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According to Webster's "Argentine Mausers", all of the German and Argentine manufactured 1909's had receivers in the white. The exception were some long rifles and engineer carbines converted in Argentina to snipers which had the receivers blued to reduce visibility. That said, there are many carbines, both cavalry and engineers in the US with blued receivers, presumably done at some point in Argentina. Some time ago I bought a DWM Cavalry carbine online with a bright receiver only to find when I disassembled it that it had been buffed back to white but retained the bluing below the wood line. An Engineers carbine is definitely on my wish list.

On the other questions, I've never seen an Argentine Mauser with a number on the barrel end. I suspect the loose ejector box is either a broken or worn out spring, which should be available somewhere.
 
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