Nice Matching M1895 Chilean Contract Loewe – Unaltered

SOLD — A very nice M1895 Chilean contract Ludwig Loewe (Mauser) infantry (28-inch barrel) rifle in unaltered condition. Serial #E443X indicates that it was made circa 1896.  This riffle obviously saw very little service and spend most of the last 125 years in an arms room rack. The wood is in nice shape with a nice cartouche, matching serial number and just a few handling marks. Oddly, this rifle carries a Star of David stamp in the wood (Loewe was Jewish). This star is often seen stamped on Loewe-made receivers, but rarely on the wood. The bluing is largely intact (see photos) with up to 98% original finish on the barrel.  has a nice sharp Chilean crest, indicating that this rifle was never re-arsenalized. It has ALL matching serial numbers — even on the cleaning rod! The bore is fairly shiny and has sharp rifling. The magazine follower still shows lots of the original electric blue.  All-in-all, this is a quite nice Chilean that is unmolested and suitable for both collectors and shooters.  (IIHP-211)

Caliber

Make

Model

M1895

Production Date

ca. 1896

$1,125.00 (PRE-1965)