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My fall into South American Mausers

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My fall into South American Mausers

#1 Post by Old Army Cook » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:12 am

While on hiatus I happened upon an 1891 Argentine Carbine at my local pawn shop. It had been at the shop for a while and I'm a sucker for orphans. After negotiating the price I came home with my prize and looked up everything I could find on it. It's an A block, receiver and bolt matching, made in 1893 by Loewe so bonus, an antique I can shoot. Boy howdy, does it kick. A few months later, in the same store, I asked to see a rifle which was there on my previous trips. It was an 1895 Chilean rifle, again made by Lowe. receiver and stock matching. So another unwanted toy came home with me. The bug bit me. So now I'm window shopping on Gunbroker to see what is out there when serendipity strikes. I received a refund on student loan interest in the mail. My lucky day! I did some necessary adulting with it but the leftovers were all mine. What should pop up on GB but the big brother to my little carbine. Numbers matching all the way around with crisp cartouches but a ground crest, as is normal I've read. Bidding was light so BOOM! it's all mine. The following month I still have some play money and, surfing through GB again, happened upon a 1908 DWM made Brazilian rifle in excellent shape all around. So I placed my bid and it came to me via the big brown truck. So, that's what the Old Army Cook has been up to; I'm now saving pennies for the next hunt.
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Re: My fall into South American Mausers

#2 Post by steamer » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:41 am

Very fine examples - those Argy bayonets are really cool.

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#3 Post by Old Army Cook » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:06 am

steamer wrote:
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Very fine examples - those Argy bayonets are really cool.
I think they are as well. It took a bit of hunting to find just the right one; I mean I couldn't just be any old Argentine bayonet. I had to have a brass handled one in similar shape to the rifle. After a couple of weeks I found one on eBay.
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Re: My fall into South American Mausers

#4 Post by DWM » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:01 am

Could you post more photos of that Brazilian, its lovely.
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Re: My fall into South American Mausers

#5 Post by Calfed » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:09 pm

Nice rifles, OAC.

I'm a fan of the SA Mausers myself. If you have to fall into something, you could do alot worse than South American Mausers.

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Re: My fall into South American Mausers

#6 Post by vandle » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:12 pm

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Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:09 pm
Nice rifles, OAC.

I'm a fan of the SA Mausers myself. If you have to fall into something, you could do alot worse than South American Mausers.
x2

they seem to have an aurora about them.
Very old school design with most of them have beautiful crests on the receivers which you don't find on later modern military
firearms.
Shows a bit of national pride in their military
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Re: My fall into South American Mausers

#7 Post by Calfed » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:12 pm

vandle wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:12 pm
Calfed wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:09 pm
Nice rifles, OAC.

I'm a fan of the SA Mausers myself. If you have to fall into something, you could do alot worse than South American Mausers.
x2

they seem to have an aurora about them.
Very old school design with most of them have beautiful crests on the receivers which you don't find on later modern military
firearms.
Shows a bit of national pride in their military
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The crests are one of the best things about the SA Mausers. The workmanship is another.

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Re: My fall into South American Mausers

#8 Post by Old Army Cook » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:20 am

DWM wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:01 am
Could you post more photos of that Brazilian, its lovely.
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Re: My fall into South American Mausers

#9 Post by Calfed » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:31 pm

That is a very nice Brazilian. How does it shoot?

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Re: My fall into South American Mausers

#10 Post by Old Army Cook » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:04 pm

Calfed wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:31 pm
That is a very nice Brazilian. How does it shoot?
I haven't had the chance yet. I'm going to order some 7mm ammo and give both it and the 95 Chilean a run sometime in the future. I'll post up a separate thread when that happens.
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