1891 Argentine Mauser - Closes Wednesday, Dec. 29 @ 7 pm

Discussion in 'Auctions' started by mekanik75, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. mekanik75

    mekanik75 Well-Known Member

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    I have this old mauser that my Dad bought at an estate sale in '79. He fired a magazine of rounds through it and then it has been stored for the last 30 years. Ammo is 7.65X53mm Argy. It's not too hard to find on the internet. But I've been told if you reload, you can used necked down .308. It's been taking up space in the gun cabinet, and I don't see myself using it. If one of you gunsmiths out there wants an original German made Mauser action to build on, this is the gun for you. Open to sale or trade offers.
     

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  2. mekanik75

    mekanik75 Well-Known Member

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    more pics

    This gun is all original in 90-95% shape. Matching serial numbers. Early serial numbers.
     

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  3. mekanik75

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    more pics 2

    Straight stack magazine holds 5 rounds, I think. Flip-up ironsights with ranges. The only damage to the wood in on the top of the forearm on the left side. This rifle was made and in service as a military weapon before Oklahoma was even a state!
     

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  4. mekanik75

    mekanik75 Well-Known Member

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    price

    Open to offers. My question to a buyer is, "How much is it worth to you?"
     
  5. gunswapper

    gunswapper Well-Known Member

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    I will start it at $90.00. Should go a lot higher. (You might want to move this to the auctions!).:clap: :flag:
     
  6. hogfan280

    hogfan280 Well-Known Member

    If you don't want to set a price you need to move it to the auction thread.
     
  7. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

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    Is this for sale or do you want in the Auction forum?
     
  8. jwr

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  9. dirtdart

    dirtdart Well-Known Member

    Nice old rifle. I just hope it goes to someone who will leave it as is.
     
  10. Rebel

    Rebel Well-Known Member

    That is a very good, very strong action. Right up there with a 98 Mauser.
     
  11. dirtdart

    dirtdart Well-Known Member

    They do the job. Some believe that this round was the basis for the 300 Savage design. I think they're on to something. There have been more than a few that have been re-barreled and chambered for 300 Savage.

    Would hate to see such a nice rifle go to salvage.
     
  12. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

    In the old days these were always "sporterized."

    The newest definition of sporterized is "spending $300 to modify a gun now worth $500 gun & make it worth $300."

    Considering it's condition, some collector will give you a good price on Gunbroker.com
     
  13. Rebel

    Rebel Well-Known Member

    Correct , that rifle is in good shape. Matching numbers?
     
  14. mekanik75

    mekanik75 Well-Known Member

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    numbers match

    Yes, all the numbers match. You can almost see all three numbers in the pic. B1869. From what I understand, this means it was in the second run of 10,000 from the factory. I haven't found anyone to confirm the actual date of manufacture, yet, but several guys on different forums said this is definitely pre-1898. Apparently factory changed its name from Loewe to DWM in Jan 1898.
     
  15. mekanik75

    mekanik75 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Mr. Chitlin. I think this should move to the auction page.
     
  16. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

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    I need a closing date for the auction. I will edit the title.

    Also, if you have a minimum price you want, please PM it to me.
     
  17. Thenarwhal

    Thenarwhal Well-Known Member

    $110. One hundred ten.
     
  18. jwr

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  19. jmorris

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