Motivated by the American (Spencer, Winchester) and Swiss (Vetterli) paragons, Paul Mauser converts the M/71 to a bolt action rifle by introducing a tubular magazine. 2000 test rifles produce good results at the Royal Prussian Shooting School under the toughest trial conditions.
The introduction of the new rifle under the title Model 71/84 (M.71/84) as an infantry bolt action rifle for the army is decreed by the Prussian King and German Kaiser.
Production of the new rifle in the Bavarian and Prussian royal weapons factories (against payment of a low license charge) once again prevents Mauser from participating in big business.
The 71/84 hunting rifle designed by Paul Mauser as the M.71/84 rifle is not accepted as a model for the army.