ANTIQUE. Item in Twin Bridges, I can meet on the way to Bozeman or Butte. Willing to SHIP to other STATES for $ 79 (ship + Insurance+ signature + etc).
ORIGINAL ARGENTINE Loewe Berlin 1891 GERMAN Mod 88 Commission Infantry Rifle (29″ barrel)with BRITISH Proofs, Imperial German and REGIMENTAL markings; ALL MATCHING in correct military configuration, no import marked, NO”S” marked on receiver, NO notch on receiver. Cal 7.9MM.
Condition: The rifle is in very good shape for the age and everything it has gone through. This Rifle with the same “LOEWE BERLIN 1891” receiver marking without a notch is featured in the Argentine Mauser book by C Webster. Besides the Regimental and proper Imperial German Markings, it has the Crown British and Nitro proof markings on receiver, barrel and bolt handle. I wish I know the story on this one; I bet is quite interesting!!! I have never seen a Commission 88 receiver without the notch, so it makes it a UNIQUE piece. It does have however a “Crown V” marking. Beautiful Berlin 1891 Crest on receiver ring. QUITE UNSUSUAL to find ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, including receiver, barrel, bolt (handle and small parts), floor plate magazine, barrel bands, action screws, front and rear sight and wood stock. Original medal bluing with loss, wear, discoloration, fading, thinning silver-gray with toning aging spots mix with very even pleasing patina, handling marks/scratches. NO dents on the sleeve. Unfortunately there is pitting along the woodline on receiver and sleeve. Buttplate with small areas of old oxidation- aging spots, toning patina with usual handling marks-scratches. Regimental marked “3. P. 2.82. on the barrel band. Rifle includes original cleaning rod. Original finish Woodstock is rich dark brown, solid European walnut with detailed CRISP beautiful cartouches, with NO cracks, NO Chips, NO repairs, it has bruises, shallow dings, dents, scratches-handling marks throughout. Action appearing mechanically in fine working condition. Bore for this aged rifle is very good, smooth with very good rifling.