Argentine 1891 Long Rifle

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steamer wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:04 am
Great find - classic Mauser long rifles are works of art.
The ammo here is about $0.75 / round (USD) - how is the availability / affordability in your area?
Factory ammo is normally PPU around $1.05 USD can be a little more.
Availability is hot and cold, I managed to buy 6 boxes which gives me enough
cases to reload for now.

Its easier to buy PPU cases than factory loaded.
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steamer wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:15 am
Now you need to find one of these - snagged this a couple of years ago to go with mine. Happy hunting.
You can't have the rifle without the bayonet.

I snagged one a while back but its in storage at the moment so no pics as yet.

They are quite stunning bayonets
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indy1919a4 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:24 am
To add to that ammo question, do you guys get much surplus ammo or is it new manufactured ammo... ??? And does PPU brand sell down there...???
There is limited surplus ammo but the majority is factory.

PPU is the most common for the military calibres for factory loads.
For the military calibres, reloading is very popular, new brass is
reasonably easy to find for most popular calibres.
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vandle wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:58 pm
You can't have the rifle without the bayonet.
Agreed!! Glad you found a bayonet too.

Yes, PPU is mostly what is available here also. Hope they don't stop making it - I should stock up on that.

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Vandle,

Your new rifle inspired me to shoot my old Mauser Argentino. My old rifle seems to like .313 diameter cast bullets.
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Cattus Borealis wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Vandle,

Your new rifle inspired me to shoot my old Mauser Argentino. My old rifle seems to like .313 diameter cast bullets.FB_IMG_1531791317925.jpg
Glad I was able to help :D

I have alot of FMJs to shoot off first.

I may try some cast bullets down the track
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