argentine mauser 1891


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spence
March 19, 2009, 12:58 AM
Idid some research which said itwas 7.65x53 . but when i took it to cabelas some one said it could be one of 3 cal. maybe 308. does anybody know about these rifles? :confused:

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mike724
March 19, 2009, 02:44 AM
I used to own a 7.65, and it was clearly stamped on the rifle.

Jim Watson
March 19, 2009, 10:11 AM
I never heard of a real Argentine issue 1891 in anything but 7.65.

I guess one could be rebarrelled but the lower strength of the action and the protruding magazine work against a lot of modifications to the '91s.

rcmodel
March 19, 2009, 02:24 PM
The only caliber they were made in was 7.65x53mm Argentine.

You would have to be a fool to convert one to .308 Winchester as the action is not strong enough.

rc

swgunner
March 20, 2009, 04:17 AM
I have one in 7x57

rcmodel
March 20, 2009, 01:01 PM
If it's in 7x57, it is not a 91 Argentine Mauser unless someone re-barreled it.

You might have a 93 Spanish Mauser, as that was the first Mauser produced in 7x57mm.

Or a 95 Chilean Mauser which was also 7x57mm.

rc

MMCSRET
March 20, 2009, 06:13 PM
I tried to load a 7x57 round into the magazine of my 1891 carbine and it was too long. The 7.65x53 is 4mm shorter just in case length. It would be quite a job to lengthen a '91 magazine box to handle 7x57.

rcmodel
March 20, 2009, 06:22 PM
Yep, that's what I was thinking.

Been a long time since I had a 91 though.

Thanks for the info!

rc

spence
March 22, 2009, 03:05 AM
I took the 1891 argentine mauser to the range today , with 7.65x53 ammo . it would not fire .I dont think it was the ammo. the rangmaster said it was either a broken firing pin or saftey. the store where I bought it is sending it to a gunsmith. spence

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