The Mexican Mondragon Rifle. The Model 1908 was a culmination of what was learned from the manual breech loading bolt action and the Model 1900 semi-automatic rifle. After several modifications, the Mexican army re-designated it the Model 1908.
M1908 Mondragon Semiauto Rifle at RIA November 25, 2014 Ian McCollum Semiauto Rifles , Video 16 The M1908 Mondragon is widely acknowledged to have been the first self-loading rifle adopted as a standard infantry arm by a national military force.
Jan 07, 2016 · Best known as the first semiautomatic service rifle adopted by a mainstream military force, the 1908 Mondragon was designed by Mexican native Manuel Mondragon, manufactured by SIG in Switzerland
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Later variants of the Mondragon returned to more conventional cartridges, with a 1903 model being submitted to British army testing chambered for 7mm Mauser. Rifles were also produced in 7.5mm Swiss and .30-30 Winchester. The main contract for the Mexican Army was placed in 1908, for 4,000 rifles in 7mm Mauser. Some of these, in an effort to
Mondragon started designing guns in 1891, and by 1908 had developed a series of unusual straight pull bolt action rifles, an improved 75mm Artillery piece (the St. Chamond-Mondragon) and the semi-automatic rifle that bears his name. This rifle is a 7mm gas operated semi automatic, using a rotating bolt that locks into the receiver.
The Mondragon Modelo 1908 in reality. The Mondragón Modelo 1908 is a Mexican semi-automatic rifle introduced in 1908, designed by Mexican officer Manuel Mondragón. Manufactured by SIG of Switzerland, the weapon was the first semi-automatic rifle adopted by any army, having been issued to Mexican Army units in 1911.
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