Unusual 7.62mm NATO Arsenal-Converted Loewe Chilean Mauser

An unusual 7.62mm NATO arsenal-converted Ludwig Loewe Chilean contract Mauser. (Originally a 7mm Mauser, but went back to the arsenals for re-barreling in the 1960s.) Serial # C906X makes its date of manufacture circa 1896 or 1897.  Bolt, stock, and cleaning rod have numbers mismatched to the receiver.  (Typical for re-arsenalized rifles.) Metal surfaces rate very good, with crisp factory markings and an intact Chilean crest. Has extensive marring and handling marks to wood–particularly to the front-left forend. Bluing is good overall. (See photos.) Sharp crest on receiver and sharp cartouche on stock. (Again, see photos.) Has a “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 their 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. (BGPR-818)





Production Date

ca. 1897


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