Don Tripp: LHO allegedly used an Italian Mannlicher Carcano in 6.5x52 caliber topped with a broken bargain basement 4 power scope. The Italian Carcano is a poorly made rifle. Austrian Mannlichers are extremely well made.
Jeremy B: My country (Netherlands) used this against the nazi,s in ww2
TheDzhoel: 0:40 "Produced 1895-1918" That is wrong, the long rifle version (the first ones) in 8x50R are the ones built in those dates. The carbine was built from the 1920's with production ending by the mid 1930's and re-chambered to 8x56R.
blt4speed: Hornady sells ammo for this rifle now $30 for 20 rds
Weaponeer: @boom87462 - sounds like you have an all matching rifle like in the video. The 8x56r ammo is hard to get and not cheap. They stopped making it around 1939, and if you have the striper clip you can shoot the rifle, otherwise it's a single shot rifle.
boom87462: i apologise for my ignorance but my uncle gave me his steyr yesterday, along with a little of the ammunition, (im pretty sure even the ammo is origional, i mean the copper is dark blue, and on all but two stripper clips there is orange rust powder) but, i was reading it gets complicated if the serial numbers are the same on the receiver, butt, barrle, and the ball on the bolt, mine is this, if someone can give me some help, ide really apreciate it, thanks!
betafreak39: @weaponeer wow you really know your crap dont you
18tangles: do any of you blokes know what model mannlicher rifle and calibre was used by the famed maneater hunter james corbett of the early 20th century.I cannot find what weapons he used and only once did he mention a mannlicher in his book. He is reputed to have shot 30 odd maneating tigers and leopards. thanks
SanityShortage: used by the royal dutch army in 1940!
45Automag: im lucky to have stuch a nice one all the ones ive seen hear have scraches and dents all over them and thier numbers dont match i got mine numbers matching wood clean and packed in cosmoline
67mustangreg: @weaponeer yes, i have orginal 30's nazi stamped ammo and the enblock clips. pretty hard to find, the clips were like 10 bucks each I think and the ammo was given to me. i have a vido of two of the carbines on my profile.
Weaponeer: @67mustangreg - do you have the en-bloc clips to shoot them? I only have 2 of them, and I'm not even sure where they are right now, otherwise I would do a range video on it as well. My ZB39 is also 8x56r
67mustangreg: I have three of these, bought them all last year when they went on sale for 60 bucks each. I've noticed that I have not seen any in good looking shape...all show signs of heavy use. but I like it that way. I even have the rare bayonet and frog for one.
spazzz64: @weaponeer DAMN! You sir, know your stuff. I am quite impressed!
TAOFLEDERMAUS: At work I look at Google books/ Popular Science mags from the 40's-60's and they had little ads in the back pages selling these, Mosin Nagants (captured) etc for SO cheap, like $15.
Weaponeer: @hioncheesenips - many bolt actions are based on the Mauser action. just not straight pull actions.
Beaudidly: @Howie262 what is co pieing the Germans today?
Beaudidly: now look where steyr developed their guns into!
Weaponeer: @spazzz64 - Oswald used a 6.5 x 52 mm Italian Carcano M91/38 bolt-action rifle (MADE ITALY) serial number C2766 loaded with Western Cartridge Co. made 160 gr round nose bullets. it was purchased from Crescent Firearms, Inc., of New York City, and was shipped to "A. Hidell" at post office box 2915 in Dallas, Texas
Weaponeer: @Howie262 - this is a straight pull not a bolt action, so it's not a copy of the Mauser 98 action.