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    I think I may have found something that's actually rare.

    I have found a Peruvianicon M91 (Argentine) carbine. DWM manufacture.
    I think it qualifies as 'rare', as anything I look up concerning 'Peruvian M91 carbine' comes back as the Argentine M91 rifles sold to Peru in 1901 and were cut down from those for the Peruvian navy. All images I find and all info I can muster shows these 'carbines' with the 'lange vizier' rear sight.
    I have not found ONE photo of this type of Peruvian/Argentine M91 carbine..yet here one is. Receiver, barrel, and number on the buttstock match. Bolt does not (par for the course with these, as I understand Peru stored rifles and bolts seperately)
    Has anyone at all seen a Peruvian '91 carbine like this?
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    Yes, I agree that is a rarity. No hint of it in Ball. So until someone comes up with a better solution, I suggest that it is an originally Argentine 1891 carbine that was acquired by Peru, and either had the Argentine-marked system housing replaced by a Peruvianicon one or had the crest ground off and restamped with the Peruvian crest.

    Perhaps a trial made before the Peruvians decide to cut down their 1891 long rifles instead? In which case it might be not just a rarity, but actually unique.

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    The Lange Vizier sight signifies the barrel was replaced on Peruvianicon Mausers, it was not how they originally started. This one might have just had a good enough barrel not to be replaced.

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    Awesome find. looks to be in great condition as well.

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