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 arsenal  for re-barreling in the 1960s.) Serial # D999X 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–particularly to the top of the forend. Cleaning rod is absent. Bluing is very good overall. (See photos.) Sharp crest on receiver and a sharp cartouche on stock. The stock has some nice tigerstripe figuring. (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. (GBUS-997)

Caliber

Make

Model

M1895

Production Date

ca. 1897

$53.00 (PRE-1965)

In stock

$53 in Pre-’65 Silver Coin —or— With Multiplier $1,144.80 in FRNs (via Check or USPS PMO)