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Argentine 1909 Rifle / Re: 7.65 Arg
« on: December 13, 2014, 04:10:52 PM »
   Ya! I'm pretty sure this one lost it's "C&R" virginity some time ago, but I can't decide
whether to mess with it any more. DWM-style blue/black would be wonderful if it could
be done without degrading the crest and other markings.  Advice? 

Argentine 1909 Rifle / Re: 7.65 Arg
« on: September 30, 2014, 05:56:09 PM »
   Yippeee!! I found a beauty; clean stock, shiny bore, matching numbers everywhere!
   However, the parts that should be dark blue/black are a dull, flat gray that I have
never seen on an old Mauser. Looks like a cheap "parker". Can this be original? Really?
Say it ain't so.
   Any comments re:this finish or re-bluing will be appreciated. Thanks, Kirk

General Mauser Rifle Questions / Re: Mauser accurate enough for coyote?
« on: December 27, 2013, 10:58:21 PM »
   PRACTICE!!! is the only way to determine what that particular gun can do, and it will
only do what the shooter is capable of getting from it. If all you can get is "5-7 moa", you
should probably call it a truce and let the 'yote go instead of just crippling it.

Argentine 1909 Rifle / Re: 7.65 Arg
« on: September 09, 2013, 11:56:15 PM »
    If yours is original equipment, and has not been rechambered/rebarreled, it should
eat 7.65x53mm Mauser, AKA Argentine, AKA Belgian. The only factory loads I have
found are, or were, made by Norma. I have been forming brass from 8x57 Mauser
brass in one step and trimming. Neck and shoulder annealing can help. Bores can
vary from .310 to .313 and should be checked. I have been running .311s through
mine with excellent results.

General Mauser Pistol Questions / Re: Mauser 1910 1914
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:12:16 PM »
    What's wrong with the gunsmith you already have?

   WOW! I don't think I have ever heard anyone brag about not cleaning guns,
but I agree. Some who clean more than shoot put unnecessary wear on their
bores. However, I am also fortunate to live in a relatively dry climate.
    As to storage, I prefer to keep them in a handy corner of each room with
several rounds in the magazine. I have never understood why anyone should
have to lock up a gun and lock up the ammo in a separate place. That would
render a gun almost useless.

Argentine 1909 Rifle / Re: Floorplate latch for Mauser 1909
« on: May 30, 2013, 12:52:57 AM »
    Try and click on "gun parts". Some new but most used.
It's like the garage-sale-from-heaven for parts. I just went there and saw a
"magazine latch and spring" offered for $5.95. That may or may not be what
you need, but it's worth a look. I have bought items a couple times through
that site and have been pleased with what I have found.
                                Happy hunting!

Argentine 1909 Rifle / 7.65 Arg
« on: May 05, 2013, 07:20:36 PM »
    I have not seen an '09 Argentine, but the pictures sure look pretty. I am a big fan of the cartridge. I have a '91 DWM in 98% pristine condition. The fit and finish is impeccable.
    Ammo is hard to find and expensive when you do, but I have found that brass is easily formed from 8mm cases. I have harvested several deer and an elk with this gun.
    The upside of the '09 is that it is built on the classic '98 action. If I found one in good condition I would love to make it mine.

General Mauser Rifle Questions / saving the Swede
« on: May 04, 2013, 01:06:24 PM »
   Hello all,
   I recently purchased a Carl Gustafs M96 stamped 1900. It is almost entirely
intact with matching numbers on at least 12 separate parts. The stock disc
indicates a tight bore (6.51) in #1 condition, but of course that was many years ago and it has been messed with. The receiver has been drilled and tapped for modern sporter scope mounts  :-\  and the bolt handle is turned down. Whoever did the bolt handle did a nice job.
   Also, several parts (barrel bands and springs, trigger guard and floorplate, rear hand guard ring, sling swivel, and buttplate) are nickel plated. I don't think this is original, and if not I would like to return it to it's original look.
   Original or not, the plating is deteriorated and I need to do something to
clean it up. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

    I was just guessing Swedish 94 or 96 based on cb1974's request
for a source of 6.5x55 ammo.

    From my limited experience, I'm gonna guess you have a 6.5x55 Swedish
mauser M96 built in Germany in 1900. Before the Swedes had their production
lines established, they farmed out production to German factories but on the
terms that they used Swedish specs and Swedish steel.
    The true value of this weapon is that you have it in your collection. It is
a keeper!

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