From the Vault: Chilean Model 1935 Mauser
Brownells Public Relations Specialist Roy Hill is here to tell us about his "new" Chilean Model 1935 Mauser rifle. Roy had recently acquired a few hundred rounds of 7mm Mauser ammo and needed a rifle to go with them, when he discovered this rifle in the Brownells Retail Store. He quickly identified it as the quite rare "Modelo 1935" variant of the venerable Mauser 98, made for the Carabineros de Chile, a paramilitary police organization that's kind of the Chilean analog to the Italian Carabinieri. Only about 10,000 Model 1935s were manufactured in Germany by Mauser-Werke. Roy's rifle is No. 405 and is in excellent condition with the markings well-preserved. Roy takes us on a nice walkaround and shows us all the details, including the original sling and a (non-original but same period) bayonet.
WARNING: Never attempt to disassemble or reassemble a firearm unless you are absolutely certain that it is empty and unloaded. Visually inspect the chamber, the magazine and firing mechanism to be absolutely certain that no ammunition remains in the firearm. Disassembly and reassembly should follow the manufacturer’s instructions.