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1891 argentine carbine nose cap

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1891 argentine carbine nose cap

#1 Post by RAMMAN4 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:49 am

I bought this 1891 Argentine Mauser carbine a few months ago. It's clean and numbers matching and shoots great. The nose cap on it looks nothing like any of the others I've seen online. All the others have the protective cap with the ears on either side of the front sight. The gun shop didn't know much about it as they were selling it on consignment. I bought a replacement nose cap from liberty tree collectors but it's not even close to fitting. Any idea why it might be different?
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#2 Post by AGB-1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:02 am

Not a true carbine,but a cut down rifle.These were for the Sporting market by Importers to help there Sales.(or to make Them more marketable.Here is the true carbine:http://www.shootingtimes.com/long-guns/ ... ne_021011/

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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:38 pm

I have seen a couple of those.. I do like the look of that rifle like that, Now I am not talking down the original.. But this is a cool looking rifle also

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#4 Post by RAMMAN4 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:24 pm

Thanks for the help guys. I was afraid y'all were going to say it was that

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#5 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:37 pm

RAMMAN4 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:24 pm
Thanks for the help guys. I was afraid y'all were going to say it was that

Oh heck, do not let it get you down, just get another 1891 carbine that is original and then get a 1891 long gun and you will have a start to a nice Argentine collection that you will never be able to complete..

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#6 Post by RAMMAN4 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 pm

I already have a rifle. I just happened upon this one in the local gun shop and couldn't say no

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#7 Post by vandle » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:00 pm

RAMMAN4 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 pm
I already have a rifle. I just happened upon this one in the local gun shop and couldn't say no

I have that problem too :doh:
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#8 Post by VMASCIOP2000 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 am

I too like the look of those handy make over rifle to carbine Argis. Always look at the rear sight. The true carbine rear sight base is way shorter. More like half the size of the rifle rear sight base.
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#9 Post by RAMMAN4 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:22 pm

I had a mint condition rifle that I bought as a teenager but sadly I lost it in a house fire when I was away for the aiforce. Luckily I found the one I've got now and it's almost as clean

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#10 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:43 pm

RAMMAN4 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:49 am
I bought this 1891 Argentine Mauser carbine a few months ago. It's clean and numbers matching and shoots great. The nose cap on it looks nothing like any of the others I've seen online. All the others have the protective cap with the ears on either side of the front sight. The gun shop didn't know much about it as they were selling it on consignment. I bought a replacement nose cap from liberty tree collectors but it's not even close to fitting. Any idea why it might be different?
I just saw one of these in person at a local gun show.. I really liked the feel and look of this rifle.. If I had not purchased a few other things, I would have picked it up..

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