DE-ACTIVATED M-1895 STEYR MANNLICHER RIFLE
The M-1895 Steyr Mannlicher rifle was initially adopted and employed by the Austro-Hungarian Army throughout World War 1, and retained post-war by both the Austrian and Hungarian armies. The main foreign user was Bulgaria, which, starting in 1903, acquired large numbers and continued using them throughout both Balkan and World Wars. After Austria-Hungary's defeat in World War 1, many were given to other Balkan states as war reparations. A number of these rifles also saw use in World War 2, particularly by second line, reservist, and partisan units in Romania, Yugoslavia, Italy, and to lesser degree, Germany. Post war many were sold as cheap surplus, with some finding their way to the hands of African guerillas in the 1970s and many more being exported to the United States as sporting and collectible firearms. The M1895 bolt also served as an almost exact template for the ill-fated Canadian M1905 Ross rifle, though the later M1910 used a complicated interrupted thread instead of two solid Lugs.
This rifle is fully de-activated with operable working parts. Matching barrel and stock numbers. Beautiful Walnut woodwork.
Note: Before considering purchasing this rifle please check the ownership laws and regulations within your state or territory. This rifle is legal to own in Western Australia (WA).