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Item #40827

Argentine Model 1891 Rifle by Loewe

  • Maker: Mauser
  • Model: 1891
  • Caliber: 7.65mm

  • Description: Serial #E8167, 7.65mm Argentine, 29" barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This is a "scrubbed" rifle that has had the national crest removed from the receiver prior to export but the remainder of the metal has most of the original blue remaining, with very little evident wear, although there is a small amount of silvering along the high edges. All numbers match (including the cleaning rod and stock) and the bolt has its original armory bright finish while the latch retains most of the original nitre bluing. The walnut stock has a few minor handling blemishes and small bruises scattered about the original military oil finish with crisp Argentine cartouche on the right side of the butt. "Scrubbed" rifles like this were supplied to Paraguay for use against Bolivia during the ruinous Chaco War of 1932-1935 (despite Argentina's declared neutrality) in order to secure oil rights in the contested region. This is an excellent example, and would make a great addition to any collection. Antique