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Steyr-Mannlicher: M1895 / M95/30 Straight-Pull Bolt-Action 
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Steyr Mannlicher 8x56R M95/30 straight pull rifle


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Ferdinand Von Mannlicher developed his first straight-pull bolt action rifle by 1884, and by 1885 he developed the famous Mannlicher en block clip, which was inserted into the box magazine from the top, and automatically ejected through the opening at the bottom of the magazine as the last round was chambered. This significantly speed up the loading process, compared to the earlier designs with magazines loaded by single rounds; the problem was that such magazine could not be loaded with loose rounds without the clip. As a result, during the early part of the 20 century Mannlicher en bloc clip was generally replaced by the Mauser-type stripper clip. Earliest Mannlicher straight-pull rifles have had not so strong wedge-locking system, but in 1890 he introduced a straight pull bolt action with rotary bolt head with two lugs, which he latter used in M95 rifles.

Steyr Mannlicher M95 bolt has a separate head with two frontal locking lugs; bolt head was inserted into the bolt body from the front. Bolt body had internal spiral-shaped ribs, with matching spiral-shaped cuts in the tail of the bolt head. These ribs and cuts forced the bolt head to rotate on the pull of the bolt body, locking and unlocking the action. Box magazine contained five rounds in en bloc clips; as the magazine emptied, the clips were ejected from the opening at the bottom of the magazine. Non-empty clips could be removed from the top with the bolt open, by depressing the clip catch inside the triggerguard. One specific feature of this system was that the clip has specific "top" and "bottom" sides, and could not be loaded into the rifle upside down. The safety was located at the rear left side of the bolt. Large ear-shaped cocking handle at the rear of the bolt served as a manual cocking handle, to re-cock the action without operating the bolt. M95 rifles were issued with detachable knife bayonets. Other than basic rifle, M95 also was issued as Stutzen (short rifle or carbine, with bayonet lug), and slightly shorter cavalry carbine (without bayonet lug).

These rifles are generally considered as a reasonably strong and accurate, but somewhat sensitive to mud and dirt, as most others military straight pull bolt action rifles. There were several downsides, inherent to these rifles. The straight pull bolt lacked the powerful initial extraction, provided by most rotating bolt actions. Large opening at the bottom of the magazine easily collected the dirt and dust into the magazine. The en block clip loading system does not allow the partially full magazine to be refilled without removing the non-empty clip first. The use of rimmed ammunition resulted in the non-symmetric clip which could be inserted into the action only with one side down; upper side of the clip has stamped serrations to hold it while loading (this particular problem was cured in Italian Carcano rifles, which used rimless ammunition, and symmetric clips).



22 Apr 2009 19:50
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Post Re: Steyr-Mannlicher: M1895 / M95/30 Straight-Pull Bolt-Act
STEYR M95/30, 8x56mmR, Carbine,
Got this one for Pk, And it kicks like a donkey.
https://www.google.ie/search?q=vcrai+ST ... CAYQ_AUoAQ

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A VERY nice piece there, restricted of course....sigh.

And where do you find ammunition for it?

tac


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And it kicks like a donkey


Pulling the trigger on 8x56r (207gr BTFMJ) traveling at 2337 fps - 1938 nazi marked surplus ammo, with aprox 3305 ft. lbs of recoil delivered at the shoulder, is going to kick like a proverbial mule. Bullet trajectory falls like a lead balloon. Should be fun at the range ;)

Prvi ammo (208gr)
Hornaday (205gr)

http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=26899

http://www.prvipartizan.com/ppu_mannlicher.php

http://youtu.be/Gd0kcuy7LPw

http://youtu.be/OnZHcpwK62o


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Welcome Townlander, that sounds like a nice find, love to hear more about it.


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Tac thank you for info. it needs a very good cleaning, it is only missing a stripper clip and bayonet. i will cleqan it next weekend and post all the numbers and markings. I just wonder is it worth the paperwork for a wall hang or do i just take the cutting disc to it. Also is there an interest out there in this old girl.

