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Argentine 1891 Rifle / Re: argentine carbine bolt
« on: July 29, 2017, 10:32:32 PM »
Glad you were able to get something sorted.

Unfortunately I am in Australia and importing gun parts from the US is a nightmare.
Even if I can physically do it the paperwork alone costs about $400.
I keep trolling the local gun shows in the hope of finding something.

All the best,


Argentine 1891 Rifle / Re: argentine carbine bolt
« on: July 29, 2017, 01:13:26 AM »
From all I have read it is exactly the same except for the bent handle with all the same internals.

I've been looking for one for some time so if you have a spare please let me know.

Don't forget you will need to have a gunsmith headspace any new bolt you fit.

Good luck,


Argentine 1891 Rifle / Argentine Bolt
« on: May 21, 2017, 12:12:46 AM »
Can anyone supply a photo of the bolt for a 1891 Argentine please.

Dimensions would be helpful too. I'm trying to source a bolt and would like to have the basics to
identify the correct one out of the boxes full of un-identified bolts I see at local gun shows.

Thanks in advance


Argentine 1891 Rifle / Re: Just bought an Argentine 1891
« on: April 18, 2017, 12:43:20 AM »
I'll answer my own question. From what I can tell looking at all and any Mauser info on interweb the bolt is from a K98.

Argentine 1891 Rifle / Just bought an Argentine 1891
« on: March 19, 2017, 10:38:38 PM »
I bought it at a country gun show its my first Mauser and I'm very please with it.

I'm no expert but I would consider the general condition 'good' It even has the Argentine crest !
Made by Loewe and Co it is serial number A3521 so it should have been made in 1891.

I do have a question about the bolt, it fits as far as the extractor but then a 'tongue' on the same side as the straight handle
has no where to slide into and that's as far as it goes. The serial number on the bolt is F1580. The dealer I bought the gun from admitted to me it was the incorrect bolt and I have found an on-line supplier of the correct item so that isn't a major problem.
I would really like to know what rifle the bolt may be from. Its definitely a Mauser, complete with MB proof stamp but did the action change so much between A & F numbers?

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