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10-24-2007, 11:03 PM
Also found at the Estate sale. It has no markings on the reciever other than the cer# and another # on the other side of the reciever. Were some of these never marked not even with the maker? And It wasn't scrubed. The bolt also has no markings. The only stamps are a few of the "shaking hands" like on my Arges.
10-24-2007, 11:56 PM
That's neat! I sure would have taken it (of course I haven't seen a gun at a yard sale or estate sale that I wouldn't take :) )
10-25-2007, 05:30 AM
It started life with an Argentine crest, as a long-rifle.
When sold to Peru, the Argentines required that the Argentine crests be scrubbed.
It's been cut down into a "short-rifle", and the Lange-Viser rear sight was added circa 1912.
10-25-2007, 08:37 AM
Thats what I thought but there are no sighns of scrubbing.I used a strait edge and micrometer and there is no metal missing. I have a scrubed Arge. and you can tell the diffrence.It was just never stamped on top or the side. I'll bring it to the TMCS Thanksgiving weekend and see what the experts think.
10-26-2007, 07:38 AM
Via Webster's "Argentine Mauser Rifles 1871-1959" Argentina ceded 16,000 rifles which half were unassembled lots of part to Peru. They were returned to Germany where the Arg. crest was removed and the Peru crest was stamped. Several rifles have been found that had no crest. The Lange-Vizie sight was used because of the improved spitzer bullets.
Hope this helps.
(should have bought that rifle, I had it in my hand and IDed it and still let it go!)
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