Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

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Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by inthe10ring on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:40 pm

Can anyone tell me anything about this "sporterized" Mauser? Has it been modified too much to shoot in the vintage rifle matches? In addition to the visual changes, it has been chambered for .30-06.


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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by M1GarandFan on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:00 pm

You can shoot it in the Vintage match at Magnolia. I have an Argentine Mauser myself (the carbine version that shoots the 7.65X53 Argentine round - very similar to a .308 but the bullet is the same as a .303).

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by Tree of Liberty on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:42 pm

I can tell you that the Argentine Mausers are some of the finest Mausers made (along with the Germans). The bolts on those are quite smooth.


Even though some prefer the non-sporter old military rifles....i say, EXCELLENT addition to your collection. Beautiful Mauser there. Great piece of history.


also, have you shot her yet? sometimes rounds shot out of sporterized military rifle models (of all kinds) "tumble" when they have been rechambered. JUST CURIOUS. you probably wont have this issue.

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by inthe10ring on Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:38 am

Thanks for all the info. The rifle was my grandfather's. It has been around 30 years since I have shot it, so I can't recall how accurate it is. I'll give it a try, soon.


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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by inthe10ring on Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:18 am

One more question...any recommendations on ammo? Is there ammo that I should avoid (e.g., too high pressure, etc.)?

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by PhillipM on Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:09 am

Tree of Liberty wrote:I can tell you that the Argentine Mausers are some of the finest Mausers made (along with the Germans). The bolts on those are quite smooth.


Even though some prefer the non-sporter old military rifles....i say, EXCELLENT addition to your collection. Beautiful Mauser there. Great piece of history.


also, have you shot her yet? sometimes rounds shot out of sporterized military rifle models (of all kinds) "tumble" when they have been rechambered. JUST CURIOUS. you probably wont have this issue.

It surely wouldn't shoot well if the conversion consisted of a .30-06 chamber reamer job and not a .30 caliber barrel!

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by Tree of Liberty on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:18 pm

[quote=It surely wouldn't shoot well if the conversion consisted of a .30-06 chamber reamer job and not a .30 caliber barrel![/quote]


thats right at what I was thinkin.

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by Doug Bowser on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:23 pm

reload with .311-.312" bullets ad it should shoot OK. You would have to change the expander ball in your sizing die to one for a .303 British.

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by Scharfschütze on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:50 pm

Tree of Liberty wrote:I can tell you that the Argentine Mausers are some of the finest Mausers made (along with the Germans). The bolts on those are quite smooth.

The "Argentine" Mausers are German; made in Germany for Argentina. That one was made by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (German firearms and munition factory) in Berlin.
I would have a gunsmith check the headspace and barrel before firing.

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by walkiahgunman on Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:54 pm

Doug Bowser wrote:reload with .311-.312" bullets ad it should shoot OK. You would have to change the expander ball in your sizing die to one for a .303 British.

lowcrawlr did this with his 7.7Jap rechambered to 30-'06 and it was a tack driver.

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by krunnels on Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:26 pm

A quick casting of the chamber and slugging of the barrel sounds to be in order.

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by inthe10ring on Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:03 pm

The rifle was shot for years using .30-06 rounds, with no problems noted. Still sounds like a good idea to get a gunsmith to look at it.

Does anyone have an idea of the value of the rifle, as is?

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by Doug Bowser on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:23 pm

Scharfschütze wrote:
Tree of Liberty wrote:I can tell you that the Argentine Mausers are some of the finest Mausers made (along with the Germans). The bolts on those are quite smooth.

The "Argentine" Mausers are German; made in Germany for Argentina. That one was made by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (German firearms and munition factory) in Berlin.
I would have a gunsmith check the headspace and barrel before firing.

Some of the 98 mausers used by Argentina were made there by Rosario Arsenal. They are rough as a cob compared to the DWM version.

Doug

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Re: Modelo Argentino Mauser 1909

Post by rdj94a on Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:34 am

I have always had good experience with the DWM version as is or in a rebuild.

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