Loewe Chilean 7×57 Iron Sight Mauser Sporter

A nice Ludwig Loewe Chilean contract Mauser sporter in 7×57 Mauser. Serial  # E525X indicates it was made circa 1896.  Clearly marked “Loewe Berlin”, confirming its antique status. This rifle was nicely sporterized.  Matching serial numbers on receiver, triggerguard, and floorplates, but mismatched on bolt sleeve. Has a low-swing bolt handle for sope clearance, but still has a standard military safety lever.  No scope bases.  A commercial rear sight has been installed, but is loose — apparently  missing its spring.  A tapped front sight screw hole is present, but the front sight is absent. Has a refinished military 23.5″ barrel and recontoured and polished bolt body.  Has no sling swivels installed. This rifle has a light walnut semi-pistol grip Monte Carlo-style stock with straight grain. The stock has numerous cratches and a a few light dings from field use. Has an inexpertly-fitted Pachmayr White Line recoil pad installed. The trigger pull is long but crisp. Has a fairly shiny bore with distinct rifling. It easily passed a bullet tip muzzle test. With new sights installed and the stock refinished, this would make a great Federally-exempt hunting rifle. (BILH-401)





Production Date

ca. 1896


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