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Townlander I'm sure it has some value even as a wall hanger or to re-enactors. God don't take a grinder to it. Any photos.


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Post Re: An Irish Mannlicher comes to light in Canada....
no worries sikamick only joking re disc,No red hand for sure. I will clean it saturday and post all info . I know there are 3 sets of markings on timber as i had to repair it.Some pictures also. there is very little differance to pictures above.

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Markings at last. Its a Styre .95 the barrel is stamped 7935U this is also on the stock with AO1 engraved in the timber. The breach is stamped 2712Z there is also a small stamp Bp 903 beside this is a crest or shield. The sight rail is marked from 6......24 and "V" at top @ 26. When you remove the stock it is stamped at the sight rings "S" 96. -1 and on the breach 5. +1. These maskings are very small. The "S" I think means you use a differant round but is under the stock and very small. Having problem posting pictures but they are on way,I need to consult an expert in this field.

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Photos as promised


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The marking 20JR I only found as I was putting back together

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Post Re: An Irish Mannlicher comes to light in Canada....
Thanks for the photos. According to what I can tell the marks show M95 on top of the receiver indicating you're look at a stright pull model 1895. The OP Irish Steyr mannlicher 1904 an ordinary turnbolt chambering 7.92 J bore 8x57 mauser :mrgreen:

M95/30 /.329 "S" refers to 1930-1940 M95 rechambered to the more powerful steyr 8x56mmR cartridge https://youtu.be/iSprxuaPhuU


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95 looks a bit restricted 8mm,near banned on crossbows and pistols,as for the semi auto bunker assault,if the chief super digs in forget it :roll:


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SMLE 303 I see where coming from about the "S" but this the "s" in on the underside of the barrel and is tiny never to be seen with the stock in place.???. Backstop this barrel will never again feel a round passing through it,only metel it will feel is a welding rod for a wall hang.A friend from over the pond,informs me the butt plate markings are from 20 the Feldjager Bataillon and Mannlicher 95 had markings on both barrel and recover???He also said the "K" is a Steyr inspection mark.

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"S"or "H" stamp on the barrel tapered shank ending signifies chambering the 8 x "56"R cartridge just don't never chamber 8x56R in the original 95. The 8x50 obsolete so you have to reload your 95?


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SMLE 303 wrote:
"S"or "H" stamp on the barrel tapered shank ending signifies chambering the 8 x "56"R cartridge just don't never chamber 8x56R in the original 95. The 8x50 obsolete so you have to reload your 95?


Unless he lives in Norn Iron, that is something that he would have to join the boys at the MNSCI to do...THAT would be interesting, for sure.

BTW, I'm writing this in the departure lounge of Vancouver airport, waiting to board on the Jazz flight down to Portland OR.

LOTS of shooting in the next three weeks, for sure!

All the best.

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Post Re: Steyr-Mannlicher: M1895 / M95/30 Straight-Pull Bolt-Act
I've seen one for sale in a gun dealer here. It is in fantastic condition. No ammo to be got for it though.


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tac wrote:
Townlander wrote:
Tac, If one had Brien Borus wristwatch (Manlicher 96)In i think working order, what should i look for. Dirty but all there. It has a crown and 903 on it and lots of other marks.

Regards Townlander



Mornin', and welcome to the site!

Well, as Diopter notes, you really need to have the en-bloc charger/clip to be able to shoot this rifle, and depending on which part of Ireland you are really governs whether or not you'd EVER be able to shoot it.

If you live in the Republic, then you can forget it, TBH. There is positively NO suitable ammunition.

If, on the other tentacle, you live in Norn Iron, then the possibility is there for reloading - IF you can find any suitable bullets.

Lots of either sympathy, or luck, then.

tac



It's unfortunate you can't get ammunition for it.
Clean it up and hang it on the wall is 1 thing you can do or put a brush on the end of it and use it for cleaning other than that SCRAP IT :mrgreen:

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No offense but why SCRAP IT. Isn't the alternative WG reloading proposal coming soon :mrgreen:


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