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Old March 16, 2005, 05:05 AM   #1
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Prototype Mauser with Mannlicher type magazine?

Anyone seen one of these before?
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Old March 16, 2005, 11:10 AM   #2
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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.
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Old March 16, 2005, 11:20 AM   #3
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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?
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Old March 17, 2005, 02:54 AM   #4
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You're right, it does.
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