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7.65x53 ammunition?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by a.j.ebbers, Feb 2, 2011.

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  1. a.j.ebbers

    a.j.ebbers Member

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    Hi all, a buddy has "an old Mauser" laying around, and wants to shoot it. he told me that it is a 1891 Mauser & it takes 7.65x53 ammo. I know very little about old Mauser rifles, & after a brief search on the net, have not found any 7.65x39 ammo for sale. is this ammo still available anywhere, if so, would someone please point me in the right direction? I have not seen this rifle yet, and look forward to my buddy bringing it out for a shooting session. any comments or brief info. on this rifle, given what little information I have? would this ammo. possibly be called 7.65x39 Argentine? thanks guys, A.J.
     
  2. DanTheFarmer

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    Good Afternoon A.J.,

    Try www.buffaloarms.com or www.grafs.com for 7.65x53.
    Argentina did adopt this cartridge in the late 1800's and did buy Mausers chambered for it.

    I don't think there is a 7.65x39 cartridge. There is a 7.62x39 which is the round used in SKS or AK type weapons. It is a short and stubby looking thing compared the "conventional" looking 7.63x53.

    Good Luck.
     
  3. MMCSRET

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    The original name for the cartridge was 7.65X53 Belgian Mauser and came into use in 1889. Was used by a number of countries in the Middle East as well as Argentina and Peru. Norma makes ammo and cases. Look at Graf & Sons or Midwayusa on the web. Should be available. I load my own for a Argentine 1891 Carbine, nice guns, but not as strong as a '98 model.
     
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    Prvi Partisan loads for this cartridge. I bought mine from Aim Surplus.
     
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