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Had a good weekend at the local gunshow,added 2 more 1891's to the collection.A nice all matching Engineers carbine and another long rifle,all matching #'s also. The long rifle is in good shape but unlike my other one has actually seen some use,has been repaired by the Argentine's years ago,has 1 of the arsenal round thru bolts thru the wrist and stock has been sanded some. Also the short handguard has been replaced with a long that matchs in color and finish.
Question on the way the mag is retained,all my others have a screw at the front of the trigger guard that locks the mag in place,this one does not,never had one,no hole for one,mag can be removed by pushing in a pin in the front of the trigger bow.Any idea as to why this one is different,it is a fairly early serial #D56xx.
 

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aaron10,thanks for the information,I thought it may be because the rifle was early production.You are dead on about the extractor also,had never noticed but it is dead center.Paid 160.00 for the rifle,all matching #'s,hard to turn down at that price.
Is there a good book that explains all the small changes in production for these rifles? I am starting to get a decent 1891 collection going,have a early long rifle,late long rifle,cavalry carbine and engineers carbine,all are really well made beautifull rifles.Now just need to find a matching long rifle with it's crest intact.
 
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