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1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« on: April 09, 2009, 11:21:48 AM »
I ran across a Mauser at our local gun store marked "MAUSER MODELO ARGENTINO 1891/ MANUFACTURA LOEWE BERLIN" the thing is "mint" with beautiful bluing and what looks to be a maple stock, all matching numbers, but does have a Lyman rear sight. They want $225 for it and I was wondering the worth. I did find one on oldguns.net listed for $725, could it be worth that? anyone have one? Thanks SB
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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 11:40:15 AM »
I here they are great shooters.
I have A few hundred rounds that was given too me by accident I was
told it was 54r ammo. I looked into A Argentina and they seem to be hard to find and $$.
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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 11:50:23 AM »
Ammo seems to be the biggest drawback  (maybe you guys could work out a deal  :lol:)

The 1909 Argentines seem to be the really prized models
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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 11:59:12 AM »
Ammo is about 150.00 per 500.
 They are fine rifles. I have not shot mine i years but did enjoy the accuracy. The short rifle is a hoot to shoot at night big muzzle blast.
 The price sounds a little below retail, so that sounds like a deal to me. I would not sell one of mine for that.

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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 12:03:19 PM »
If you pick it up let me know.
I will gladly unload the ammo its FN brass cased surplus Looks pretty old.
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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 12:15:15 PM »
Thanks guys, I'm thinking it has been sporterized, with the sights and the beautiful bluing. I'm sure it's not a military finish, just too nice.
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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 07:29:24 PM »
the finish in normal for the Argy I have had a few and love the workmanship

the rifles I had where very accurate with quality ammo the surplus ammo was also accurate

the collectors value has been ruined by the addition of the peep sight

does it have the long stock with hand gaurd in place

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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 10:02:28 PM »
Yes on the stock and hand guard and beautiful, besides the rear Lyman sight it has a front site that is long and tappers to the rear, probably not original either.

also the rear site isn't a peep sight, open site with thumb adjustment screws for side to side (what ever that's called)
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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 10:08:25 AM »
FWIW

Midway USA has Prvi Partizan 180 gr sp in stock for $14.99 per 20
This is a heavy round and the brass is very reloadable.

I have had one for years, performance is close to a 308

Great rifles, but must agree that the 1909 model is nicer

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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 04:13:07 PM »
I have 1891 Argentina Mauser stamped numbers P0326 any one know what its worth

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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2009, 08:33:33 PM »
I have a 1895 Chilian and I want a Argentine to give it company. I love the 1891 Argentina.
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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2009, 11:22:19 AM »
I've got a mildly sportered '91 Argy that my dad was going to use for deer hunting about 50 years ago.  He never did because my uncle gave him a sportered M1903 (which I also have).  I've put 10 rounds through it and it's incredibly accurate.  Ammo's out there, but it's a little expensive.

I suppose that one of these days, I'll get a set of dies and load my own.  It's definitely a hoot to shoot.


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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2009, 05:57:02 PM »
If you pick it up let me know.
I will gladly unload the ammo its FN brass cased surplus Looks pretty old.
Is that a person specific offer? I just got a Modelo 1891 Argentine myself & need amo for her. How much $$?
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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2009, 03:44:26 PM »
Since no one has mentioned it, the fact that it's marked "Loewe", as opposed to "DWM", means that it was manufactured prior to 1899.  I forget the year that the name changed - maybe someone else can recall.  So, it's not a C&R, it's an "antique", which means no license or transfer of any sort is required by ATF.  Of course, not all gun shops (& probably no pawn shops) know this or even cares for that matter. 
Pretty much takes a dealer that likes to cater to the collector as well as the hunter/target shooter.

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Re: 1891 Argentina Mauser worth?
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2009, 07:27:02 AM »
Paid $35.00 for mine about 27 about years ago but somebody shortened it still shoots fine..
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