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Argentine Mauser Carbine - mystery

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by killian33, May 9, 2014.

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  1. killian33

    killian33 Member

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    I inherited my Uncle Valentine's Argentine Mauser Carbine. It took me quite a bit of research on the web to figure out what it was because not many were made. It is in great shape and has a TUrkish crescent and star on it. From everything I have read about these, it having been in Turkey makes no sense. BTW - My unce brought it with him from Germany around 1898 or 1899. Can anyone make the Turkish connection?
     
  2. LAGS

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    I beleive that Turkey used a 7.65 mm cartridge before they switched to the 8mm.
    You probably have a 1895 Turkish Mauser and not an Argintine.
    Pictures would be nice
     
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    A picture would be helpful, and it's possible that you have a M1893 Turk Mauser. If it's in 7.65x53 Mauser caliber, it may still be in the original form with a magazine cutoff on the right side. Turkey had most of their 7.65x53 converted to 8mm in the 30's.
    If it was Argentine, it would likely have Spanish script on the receiver.

    Good info here.

    http://www.turkmauser.com


    NCsmitty
     
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