Chilean Loewe M1895 Mauser 7×57 Iron-Sight Sporter

A sporterized Chilean contract Model 1895 Ludwig Loewe 7×57 Mauser short rifle with a handy 23.5″ barrel. Good overall condition. No visible import marks. Curved short-rifle bolt handle — with a discolored knob.  (This could easily be buffed.) The Chilean crest is intact and sharp. The bore is grayed but has sharp rifling.  It successfully passed a bullet-tip muzzle test. This should make a good shooter. As is typical of sporters of the 1960s, the rifle’s original wood has been shortened, and refinished. All of the serial numbers except for the floorplate are matching. The original steel buttplate is intact but has some discoloration. It could easily be replaced with a rubber recoil pad — or just buff the buttplate and use the Tourbon leather slip-over recoil pad that I am including. Most of the metal shows nice rebluing.  The bluing on the barrel and receiver is surprisingly good, although there are a couple of small spots of oxidation just forward of the rear sight base. (See photos.) Has the original arsenal rear sling swivel and a civilian sporter front sling swivel.   Serial number C939X indicates that it was made in late 1895 or early 1896.  This affordable sporter is a good candidate for scoping — either a traditional receiver mount or a forward scout mount — such as the B-Square brand mount that drops into the military rear sight base. Or use it as-is, since the original military rear sight is fully serviceable. (UKI-528)

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Model

M1895

Production Date

ca. 1896

$360.00

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