|Rifle||Mauser Type 45 and 45/66||Manufacturer||Koishikawa Arsenal|
|Cartridge||8x50mmR, 8x52mmR||Overall Length||49″|
|Action||Rotation Bolt||Barrel Length||28.3″|
|Magazine||5 rnds staggered||Weight||8.5 lb|
Siam was unique in South East Asia for its avoidance of Western colonization. Its sovereignty was guaranteed by politically deft royals and a Japanese-modeled system of aggressive modernization. At the turn of the century, Siam sought to rearm its soldiers with a rifle of unique design.