Austrian STEYR M95 Straight Pull MANNLICHER 8x50mm Straight Pull C&R CARBINE
CAVALRY Carbine with SLING, BAYONET, & SHEATH
Here we present a C&R Austrian Steyr Model 95 Straight Pull Mannlicher Cavalry Carbine, made circa 1935 in Austria. In the 1880s, the bolt-action rifle was a very innovative firearm. One of the leaders in the design of these guns was a man named Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher. Mannlicher inverted a straight pull, bolt action rifle that fed from an internal box magazine. In 1885, Mannlicher combined his efforts with the Austrian Arms Factory company at Steyr and formed the Steyr Mannlicher group to produce a new rifle that fired black powder 8x50R cartridges, the Model 1888. The gun was a success with the Austrian Army, but in 1893 smokeless powder caught on and replaced black powder practically overnight. Thus, the Austrians needed another new gun, and that is when Mannlicher came out with the Model 95.
The Model 1895 Infantry Rifle (Gewher) was designed from the ground up to fire the new stronger smokeless powder cartridges. A full-length wooden stock covered almost all of the metal surfaces to make it “soldier proof”. The straight pull design was so fast acting that the German soldiers that used the rifle in World War II called the M95 the “Ruck-Zuck”, meaning very quick.
The Austrian Army issued the Model 95 Steyr and used it with effectiveness in World War I on no less that three fronts. While the army did not fare well during the great war, the soldiers said the Model 95 performed with great effectiveness. After the war, the Austro-Hungarian Empire went away, but the various countries that rose from the ashes, including Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Rumania all kept their inherited Model 95s around for decades.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. The bore is semi-bright and remains clear. Solid stock with a few period repairs (stable). Numbers do not match. Legible markings. The leather sling and bayonet are in good shape.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 20 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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