Portuguese Mauser Vergueiro 1904/39

The Portuguese Mauser Vergueiro Model 1904/39 is a military rifle designed with a combination of Mauser and Mannlicher features and it is known as the Portuguese Mauser.

The rifle belongs to the DWM German supply contract and its original caliber was the 6.5mm Vergueiro (M1904), until it was military refurbished and updates in 1939 to caliber 8mm Mauser (M1904/39).

In addition to the adoption of the new caliber, with the 1939 update a new serial number was marked on the rifle parts, the barrel was shortened of about 13 cm, an air hole vent was created on the left side of the cartridge chamber. For the rest, the weapon remained the same, keeping the crest of Portugal's King Carlos I, emblazoned atop the receiver.

The rifle is in very good condition, the serial numbers are matching except for the bolt that was replaced with another having the same serial on its parts.

Metal finish is mostly well blued.

The stock and the hand guard are dark toned European walnut, with some superficial small dents.

The bore has good rifling smoother lands with definite grooves.

The rifle is equipped with its cleaning rod and the muzzle protection accessory.

This M1904/39 Mauser-Vergueiro is a good rifle for every military collector.

Historical references


Rifle produced in Germany by DWM in Berlin and them modified by the Arsenal of Braço de Pratain Lisbon.

Data sheet


Rifle made by the Deutsche Waffen und Munitions fabriken of Berlin, for the 1905-1907 supply contract of about 100 thousand rifles for the Portuguese army, then modified in 1939 to adapt them to the new 8x57js adopted caliber..


8x57 mm / 7,92x57 mm

Overall lenght:

1100 mm / 43,3"

Barrel lenght

600 mm / 23.62"

Magazine capaciity:

5 rounds

Condition of the product


Collectible - Very Good

Product authenticity


All parts matching the serial number of the rifle except the bolt, which has the same serial number on its parts.


Terms of gun sale by correspondence:

Pursuant to art. 17 of the L. n. 110/1975 the order by correspondence or by distance contract of weapons is allowed to the residents in the Italian State only if the purchaser provides for the withdrawal of the firearm at a license holder for the trade in guns (armory).

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M1904/39 Mauser-Vergueiro manufactured for Portugal by DWM.

  • 550.00€

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