Chilean Contract Loewe Mauser M1895 Short Rifle — Very Good Condition

A very good condition Chilean Contract Loewe Mauser M1895 Short Rifle.  This handy rifle (with 23.5-inch barrel) is chambered in 7x57mm Mauser. It looks all original, as rearsenalized. It has light pitting, overall. (See photos.) The bore is dark and in need of cleaning, but it shows distinct rifling and it might  clean up, with some scrubbing. It successfully passed a butte-tip muzzle test.  The serial numbers are mismatched, as is typical of rearsenalized Chilean rifles. The cleaning rod is present but has a mismatched number. The reversible sling swivels are mounted on the left side. The magazine follower still shows some nice electric bluing.  The front sling swivel has been bent slightly out-of-oval. (Easy to repair.) The stock has typical light dings, and some very nice cross-grain figuring. The stock has an unusual “FAMAE Chile” cartouche. The serial number is B991X, indicating that it was made in late 1895.  All-in-all, this is a nice rearsenalized Mauser with a handy barrel length.  Since it has been sporterized, it is a good representative sample for any collection, but also would make a good practical shooter,  or a functional “arm the masses” hand-out rifle. Because it has mismatched numbers and some pitting, it would also be a good “guilt-free” short rifle to turn into scout sporter, and/or to refinish with Cerakoting or camouflage hydrodipping. (PNR-272)





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