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Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« on: October 25, 2021, 10:13:09 PM »
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.


































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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2021, 06:18:18 PM »
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  ;)

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2021, 03:57:42 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.

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Thanks!

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.

Rifle
.17HMR
.22 short
.22 long
.22LR
5.6x45mm
5.7x28mm
6.5x50mm Japanese
6.5x52mm Carcano
6.5x53mmR Dutch (have the rifles but no ammo)
6.5x55mm Swedish
7x57mm
7.35x51mm Carcano
7.5x54mm French
7.5x55mm Swiss
.30 Carbine (7.62x33mm)
7.62x39mm
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)
7.92x57mm
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)
.45-70
.50BMG (12.7x99mm)

Pistol
.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
10mm
.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)

Shotgun
12 ga
16 ga
20 ga
.410 British

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2021, 04:22:43 PM »
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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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 07:21:46 PM »
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.

Ah-ha, you're correct. Need to feed my M/1907.

.455 Eley, that's an interesting one  :)

I also have a couple of instances where I have the ammo, but no firearm. When you buy a bargain lot of ammo, it happens. I have a few old boxes of 9x23mm Steyr and 8x22mm Nambu...but no pistols.

P.S. No problem on the derail...adding my list was me embracing the derailment  chuckles1

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2021, 09:04:22 AM »
I have 28 of the rifle.. but throw in .338Win Mag, .303 Savage, .38-55, 5.45x39, .22-250, .243, .204 Ruger, 22Mag and 17 Mach2.
And I have 10.4x38mmR ammo for my Swiss Vetterli. lead bullet and shot shells.
A few Russian Berdan rounds...no rifle yet.

Pistols.. all of them and throw in .357 Sig, .454 Casull, 9×22mmR Japanese, 8×22mm Nambu, 7.65×20mm Longue(5 rds for it), .32s&w.. .32H&R Mag and .327 Fed Mag
I have 2 boxes of 45 Auto rim.. but use the moon clips..
« Last Edit: October 28, 2021, 09:42:42 AM by Greasemonkey »
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun – take the cannoli.

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2021, 10:37:11 AM »
You guys need professional help! :)

Well on second thought, GM may be beyond help!  If the rubber room and straightjacket can't control Jimmy, there's not much that can be done!  chuckles1 rofl :P 8)
      

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2021, 05:50:47 PM »
You guys need professional help! :)

Well on second thought, GM may be beyond help!  If the rubber room and straightjacket can't control Jimmy, there's not much that can be done!  chuckles1 rofl :P 8)

Whaddya mean?! I don’t see any problems. I’m just like Jimmy…wait, wha-what did I just say  :o  doh1 rofl

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2021, 06:14:06 PM »
Uhm.. yeah, you said that...  :) In open forum no less..  rofl2 but.. when the therapist needs therapy after your done, you know your on the right track..  thumb1
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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2021, 10:25:29 PM »
Professional help!? Therapy!?  Wadaya mean!? 

Oh, add on 10.6mm Commission Revolver (Reichs revolver).

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2021, 10:00:36 PM »
BTW, back to the Chilean Navy M1895 for a moment, there were ~500 made, and at least 4% of those made their way to the US. In other words, there are only 20 on the Gunboards serial number list. My No. 15 is the lowest serial number.

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2021, 10:29:22 PM »
Cool!! thumb1

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2021, 10:57:03 PM »
BTW, back to the Chilean Navy M1895 for a moment, there were ~500 made, and at least 4% of those made their way to the US. In other words, there are only 20 on the Gunboards serial number list. My No. 15 is the lowest serial number.

Those are cool little factoids that make firearms collecting very fulfilling!  Nice get on this one Jon.  You going to shoot it?  (I assume not as nice as it looks, but hey, some guys shot *every* single gun that passes through their door.)
      

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2021, 11:36:01 PM »
Thanks guys!

Shoot it? Yeah, honestly, I wouldn't worry too much about shooting it, although I do have a regular (Army, with the standard Chilean crest) M1895 Chilean long rifle that would probably make more sense to use as a shooter.

I really like the old peace time (in Germany) contract Mausers. They were made carefully and they still had plenty of quality walnut for making the stocks. There's really nothing better than walnut for rifle stocks.

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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2021, 09:27:02 AM »
That is cool.. Did not know there was a Navy variant.. ya got me on one...  :) 


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Re: Model 1895 Chilean Navy Long Rifle
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2021, 09:34:54 PM »
That is cool.. Did not know there was a Navy variant.. ya got me on one...  :)

 :)  thumb1 It’s definitely in the esoteric Mauser category  :))