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6 Responses to I Have This Old Gun: Chilean Model 1895 Mauser

petrusova wrote:
December 05, 2013

When you look at the workmanship and quality materials that went into the production of this rifle it makes todays plasticky and cast iron guns look like the garbage they are. It is a shame that Mr. Bubba has annihilated vast quantities of these fine and valuable collectors items by sportsitizing them into 50 dollar junk deer rifles. Yes it makes a lot of sense to spend money devaluing a collectors item that was originally worth hundreds of dollars into a butchered deer rifle work about 50 bucks. Mr. Bubba at his finest.

Orlando Olivera wrote:
December 05, 2013

I have an 1895 Chilean mauser, the long one, is a beutifull rifle, I reload for it. I used light loads,is a great shooter and a great show piece.

Jerry Jensen wrote:
June 21, 2013

I have a 1895 Chilean Mauser in 7x57 in mint condishion what are they worth ? All numbers match and the finish is better than new guns today.

Buster Chandler wrote:
January 26, 2013

Hey DE, I too aquired one of those around '63.Shortened the barrel, sporterized the stock, bent the bolt to allow a 4x scope. A real deer slayer over the years.Ammo difficult to find.Made in 1894, 113 years old and still perfect action.Not for sale!!

James A. "Jim" Farmer wrote:
June 02, 2012

Another classic military rifle of yesteryear. Lets address the 7mm Mauser (7x57) developed in 1892 and formerly the military caliber of Spain, Mexico, Central America, and half of South American governments whose Armies utilized it. Perhaps no finer dual purpose deer/ elk caliber exists. For the average North American big game hunter it's lethal, has high sectinal density, moderate recoil, and ample killing power. It would be difficult to choose between a '98 Mauser action based Ruger M-77 Mark II, Interarms Mark 5, Parker Hale, Winchester Model 70 etc. Topped with a Weaver K-4 or Leupold Compact 4x scope and chambered in 7mm Mauser (7x57) this combination would kill anything on the North American continent: deer, elk, caribou, moose, wild sheep. black bear etc.

D.E. Tyre wrote:
November 17, 2011

I bought a 1895 Chilean mauser in 7X57 caliber back in 1963. Rifle was (is) in mint condition. Sent it to Flaig's in Millvale, PA and had them rebarrel with a medium sporter wt. 26 inch barrel. Bolt was lowered and indexed and a Timney trigger was installed. I had Herter stock it in Claro walnut and glass bed it. I finished the stock. Had a local gunsmith polish and blue the whole rifle and drill and tap the receiver for Weaver blocks. Mounted a Weaver K-6 on the rifle. Shooting handloads (7X57)from a sand bagged rest at 100 yards, I placed 5 shots under an inch. I have killed "several" whitetail deer with this rifle, all one shot kills. It is a pleasure to shoot and looks great too. The only fault I find with this model is that it cocks on the down stroke. And , no, it is not for sale!