Scarce Mauser Argentine M1891 Cavalry Carbine
Mauser Argentine Model 1891 cavalry carbine. Marked “Mauser Modelo Argentino 1891., Manufactura Loewe Berlin” on left side of receiver, has a crisp Argentine crest at top of the receiver, chambered in 7.65x53mm Argentine Mauser, 17.7″ barrel. This was built as a military carbine–it is not a cut-down rifle. It is still in its original configuration. Matching serial number A368X on barrel, receiver, and magazine. Bolt has a mis-matched serial number with a C-prefix. (That is typical.) Possibly reblued. Bluing is all quite nice except for one blotch on the buttplate. Stock and handguard have been nicely refinished, and have just a few very light handling marks. Two neatly filled sling swivel holes at the bottom of the buttstock. Bore is very nice, with sharp rifling, and just a bit grayed. These are hard to find in this condition, with an intact crest! This handy length and lightweight carbine should make a great deer-class practical shooter.