LUDWIG LOEWE Antique ARGENTINE CONTRACT M1891 7.65mm MAUSER Rifle
Late 19th Century Mauser Export to ARGENTINA
Here we present an antique Ludwig Loewe Argentine Contract Model 1891 Bolt Action Mauser Rifle made circa 1893 in Berlin, Germany. This example is one of the many “export” rifles made for foreign governments, all based on the Mauser Model 1889.
After the Mauser brothers finished work on the Model 71/84 for Germany in 1880, the design team focused their efforts on creating a small caliber repeating rifle that used smokeless powder. Because of setbacks brought on by Wilhelm Mauser’s death, they failed to have the design completed by 1882, and the German Rifle Test Commission, or the Gewehr-Prüfungskommission was formed. The commission preferred to create their own design, which was what would become the Gewehr 1888, often called the “Commission Rifle”.
In 1886, the Argentine Small Arms Commission contacted Mauser to replace their own Model 1871s. Since they wished to keep retraining of their armed forces to a minimum, they went for the Mauser Model 1891. As with other early Mausers, most such arms were made by the Ludwig Loewe company, who in 1896 joined with other manufactures to form Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, more commonly referred to as DWM.
The overall condition is fine. Argentine crest has been removed. Original high-quality blue finish. The numbers match throughout. The action is excellent. The bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling. The stock is solid and in great shape. These are some of the highest quality Mauser military rifles!
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Barrel is 29 inches.
Caliber: 7.65x53mm Argentine
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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