunity to add features for a better shooting experience, all of which add to the value of this classic Mauser.