Some years ago while scouring local Flea markets I found an ammo can full of vintage ammunition for sale. Inside were a few interesting pieces such as a stripper clip full of 8mm Lebel, half moon clips with war dated .45 ACP, some vintage commercial .30 '06 Government, a couple of hundred rounds of some vintage military surplus ammo and about 100 Mauser stripper clips. The seller wanted $20.00, I offered $15.00 and the deal was made. Most of the two hundred rounds had a FMMAP head stamp which I later found out stood for Fabrica Militar de Municion de Armas Portatiles, the Argentinian ammunition manufacturer and the ammunition was 7.65 X 53 Argentine. This piqued my curiosity so I looked up what rifles were chambered for this round which logically took me to the various models of the Argentine Mauser. I was immediately attracted to the beautiful and sleek lines of the Model 1891 which truly is a work of art. so, of course, I had to have one. Luckily, I found one in excellent condition with only a couple of dings in the gorgeous wood stock and bonus!, it came with its original matching cleaning rod and a brass muzzle/front sight protector. It alsocame with a leather sling but I have no idea if it's original or not..