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Brothers and Sisters:

And now it is time for me to step forward and preach the 7mm gospel. I have to tell you about one of the finest rifles ever made--the 1895 Chilean Model Mauser.

My sample is new and in mint condition. It was made in 1895 by Ludwig Loewe, Berlin. It was made for the Chilean government, but when I got this rifle back in 1980s, the gun was still in the grease.

It is chambered for the original 7mm cartridge-- the 7x57mm. The rifle features the finest walnut, rust blueing and fire blueing. The gun is so pretty that I am afraid to look at it. The bore looks like a gleaming mirror and the rifle even has a cleaning rod with a matching serial number.

Every once in a while, I shoot it. My load consists of 43 grains of IMR-4350 and the Sierra 160 grain boat tail. This is a pleasant, mild load to shoot.

Anyway, I sent Mel a picture of this rifle via e mail and I'm hoping that he will post a picture for me in this space. But please cover up the serial number.

Mad.
 

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Ah, those are beautiful...is she "in the white?"

I like Brazilians too.
 

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I also have a Brazilean Mauser Model of 1908. This rifle was also new and in the grease when I got it back in 1988.

My Brazilean Mauser was made by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionfabriken, Oberdorf. It is the long rifle version and has a 29" bbl. It has some of the prettiest blueing you will ever see on a rifle. She also has a lovely walnut stock. It really boggles the mind that such rifles were once issued to troops.

Although the Brazilean M1908 has the same bbl length as the 1895 Chilean Mauser, the Brazilean Mauser shoots a consistent 50 fps faster.

The M1908 has a receiver in the white. But the Chilean is blued throughout.

Mad
 

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Mad, I had a shot at one of those Brazilians for 300 dollars in almost mint. Was missing a sling swivel...Still kick myself.

I'd had my heart set on a Marlin...should have seen the Marlin would always be there.

You know how it is when a guys in love, eh...
 

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Hunting season was upon me, I had my heart set on a 45-70...Wanted something my pa would enjoy also...Then, the Mauser was gone.
 
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