Mauser Ludwig Loewe Model 1895 Chilean Contract 

Here we're offering an amazing and unaltered pre-war commercial Chilean Mauser Model 1895, exported with Chilean markings added, of the German 1893 mauser rifle.

As history tells, from 1895 to 1900 almost 80,000 Model 1895 rifles and 30,000 Model 1895 carbines were shipped and deployed to the Chilean army and used in a small arms race against Argentina in 1896 and 1898.

The first production, from 1895 to 1896, of those Mauser was manufactured by the Ludwig Loewe company in Berlin, afterward by the DWM.

The main differences with the M.1893 and the M.1895 were the bolt face, that in M1893 was square whereas the Model 1895's was cylindrical, the addition of an auxiliary shoulder behind the bolt handle, in order to provide an extra locking in case of bolt failure, and the magazine follower, that in the M1895 has been rounded to permit the bolt to be closed also when empty.

The rifle is in original and excellent condition, all matching numbers, clean inside and out, fully functioning.

All marking are clear and crisp.

All its parts have Mauser or Chilean inspection marks.

The stock has a straight wrist, it is clean and in very good condition, but with ten circular dents, probably made intentionally, near the Chilean cartouche, as it is possible to see in the photos.

The handguard stretches from the receiver ring to the lower barrel band.

The upper band has a lug for the Model 1895 bayonet.

Both the bands have the crossed mine-hammers proof mark.

the Chilean crest is engraved on top of the receiver ring and on the left side of the butt, above "1895", into a rectangular box.

The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number followed by: "MAUSER CHILENO MODELO 1895./MANUFACTURA LOEWE BERLIN." in two lines.

Numbers matching on all its parts, including the bolt assembly and the "1895" smooth straight wrist stock.

The full rifle serial number is present:

  • on the receiver
  • on left side of the stock
  • on the trigger guard
  • on the bolt handle
  • on the cleaning rod.
Partial serial numbers are stamped on the bolt cocking piece, safety, floor plate and the rear sight elevation bar.

The barrel, receiver, floor plate, trigger guard, butt plate, magazine box have a beautiful rust blue finish.

The bolt release, magazine follower, trigger and rear sight elevation bar have a niter blue finish.

The cleaning rod, rear sight leaf and bolt are bright.

The muzzle end is clean and without scuffs on its surface.

Valnut Stock

Blue finish

The barrel is 29 1/2 inch round

The flush-mounted staggered column box magazine has a capacity of five 7×57mm Mauser cartridges.

Folding ladder tangent type rear sight, graduated for 7×57mm Mauser cartridges.

Blade front sight

Cleaning rod 43cm (44cm)

Metal buttplate has a circular label with two digits "22" written inside, sealed with transparent adhesive tape.



Historical references

Origin:

Many of the 1895 Chilean contract rifles were made by stamping the Chilean Crest on the 1893 Mausers made for the ZAR (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek) that remained undelivered because of the English blocus raised during the 2nd Boer Wars.

Rarity:

To discourage theft and desertion in non-activity times outside military barracks, the bolts were removed from rifles and every soldier went to sleep taking his bolt under the pillow and rifles remained in safe storages without bolts, guarded by armed sentries.
For this reason it's unusual to find still matching bolts and rifles, and might be a good idea to own a never issued or not much used Chilean mauser.

Data sheet

Caliber:

7 x 57mm

Total lenght:

1250 mm (49.21”)

Barrel lenght:

750mm (29,52”)

Magazine capacity:

5 rounds

Condition of the product

State:

Collectible - Excellent condition - All matching numbers

Product authenticity

Authenticity:

The rifle belongs to the first production made from 1895 to 1896 by the Ludwig Loewe in Berlin (afterward the rifles were produced by the DWM).

DISCLAIMER

Terms of gun sale by correspondence:

Pursuant to art. 17 of the L. n. 110/1975 the order by correspondence or by distance contract of weapons is allowed to the residents in the Italian State only if the purchaser provides for the withdrawal of the firearm at a license holder for the trade in guns (armory).

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Chilean Mauser Model 1895 cal. 7x57

  • Brands Mauser
  • Product Code: 4028
  • Availability: 1
  • 890.00€


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