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argentine mauser 1891

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by spence, Mar 18, 2009.

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  1. spence

    spence Member

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    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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    I used to own a 7.65, and it was clearly stamped on the rifle.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    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.
     
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    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.

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    I have one in 7x57
     
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    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.

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    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.
     
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    Yep, that's what I was thinking.

    Been a long time since I had a 91 though.

    Thanks for the info!

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  9. spence

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    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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