SOLD FOR: $1595.01
Make: Deutsche Waffen Munitionsfabriken (DWM), Berlin Germany. Argentine Contract
Serial Number: B9479
Year of Manufacture: 1910. See page 179 of Colin Webster’s book, Argentine Mauser Rifles 1871-1959.
Caliber: 7.65x53mm (7.65 Argentine)
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the left side of the barrel reads “765”.
The top of the receiver is marked with the Argentinean crest. The left side of the receiver is marked “MAUSER MODELO / ARGENTINO 1909” and “DEUTSCHE WAFFEN-UND / MUNITIONSFABRIKEN BERLIN”. The right side of the receiver, the right side of the stock ahead of the trough bolt, bolt handle, cleaning rod, and bottom metal are all marked with the serial number. Most of the metal parts are marked with Argentine stampings. The extractor and rear sight are marked with an anchor. Many of the screws are marked with “asterisks”. Most of the remaining metal parts are marked with small Argentine stamps. The right side of the buttstock is marked with the Argentine crest. The underside of the grip is marked “AG in a shield”. The top handguard and underside of the butt are marked with an “oval” containing “sun / RA”. The wood is marked with other small stampings. The bottom of the forearm, next to the sling loop, is marked “A / 6”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 29 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set atop a ramped base. The rear sight is a “V” notched sliding elevator marked from “3-20”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two-piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose cap with bayonet lug, hole for the included cleaning rod, barrel band, two sling loops, through bolt, and a metal butt plate. The buttplate shows scratches and light surface erosion. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. many have damaged small portions of the surface wood. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue. Receiver in the White
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The muzzle area is light gray. The grooves are semi bright and the rifling is deep. There is frosting at the muzzle. There is fouling and intermittent light erosion in the groves. The fouling should clean up some.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes & scratches as well as a few small spots of oxidation. The receiver shows some light surface erosion. The underside of the bolt handle shows cleaned surface erosion. The screw heads show heavy use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Model 1909 Argentinian Mauser was made back in 1910 by Deutsche Waffen Munitionsfabriken (DWM) of Germany. It is in great shape for being over 100 years old and has nice markings on the metal & wood. The markings include matching numbers on the receiver, stock, bolt, bottom metal and cleaning rod. This is a good looking rifle that can still put lots of lead on to steel. Good luck.