The Mauser rifle was truly the first global weapons system. Most modern bolt action rifles today are derived from the Mauser’s famous action. With many millions of these rifles in their many variations out there, you just might own one.
The Mauser rifle was successful because of its bolt action. It was perfect in terms of ease of use, strength, safety, and relatively low maintenance. With that said, it is nice to know how to take the bolt apart for routine care. The guns are quite universal in the way they disassemble so the following guide is applicable to all smokeless powder Mauser rifles.
So… here is how you do it: