1891 Argentine Mauser

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by DrGonzo11, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. DrGonzo11

    DrGonzo11 New Member

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    I just picked up a 1891 Argentine at a gun show and was wondering if anyone knows of any resources on dating these guns by serial number? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  2. DrGonzo11

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    Here's a photo:
     

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  3. rifleman1

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    Perfect! Thanks buddy, I couldn't find that info anywhere.

    Its funny, I bought the Giant book "Mauser Military rifles of the World" by: Ball for like $60, and it has more pictures than useful information, oh well:).
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Well, don't keep us in suspense, what's it's date of manufacture?
     
  6. DrGonzo11

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    It is an 1894, that would be my oldest gun. Its amazing that it looks this good after 105 years.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Very cool. It's almost as old as me. ;)
     
  8. DrGonzo11

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    Ha ha, I honestly had to pegged as a 30-ish year old, until you posted that bio in the introductions section. :)
     
  9. markerdown

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    Wow, That looks to be in very nice shape. I used to be into the old 8mm mousers especially with the '98 action. Got any pics of the cartouches or stampings??......markerdown
     
  10. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    1891's

    I just received a free one a couple summers ago (sporterized) the fella running the pawn shop dident want to mess with it and said I could have it if I'd do the paper work, Mine was built in 1900 and all #'s match i wouldent mind replacing the cut stock
    I found that who ever traded the Mauser to the shop dident know how to remove the bolt and they broke the bolt stop & they dry fired it so much the fireing pin was broken, It now has a replacement fireing pin and a replacement bolt stop and its in good working order
    These old mauser rifles have a pretty frail looking fireing pin which is pretty hard as compared to a Mauser model 98 like compareing a tooth pick to a bridge spike.
    I'd recomend not dry fireing the 1891 at a minimum of a slip up once in a great while one may get by without damage.
     
  11. DrGonzo11

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    I Just listed this gun in "FOR SALE" section if anyone is interested. I can ship it anywhere and since its an antique NO FFL is required. PM if interested.