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Video: Argentine Mausers

Argentina was an early adopter of the Mauser system, building the 1891 to fire the Argentine-specific 7.65 x 53 mm cartridge. As a result of Argentina's neutral position during World War I and much of World War II, most of the rifles remained unused, eventually being imported by the thousands into the U.S. by Interarms. Watch this “I Have This Old Gun” segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV to see why the Argentine Mausers were on the cutting edge of military rifle design before the turn of the 20th century.

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