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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:54 pm 
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Hello. I am happy to have found this forum.

I am a relatively new Mauser collector. So far I seem to be interested in Argentine and Chilean Mausers. At the moment I am trying to learn about all the markings on my 1891 Argentine.

I also have a beater 1893 Turkish Mauser that I have taken completely apart, cleaned, measured and have gotten to the point where I am able to actually fire it. I load my own 8mm ammo using the Hornady bullets and PPU cases. I bought a removable scope base for S&K and put a Leopold 2.5x Scout Scope on it. I have not fired it much, but I was able to get a one inch group at 50 yards.

Well, I hope I can find some more experienced Argentine Mauser collectors who are willing to put up with my newbie questions.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:29 pm 
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Welcome to SRF - glad you found us.

Play around with the Search function (upper right side) and you'll tap into years worth of knowledge and discussions.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:41 pm 
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Welcome to the Forum, I have no experience with the 1891 but i have a few 1909 Argentine Mausers and they are pretty good shooters.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:51 pm 
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You chose a good Mauser to start collecting. You will definitely want to add a 1909 Argentine to keep your 1891 company. These rifles tend to be all matching and in pretty good shape compared to some other Mausers. The 1891 is hard to find with an intact crest, but you can get one on the 1909.

You might want to keep and eye out for a Persian 98/29. It is about the only other Mauser in my collection that looks as nice as my 1909 Argentine, and shoots as well.

Post up some photos of your guns.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:17 am 
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You do want a 1909 rifle for sure. They are so accurate you will not believe your target.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:29 am 
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Hi guys.

Thanks for the replies.

I do have a 1909 Argentine, but did not mention it because my current project is learning about the 1891. You are right about them being in mint condition. It is amazing to find so many like that. It is almost as if Argentina bought them just to be safe queens.

My father bought a 1909 back in the 1970's for $70. It seems like it was in perfect condition, but he drilled and tapped it right through the crest. The gun dealer was kind enough to throw in some military surplus ammunition without telling him that it was corrosive. At least that is my theory, since the bore shows pitting when I look with my Lyman Bore Cam.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:31 am 
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Rapidrob wrote:
You do want a 1909 rifle for sure. They are so accurate you will not believe your target.

Yes... + fit and finish is 2nd to none...

Also, consider the 1895 Chilean in 7mm... Slim and Trim and very accurate.


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