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My Chilean 1895

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My Chilean 1895

#1 Post by shoggoth80 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:46 pm

Just sharing. No fancy titles. Had this one for several years. M1895, and made in 1895 by all I can tell. Ludwig Loewe. Pre DWM. Antique. Has the crest still. In original 7x57. Bolt is unfortunately a mismatch, but good shooting, clean bore. There's something about shooting these small ring Mausers. Just enjoyable.
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Re: My Chilean 1895

#2 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:15 pm

More pictures please, What is the serial number??? It looks nice..

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#3 Post by shoggoth80 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:44 pm

It's a C prefix, but not OVS. Artifacts in the bore is dust, and fuzz from gun sock. Lol.
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#4 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:00 am

Many thanks... Looks Wonderful... I tell you those 1895 mausers are nice..

Per OVS, Do not think it could be OVS with it marked "Chileino" ??? But I am asking because everytime I think I get my head wrapped around which should be what, I gets confused again. :)

Have you shot her yet???.. Can not imagine it could be anything but wonderful..

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#5 Post by shoggoth80 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:15 am

I think some Boer guns were diverted to fulfill the Chilean contract, but I never seem to get my head wrapped around that story.

I've shot it off and on since I've owned it. Recoil is pretty easy. I've not benched it for groups, but I have made soda bottles dance.

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#6 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:38 am

ha.... You can never trust a soda bottle... At the range you can never turn your back on one. :)

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#7 Post by TNGhost » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:12 am

I have the twin of that rifle, have has for a number of years too, and it is one of the most accurate rifles of any type that I own.

7X57 makes it very pleasant to shoot as well.

Great pics, Thanks for sharing.

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#8 Post by vandle » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 am

Thanks for sharing, a Chilean 1895 is on my list.
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#9 Post by 72 usmc » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:52 pm

Libertytreecollectors has one priced at $550. I thought I was nuts when I got matching rifles with slings at $170 from Gander back in the day :shhh: :shifty: :doh: :doh:
Have these really increased this much????????????
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#10 Post by One too many » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:17 pm

I got a Ludwig Lowe marked carbine last year in decent shape for 500. They call it The Mule for good reason. Bore is decent. 1 number does not match.

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#11 Post by blastit37 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:16 pm

To identify a Borer rifle in the "C" block is simple. It will be 93 instead of a 95 model. Look for a bolt face with a flat on the bottom and no locking lug located at the back of the receiver. The last shipment of rifles shipped to the Borers was blockaded by the British. It was returned to Germany and re-sole to the Chileans. They marked the receivers with the Chilean crest and shipped them. They are all in the "C" block of rifles and are model 93's.

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#12 Post by Smokey » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:57 am

I used to have one. Very pleasant to shoot and a real tack-driver. It went with nearly all of my collection to Rock Island Auction after someone attempted a to call down a "red flag" confiscation on me. A friend told me the police questioned him about me "threatening" him. He told them it was BS. In CT it's very easy to get someone's firearms confiscated with a false anonymous statement.
We've since moved out of the northeast altogether. Be forewarned, the red flag business confiscates the property of everyone BUT the ones it's supposed to be aimed at.
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#13 Post by 1874Sharps » Tue May 12, 2020 9:55 pm

The bolt handles on the Boer "C" series Model 93 rifles were turned down! That is the dead give-away! They were ordered from the factory that way as the Boer horsemen carried those long guns slung on their backs! I have had a beauty and for years thought it was a sporterized bolt! I also have a Boer sawtooth bayonet (no scabbard, dang it). I bought it at a flea market and it was marked as a German Model 71. Ha! You have the story of the OVS and "C" serial numbered Model 93's exactly right. The Boer rifles we have today probably never saw a day of warfare with the Boers. That's OK! Mine is resting peacefully displayed among the Model 96 Swede Mausers in my gunroom.

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#14 Post by 1874Sharps » Tue May 12, 2020 9:57 pm

Just another note to my post above. The bayonet is called the "Transvaal Model". Could not think of that as I wrote.
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Re: My Chilean 1895

#15 Post by Cattus Borealis » Tue May 12, 2020 10:06 pm

Nice 1895! The prewar Mausers are amazing machines.

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