31.07.2022 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Last time we announced that we are planning to feature the Norwegian and Belgian factions, and showed off the main rifle for the former. This time it is the turn of the Belgians to have their main rifle shown off.
Before we get to that however, we'd like to announce that we have been included in the list of ModDB's 20th Anniversary Classics. Go give their article a read and vote for the best Classic Mod of all time.
The Model 1935 Mauser was to be the Belgian's attempt to replace all their long rifles and carbines based on their original 1889 Mauser. It was a more modern design with the action being based on (and in some cases rebuild from) the German Gewehr 98, many of which had been provided as war reparations following the Armistice of 1918. Unfortunately the production of this new rifle was never able to meet the demand and many soldiers would be armed with the older 1889 rifles or the 1936 rifle, the latter of which was an 1889 updated to 1935 configuration.
The first Belgian rifles to be equipped with telescopic sights were the original 1889 Mausers during the First World War. They also received Turkish Mausers for this role from the British, with whom their snipers were trained. In the post war period, some captured German G98 rifles were taken into service for sniping, and the Goertz telescopes on these formed the basis of the newer M1935 Mauser snipers, either as originals or as copies manufactured by OIP.
Our 1935 Mauser was made by Seth soldier.
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