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Argentina vs Chile Mauser

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hoyte, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Archie

    Archie Member

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    I've never heard of the debate of caliber. But I'm young yet. What else is suggested?
     
  2. Offfhand

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    The hinged is one of the reasons the Argentine action is favored by custom gunsmiths, also their beautiful machining and overall finish. And the bottom metal doesn't need much extra work to be really elegant, as shown here on this rifle by the Late Al Bieson. Note the graceful contours he achieved with only a file, and the flawless fitting for which he was famous. Also another Argentine action newly trimmed, refined and rebarreled and ready for the wood... DSC_1504 (2).JPG DSC_1538 (3).JPG DSC_1535.JPG DSC_1557 (2).JPG
     
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  3. Mauser lover

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    See post #12

    "and apparently an unknown caliber"

    That's what the "debate" was. That's all. We just didn't know what caliber it was in. With sporters particularly you never know if the original chambering is the current chambering. Even if it looks original, you don't really know if it has been "Ackley Improved" or changed from 8x57 to "8mm-06" etc. (for instance).
     
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  4. Nacho Man

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    Unfortunately the Crest is gone. I missed out on that one, dealer had one but it sold quick but it was a premium price.
    Numbers matching including cleaning rod, stock and bluing are very clean looking.
    Yeah the bayonet is in good shape with
    matching serial number on scabbard. Fitment is perfect, nice and snug with no slop but not too tight either.
     
  5. indy1919a4

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    I love that bayonet the more I look at it :)
     
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  6. Nacho Man

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    Well then let's take a closer look.
    I do collect a few knives, nothing too expensive but this bayonet is probably my favorite.
    It's like a mini sword
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  7. indy1919a4

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    Many thanks those sword bayonets of the time are just beautiful.. Unless you were attacking a line of men with them on at the time..

    That will look real nice on one of those cavalry or engineer carbines. Half the rifle will be bayonet. Many many thanks.
     
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  8. indy1919a4

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    So in the world of Bayonets, just wanted to share this. It popped in my Gunbroker listings.. I fear it will go high.. But what a blade.....This guy has access to some cool but pricey items...

    https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/887704411
     
  9. Nacho Man

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    Yeah that is pretty nifty.
    Haven't seen one of those before
     
  10. kwg020

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    I have a Chilean carbine in 7x57. It's not pristine but the rifling is sharp and it's reasonably accurate. It will be in my arsenal until the day I pass from this earth. I managed to pick up a bayonet as well. It's easy to carry around and 7x57 is easy to load for. Getting brass is the most difficult part. Any bullet in the 130 to 150 range is easy to find. Although the throat is probably set up for the 170 grain bullets the 150's are plenty accurate.

    kwg
     
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  11. indy1919a4

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    It is obviously custom, to me it looks WW I, But its a beauty
     
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