Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
roshraj, rwilmeth, Huntsend24, DR@ke, statencreek
61995 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 81833
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44191
BOBO the Clown 42272
BMD 40617
bill oxner 38677
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34380
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31250
facebook
Forum Stats
61995 Members
46 Forums
430186 Topics
5930347 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5443504 - 11/25/14 08:39 PM Argentine Mauser Caliber Identification
TCB Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1675
Loc: Denton, TX
Need help from the THF experts. My Dad got his hand on this this old Argentine 1891 Mauser but it's not stamped with a caliber. The best we can determine is that it's probably a 7x57 based on a .284 bullet fitting slightly loose in the barrel. It's definitely not a .30 caliber but we're not 100% what it is.

Below are the only markings on the gun.


_________________________

Top
#5443524 - 11/25/14 08:44 PM Re: Argentine Mauser Caliber Identification [Re: TCB]
kmon1 Offline
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21542
Loc: Texas
Fitting loosely in the barrel to me says it is not a 7X57. The Argentine mausers I have seen are 7.65 Argentine caliber. But best bet is to have a good gunsmith check it out
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#5443593 - 11/25/14 09:09 PM Re: Argentine Mauser Caliber Identification [Re: TCB]
10ring Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 840
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
X2 on 7.65 Argentine also Called 7.65x53.
This would be my guess but certainly having a chamber casting made and getting it checked would be best.
I have a sporterized 1891 Argentine chambered in this caliber and it is a joy to shoot. As for bullet size I reload it with .312 caliber Hornady's

Top
#5446024 - 11/27/14 11:33 AM Re: Argentine Mauser Caliber Identification [Re: TCB]
thedoveshooter Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/02/10
Posts: 1205
Loc: Tomball, TX
It SHOULD be 7.62x53mm. But, many of these were converted to more American calibers. I'd get it checked to be safe. If its full military and no modifications, its probably still its original caliber.
_________________________
Fightin Texas Aggie Class of 2009


Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide