7.62mm NATO-Converted Ludwig Loewe Chilean Mauser

An unusual 7.62mm NATO arsenal-converted Ludwig Loewe Chilean contract Mauser. (Originally a 7mm Mauser, but went back to the arsenal  for re-barreling in the 1960s.) Serial # G607X makes its date of manufacture circa 1897.  As is typical of re-arsenalized Mausers, the stock number is mismatched to the receiver, but this one has a matching-number bolt.  Metal surfaces rate very good, with crisp factory markings and an intact Chilean crest. Has typical marring and handling marks to wood. Cleaning rod is absent. Bluing is very good overall. (See photos.) Sharp crest on receiver and a sharp cartouche on stock. The stock is still nice and blonde, and has a few typical dings. There is a yellow-painted arms room rack number just behind the triggerguard that can easily be removed. The 1895 cartouche on the stock is clearly visible.  (Again, see photos.) Has a correct “7.62 N”-marked receiver. Nice shootable bore. Standard infantry pattern straight bolt. Less than 2% of Chilean Mauser full-length rifles were arsenal-converted to 7.62mmm NATO. I rarely get these in stock, and given the desirable chambering they usually sell immediately. Have a gunsmith check this rifle and advise you on the types of ammo that are safe to shoot. (KBE-990)





Production Date

ca. 1897


Out of stock