Ludwig Loewe

A pre-1899 Ludwig Loewe Sporter chambered in 7x57mm Mauser in what appears to be a Reinhart Fajen Monte Carlo style American walnut stock. This rifle was reworked by a professional gunsmith into a very nice sportier rifle. It has a Shilen match-grade tapered barrel, a Timney trigger, and the desirable Timney rocker-style quiet safety. The bolt was professionally recontoured.  The scope mounting and rebluing were both very nicely done. The scope base is Leupold style, and standard 1″ scope rings are installed, ready for your choice of scope. Has a  white line recoil pad. The Chilean Contract serial number F509X indicates that the rifle was made circa 1896. The bore looks very low mileage.  The stock is in wonderful shape, with just a few handling marks. It has had standard detachable sling swivel studs installed. Obviously, someone poured money into turning this into a quite nice deer-hunting sporter, using top-quality components. (NGEL-241)

$68.00 (PRE-1965)

A dandy-looking scoped Ludwig Loewe Chilean contract Mauser sporter, re-barreled to the popular and flat-shooting.243 Winchester cartridge!  Made circa 1896.  Clearly marked “Loewe Berlin”, confirming its antique status. Note that per Federal law, re-barreling and/or sporterizing does not change the Federally  exempt status of a pre-1899 antique gun. This rifle was very nicely sporterized.  Mismatched serial numbers. Has a low-swing bolt handle, standard military safety lever, and high scope mount with 1″ rings.  Has a modern 24.5″ tapered blued .243 Winchester barrel with counter-bored muzzle.  No iron sights. Jeweled bolt body. Equipped with a Tasco variable-power scope. The scope shows more wear than the rifle, so it should probably be replaced with a more modern scope. (The scope will be coming to you dismounted, with rings attached. Has no sling swivels installed. This is a very nice sleek-looking .243 sporter with a quite stunning custom-made Monte Carlo style hand-checkered walnut stock with some quite nice tigerstripe cross-grain figuring at the comb, ebony forend tip, and triple diamond inlays on the right side. (See photos.) Someone obviously put a lot of time and money into building this beautiful sporter. This will make a great Federally-exempt deer rifle or counter-sniper rifle. Important Note: Because.243 Winchester factory loads can develop pressures that exceed the specifications for this receiver, it is being sold with the understanding that only mild .243 handloads will be used! (AGUM-721)

$62.00 (PRE-1965)

A rarely-seen original Spanish Mauser model 1893 cavalry saddle ring carbine chambered in 7x57mm Mauser. This carbine is not import marked, so it very well could be a Spanish-American War bringback. It was manufactured by Loewe in Berlin in 1894 as evidence by the very faded but still visible crest. Has all matching serial numbers except the cocking piece. The rest of the carbine is serial marked A640X. The wood is about as good as I’ve ever seen on an original cavalry carbine. The metal shows plenty of wear from use, but not abuse. The action and safety function fine, and the trigger pull is typical for a Model 1895. The bore is dark but it still has plenty of rifling and no significant pitting. (CAA-999)

$68.00 (PRE-1965)

A nice Ludwig Loewe Brazilian contract M1894 short rifle with a nice blond stock, originally 7mm Mauser (7x57mm) but more recently re-barreled to 6.5×55 Swedish Mauser. Serial Number: D714X. (Circa 1895 or 1896.). Loewe & Company became a part of Deutsche Waffen Munitionsfabriken (DWM) in 1897, so all “Loewe” marked Mausers are pre-1899. The top of the receiver is marked with a partial Brazilian crest. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRAZIL / MANUFACTURA LOEWE BERLIM 1894”. (The Portuguese spelling of Berlin is used “Berlim”.) The bottom metal is marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number.  Barrel Length: Approximately 17.7 Inches. There is no front sight and the cleaning rod is absent. TSeial numbers are mismatched. The front of the barrel has been machined to accept a front sight band. The rear sight is a “V” notched blade assembly. When flipped up it becomes a sight ladder that uses a sliding “V” notched blade. The ladder is marked from “4-14”. The hardwood stock has a straight grip, cutout for the bolt handle, nosecap, hole for the absent cleaning rod, barrel band, two sling loops and a metal buttplate. The refinished buttplate shows scrapes. The left side of the forearm shows a large scrape that extends to the handguard. The blond wood is nice overall but shows some scrapes, scratches and compression marks. It also shows areas of discoloration. The LOP measures 13 ¼ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus condition as an antique. The bore is bright; semi-bright at the muzzle. There is some light fouling in the grooves near the muzzle. There is no erosion. This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish as refinished. Surface erosion and scratches show through the new finish on the receiver. The magazine floorplate shows surface erosion. The front of the barrel shows discoloration from oxidation on the unfinished metal. The screw heads show heavy use. The receiver crest is legible but has been damaged by surface erosion. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as a refinished antique. There is no front sight. The action functions correctly, but we haven’t checked the headspace. This would be a good candidate to complete as a Scout rifle. (BCS-655)

$31.50 (PRE-1965)

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