View Full Version : Hospin and Allen copy of 1891 Mauser action

January 23, 2000, 09:34 PM
Hi,I just picked up a action that looks like a Mauser 1891 but it was made buy Hopkin & Allen Has you seen these before any info would be great Thanks Brian Gertsch.

George Stringer
January 23, 2000, 11:41 PM
Brian, while I've never seen one, H&A did market a 5 shot bolt action .22 and a single shot bolt action. I don't know what they might look like but every centerfire that I can find were rolling block. The Blue Book has the history on the .22s. If you know that it is a centerfire you might go to Harley's section and see what he can tell you about it. George

January 25, 2000, 12:48 AM
Hopkins and Allen Arms Company of Norwich, Conn. did make Model 89 Mausers, apparently for the Belgian army during WW1. These should look much like the Model 91 Mauser. I have never seen one. See Ludwig Olson, Mauser Bolt Rifles, though he doesn't say any more than what I have provided above.

James K
January 25, 2000, 02:03 PM

Thanks. That had been nagging me since I read the posting. I knew they made some military rifle but couldn't recall for whom. That rifle should be pretty uncommon, at least over here.