7.62 Conversions by Chile
Over the years, there have been many posts on the Chilean 7.62 NATO conversions done by Chile on their M95 and M1912 Mausers. The best information on the conversion is on Dutchman's "House of Karlina" website ( http://www.rebooty.com/~dutchman/
), the best site in existence on the Swedish Mauser. He has a small section on the Chilean conversions of the M95 Mausers and you would do well to read it carefully - look at the pictures as well. While the gun illustrated is a small ring M95 and as such is only marginally safe with the NATO round and the M1912 is a large ring, plenty safe with the higher power 7.62 NATO, it shows an example of the work as done on all of the conversions regardless of the type. I respect his opinion and the work he has done. The article on the Chilean NATO conversions can be found here:
Make the decision to shoot your gun based on the info provided and close examination of your rifle, as I said above, the M1912 is an exceptionally well made, large ring M98 type Mauser and should be safe to shoot if the problem shown does not exist in your particular example.