I purchased the rifle as military surplus from a dealer approximately 50 years ago and have not fired it. Cartridge: 7.65x53mm (a caliber now known as "7.65 Argentine"). 29 1/2" barrel. Overall, very nice condition with elegant styling. It has been called the "Last Antique Rifle" (because of its 1891 year of manufacture).
Handsome hardwood stock and handguard with a few minor dings and compressions from light use and long storage; straight grip. Atrear, bottom heel on end of buttstock, by buttplate, are some indentations. Matching serial numbers on all marked metal and wood parts, including cleaning rod tip! Rich blue finish on the metal (estimated 97%; not 100% due to crest removal's effect on bluing); receiver ring crest has been removed (where there is normal discoloration of the finish), as was typical for the M91s removed from military service. Bore is bright with excellent, sharp rifling; appears to be no pitting or rust.
Includes correct silver-colored Argentine Mauser bayonet with highly-polished blade, in excellent condition, with no pitting or rust on the blade; blued scabbard in excellent condition with no pitting or rust; on one side of the bayonet is stamped "MODELO ARGENTINO 1891", "U4418); the other side is stamped "WLYERSBERG KIRSHCBAUM & Co. SOLINGEN"; the grooved, pinned handle grip panels appear to be made from aluminum or other alloy; light pitting on one side of the handguard, near the ball-shaped end. Blued steel, mildly-crescent-shaped buttplate. Has modern leather, non-Mauser, commercial hunting sling, in excellent condition, made by Hunter and is installed on the 2 sling swivels.
Stamped inscription on left side of receiver: "MAUSER MODEL ARGENTINO 1891"; DEUTSCHE WAFFEN-UND MUNITIONS FABRIKEN. BERLIN" on receiver's right side, the serial number T6753 is stamped. Has flip-up, tangent adjustable rear sight that is graduated for elevation clicks by squeezing sides of spring-loaded sliding sight. The receiver bolt raceways appear to have little or no wear as do the blued magazine follower, cartridge feed ramp, and bolt, which has only slight burnishing, possibly just from working the action, but not firing...thus, it appears possible that this rifle has not been fired (except in factory test firing) or may have been fired very little, post-factory. The highly-polished bolt handle is in perfect condition. The trigger pull is very positive and crisp. In my opinion, for a rifle that is 121 years old, it is in remarkably fine condition and would make an impressive addition to especially a Mauser collection.
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Please send payment in form of U.S. Postal money order because I can cash it which will enable instant posting when I make the bank deposit; thus, I can ship the gun fast to your FFL dealer, usually same or next day after payment is received. I will a need copy of your dealer's federal firearms license (FFL) either emailed to me, or included with your payment, or faxed (or emailed) to my FFL dealer. Thanks.