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I bought a Chilean Mauser on GB and the stock didn't fit me at all. I took it to my local gunsmith and had him rework the stock. Looks and feels great now. Here's before and after pics.
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Looks like the comb height was dropped? Looks nice with the original military barrel.

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Originally Posted by Txtrout
Looks like the comb height was dropped? Looks nice. What caliber?

Yes the comb height was changed and the LOP. I think all Chileans are 7x57.


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I think that all of the 1895 Chilean military Mausers were built by Ludwig Lowe in Berlin and chambered in 7x57. Ludwig Lowe made top quality military rifles and the 1895 Chileans' only deficiencies are design and age.

In the universe of pre-1898 small ring military Mausers i would rank them 2nd behind the Sweds and ahead of all others in all aspects.

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Ludwig Loewe took his shares in 1896 and founded DWM...so if the manufacture date is later than 1896...you may have a DWM, which doesn't mean a pinch of schidt...it's just your trivia fact of the day.


Well this is a fine pickle we're in, should'a listened to Joe McCarthy and George Orwell I guess.
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I concur completely with the theme of the 1895 Chilean genre rifles in 7mm as of real quality. The design and age deficiencies are 'there', as compared to their '98 mauser successors and better metallurgy 'available'. But also both genre entirely sufficient for "application as intended". It's not the rifle, but the "user" as with either Bubba effect in unsafe alterations or reloader in pushing chamber pressures! Such the weak link! I have two Chileans in Rifle and short rifle as original configurations. Also, several Swedes in 96 and 38 as long and sort of it! smile They're all really nice rifles! Folks criticise the "cock on closing" feature as "outdated". I prefer it!

Compared to the Swede '96, perhaps the '95 down a click in context of Swede heralded quality steel. Yet as indulging to comparisons, the inherently stronger 'thumb cut free' Chilean receiver to me several clicks up particularly in sporting context where clip loading isn't a consideration! A half century later Husqvarna got it right in "96 sporting context" with their solid sidewall models of nineteen forties. Then too, I also prefer a striker nut without the Swede-eccentric configuration. All said, I enjoy them both for what they are!

From "collector perspective" as such rifles sporterized, opening a door yet of issue well trodden!
Congrats on achieving a better fitting as modernized rifle styling derived!

Best!
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I had a DWM Chilean that was very nicely bubba’ed in a Fajen California style stock. Only bothered sticking a scope on the Weaver based once and it put 3 Winchester 175’s in right about an inch at 100.

I wasn’t wild about the stock or the barrel length (both curable), and, in my youth, put too much in to the idea that ‘95’s were “weak”.

Needed truck tires and sold that rifle WAY too cheap…..


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