Lowe Model 1893 Bolt Action Rifle

7mm, 22" barrel, S/N M5731. Blued finish, full length walnut stock with half-length hand guard retained by two barrel bands. Matching serial number on bolt handle, partial serial number "31" on cocking piece, safety and floor plate. Chamber marked with the {Spanish crest} / 1896, left side of receiver with serial number followed by a six-pointed star and the two line address: MAUSER ESPANOL MODELO 1893 / MANUFACTURA LOWE BERLIN. Reverse butt marked with Spanish crest cartouche over the date 1896. The six-pointed star appears on nearly every small part as well as on the stock's wrist. Long range rear sight, fixed front sight, slotted cleaning rod, sling swivels, bayonet lug under front barrel band. An ancient label is affixed to the obverse butt, detailing the history of the rifle. The iron mordant ink has oxidized and faded and the label has chips and losses. However, a partially discernable name, as well as what appears to be a reference to the 9th US Infantry suggests this gun is a trophy from Spanish-American War combat in Cuba. The M1893 Mauser was the standard infantry weapon for the Spanish during that war, a far superior arm to the .45-70 "Trapdoor" rifles and carbines carried by most US Volunteer Troops in that conflict. A solid, untouched example of a Spanish military rifle that may well have seen use during that conflict.


Good. Metal with a thickly oxidized dark brown patina, scattered surface roughness and some pitting. All markings remain crisp and clear in both the metal and the stock. Mechanically functional, fair bore with scattered moderate pitting. Stock with numerous bumps and dings, showing wear and use.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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