View Full Version : Prototype Mauser with Mannlicher type magazine?

March 16, 2005, 05:05 AM
Anyone seen one of these before?


Mike Irwin
March 16, 2005, 11:10 AM
Doesn't look like a Mannlicher magazine to me. It looks like the standard, 5-shot vertical column magazine that was used on the 7.65x53 Argentine Mausers.

Jim Watson
March 16, 2005, 11:20 AM
The action and magazine came out in 1889 for Belgian service. Note mention of Belgian proofmarks. There was a good general article on Belgian Mausers in American Rifleman a while back. Taking an Argentine bayonet might be a red herring. They may not have had the details finalized by carbine no 9. After 116 years, who knows?

March 17, 2005, 02:54 AM

You're right, it does.