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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 / 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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