The 1891 Mauser is a very classic rifle that was introduced in the late 19th century. It has been used by militaries ever since and is available in different calibers. While it is most commonly found in 7.92x57mm, there are also variations in 8.3mm and 9.3mm. However, the 1891 Mauser sights can be confusing for the novice shooter. It is best to understand how to use these sights before shooting with one.
Firstly, you need to check the 1891 Mauser sight’s alignment by eye level. Once you are sure of its alignment, fire the rifle at a target. Check if the bullet impacts properly and the bore sight is aligned with the target. If the bullet is not hitting the target, then the 1891 Mauser sight is not aligned. To ensure this, you should clean the sight regularly.
The 1891 Mauser comes with a windage knob on the side of the receiver. This knob adjusts the point of impact. The knob is secured by a set screw. To adjust the windage knob, first loosen the set screw, then turn it to the desired direction. For instance, turning the knob to the right will cause the bullet to impact to the right. Next, tighten the set screw.
This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of Shooting Illustrated. You can subscribe to this NRA member magazine here. It can be a valuable reference tool for gun owners. It will give you a better understanding of the 1891 Mauser and make your shooting experience much more enjoyable.
If you are looking for a rear sight that will fit your 1891 Mauser, then you can get one of the many Mauser sights available. These sights will be a great fit on the Mauser, since they fit on the base. They also have a 5.26mm dovetail.
Argentine Mausers are rare. The Argentine version is slightly modified from the Belgian one. As a result, the Argentine Mauser is a very accurate weapon. It can also shoot extremely fast. Depending on the type of ammunition used, it can deliver up to 550 fps.