Type 45 Siamese Mauser

The Type 45 Siamese Mauser was a service rifle adopted by the government of Siam (now Thailand) in 1903.

It was a bolt-action rifle based on the Mauser action, originally chambered for the 8×50mmR rimmed centrefire cartridge (not to be confused with the dimensionally similar Austrian 8×50mmR Mannlicher or French 8×50mmR Lebel cartridges). It was later upgraded as the Type 66 rifle and chambered to fire the 8x52mmR cartridge with a spitzer bullet.

The Type 45 refers to the year 2445 in the Thai calendar, which corresponds with 1903 on the western Gregorian calendar.

Type 45 Siamese Mauser
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Koishikawa Arsenal
Origin Thailand (Siam)
Country Name Origin Year
Thailand (Siam) 1903
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Thailand (Siam) View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Koishikawa Arsenal View

Variants

Thai employ Koishikawa arsenal produce.

  • Type 45 Siamese Mauser (Adopt a copy of the Swedish Mauser and Gewehr 98)
  • Type 47 Siamese Mauser (Adopt a copy of the Swedish Mauser and Gewehr 98)
  • Type 66 Siamese Mauser (Decided of the Arisaka)
  • Type 45/66 Siamese Mauser (Decided under license from Germany by develop from Type 45 Siamese Mauser)
  • Type 47/66 Siamese Mauser (Decided under license from Germany by develop from Type 47 Siamese Mauser)

Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin  Thailand
Production history
Designed 1903
Manufacturer Koishikawa arsenal
Variants Type 45, Type 47, Type 66, Type 45/66, Type 47/66
Specifications
Cartridge 8x50mmR, 8x52mmR
Caliber 8mm
Action Bolt action
Feed system 5-round magazine
Sights Iron

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