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Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle

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This is one of 500 M1895s produced for the Chilean Navy. These remain slightly mysterious, since there are both Ludwig Loewe and DWM marked rifles that are known. Perhaps they were made across the December 31, 1896 (last day as Ludwig Loewe) January 1, 1897 (became DWM) boundary. Others have posited that they were scrubbed and marked internally in Chile. The receiver on mine doesn't have any obvious signs of scrubbing, though it could have been carefully scrubbed and rust blued at a Chilean arsenal. I don't know the answer, but it's a rather rare variation. The Navy rifle has the fouled anchor with a star above it instead of the standard Chilean M1895 crest found on the army rifles.

Chambered in 7x57mm Mauser, with a 29" barrel.

It came with the nicest Chilean bayonet I've ever seen. It still had semi-hardened grease on it when I got it.

US provenance: this rifle was in Mauser collecting legend John Wall's collection. He traded it to John B. many years ago, since it was a duplicate in his collection. I bought it from John B. via the Gunboards WTS/WTT sub-forum a month ago, passing ownership to another Jon  ;)

Like any good bar, ya gotta have two Jon's  rofl2 thankyou1. 
Jon, you must have a VERY complex ammo situation  wink1.
P.S. Nice rifle.


--- Quote from: Bacarnal on October 27, 2021, 03:15:28 PM ---Like any good bar, ya gotta have two Jon's  rofl2 thankyou1. 
Jon, you must have a VERY complex ammo situation  wink1.
P.S. Nice rifle.

--- End quote ---



I do have quite a few different types of ammo floating about. I need 55 types in order to feed all of my rifles, pistols and shotguns, but I don't have 5 of the oddball rifle rounds. I do need to spring for a couple of packs of 20 high price rounds (when they become available again) and get dies for at least one of those five, the Dutch 6.5mm.

.22 short
.22 long
6.5x50mm Japanese
6.5x52mm Carcano
6.5x53mmR Dutch (have the rifles but no ammo)
6.5x55mm Swedish
7.35x51mm Carcano
7.5x54mm French
7.5x55mm Swiss
.30 Carbine (7.62x33mm)
7.62x45mm Czech
7.62x51mm NATO
7.62x54mmR Russian
.30-30 Win (7.62x52mmR)
.30-40 Krag (7.62x59mmR)
.30-06 (7.62x63mm)
7.65x53mm Argentine/Belgian
.303 British (7.7x56mmR)
7.7x58mm Japanese
.32 Win Spcl (7.9x52mmR)
8x50mmR Lebel
8x50mmR Austrian (have the rifles but no ammo)
8x56mmR Austrian
8x52mmR Thai (have a rifle but no ammo)
10.4x38mmR (rimfire, have the Swiss Vetterli rifle but no ammo)
11x59mmR French (have a rifle but no ammo)
11x60mmR Mauser (have one original cartridge from the 1800s)
.50BMG (12.7x99mm)

.22lr (also in rifle list)
.25 ACP (6.35mm)
7.62x25mm Tokarev
7.62x38mmR Nagant
.32 ACP
.380 ACP
.38 Spcl
.38 S&W (aka .38-200 British)
9x18mm Makarov
9x19mm Luger
.357 Mag
.40 S&W
.44 Spcl
.44 Mag
.45 ACP
.45 Autorim (have the revolver but no ammo, will take .45ACP in moon clips, so it's not a need)

12 ga
16 ga
20 ga
.410 British

Jon, I have 7 of the rifle and 9 of the pistol.  I'd add .455 Eley and 9mm Largo to mine.  I think you forgot 9mm Browning on yours, though wink1.

P.S.  Sorry to almost derail this thread.


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