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Sometimes ya gotta dig a little harder!

Big Al1Big Al1 Posts: 8,813 Senior Member
edited March 18 in General Firearms #1
So I'm at my favorite LGS today and find this little gem hidden along the back wall!

Haven't seen an Argentine Carbine this nice in years!! Perfect bore, too!!


  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Posts: 14,847 Senior Member
    What is going on with the rear stock, two tone repair?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 5,410 Senior Member
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in that good shape ever!  Wow 😱

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • Big Al1Big Al1 Posts: 8,813 Senior Member
    Has a piece spliced in, don't know if it was made that way or a repair, but it looks original. Ariska stocks were made that way to conserve wood.
  • FreezerFreezer Posts: 2,753 Senior Member
    That is a nice pick-up! 7.65 is a fun cartridge to shoot but really expensive. You'll save a lot hand loading for that rifle.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 5,410 Senior Member
    I haven’t found the brass I promised you yet.  Might have to wait till I pack for the move, but I think I have Argentine ammo for that gun too.  If I do I’ll send it together.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • Big Al1Big Al1 Posts: 8,813 Senior Member
    edited March 18 #7
    I also have a 1909 Argentine rifle, so I've a good stash of ammo and components!

    My BIL can use the .40-65 brass if you find it. He has a High Wall in 40-65 he shoots at the Quigly Shoot every year,  and shoots his more than I do mine!

    After a little more research that's an engineers carbine. They were converted in the early 1930's. The black section on the buttstock was a common arsenal repair for a  busted/cracked toe!
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,568 Senior Member
    Nice find AL.
    Your Phillips prop rod threw me off for a minute.
    Not knowing Mausers well lol
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,758 Senior Member
    Your finds, never cease to amaze me.
    I have been through most of the local shops and finds lots of old junk for lots of dollars
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Posts: 8,813 Senior Member
    Got the little carbine to the range and it's a fun gun! I loaded up some plinker loads, 10 grains of Unique with 174 grain Spitzer, just in case the factory stuff was to potent! Had a good muzzle jump with the factory stuff but the recoil was not bad. Sights must be zeroed for 250 yards 'cause I never hit the target!! Switched to my reloads and I almost had holes touching groups at POA! I'll save the factory stuff for the '09 rifle!
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 5,410 Senior Member
    Good going!

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

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