Unusual Chilean 7×57 Camouflage Sporter With HK Sights

An unusual Chilean 7×57 desert camouflage sporter equipped with HK91 (G3) style sights. The top of the receiver is marked with a Chilean Crest. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, two proofs and “MAUSER CHILENO MODELO 1895, / MANUFACTURA LOEWE BERLIN”. The bottom metal and chamber are marked with the serial number. The bolt is marked with numbers that do not match the receiver serial number. Chileann semi-bent style (short rifle) bolt handle. Most of the metal parts are marked with small Chilean proofs Barrel Length is approximately 23 Inches. The original sights have been removed and replaced with HK91 (G3) sights. The front sight is an HK-style hooded post fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a four-position rotary aperture peep sight in a base mounted to the receiver.  The stock forend has been shortened and  a custom green/tan/black desert camouflage paint job applied by a previous owner. The stock has a straight comb, straight grip, Original military sling swivel in the belly, commercial QD sling swivel stud in the forend, and a brown rubber Hogue brand buttpad. There are some scattered compressions, impact marks, and draglines under the finish and a few that are fresh. The comb has filler material at the rear. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has light wear. The stock is in Very Good Plus condition, as sporterized.  The grooves dark and the lands are dull gray. The rifling is worn and rounded but pronounced. There is some, erosion mainly in the grooves. This rifle retains about 95% of its refinish. The metal shows scrapes, a few scratches, and some nicks. The most noticeable defects are on the bolt handle, bottom metal and barrel in front of the forend. There is a bit of overspray on the rear sight. (See photos.) The screws show light use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good-Fine condition as an antique and sporterized. The action functions correctly. The receiver has a “radar” serial number: B6006, placing its manufacture in last 1895. Someone obviously put a lot of gunsmithing work into this rifle. It would make a great Federally-exempt iron-sighted hunting rifle that could also be used tactically.  If you are not fond of this desert pattern, then you can have this rifle camouflage hydrodipped in a myriad of other patterns. (BHCN-091)

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M1895

Production Date

1895

$1,075.00 $950.00

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