This is a Mauser M71, made in 11,15x60R.
Made by Mauser Oberndorf, Erfurt Arsenal, Spandau Arsenal, Danzig Arsenal and Amberg Arsenal, Birmingham!, some were made (and stamped) by Steyr also.
Your rifle is not the original military rifle, but a sporter, converted by a...
A "Bergstutzen" combination gun, a .30-30 with a .450-400 on it's side would make it....
A lonesome .30-30 in the african bush is like a little girl, playing out there..... great playground, but never let it alone!!!
The "laywer Industry" destroys the firearms industry,.... or the automobile industry, oder the chemical industry, the agricultur, you name it..... this is possible in the US only.
This country does not need an enemy from outside....
Where do I fit on the addiction scale?
.470 Capstick, .450 NE 3 1/4", .458 Win-Mag, .45-70 Gov., .43 Mauser, .404 Rimless, 10,75x68, .450/400 NE 3", 450/400 NE 2 3/8" .405 Winchester......
.375 is considered "small bore"?
@ M McDindi,....
Thanks for your interesting report from me too.
My intention for my "tool" was, to use it as a pig gun primarily.
Africa is a good idea , but my .405 and .450/400 doubles have precedence.
The right barrel constantly shoots 5 shot groups of 6 cm/100 m... sometimes a bit better.
The left barrel also does, but point of impact is 10 cm high.
I zeroed for the right barrel, knowing, the second shot is "high".
I think & hope, within 50 m it is not a problem.
The load is the...
For thouse who are still interested....finding the way through the minefield of Baikal Double Rifle.
I mounted a used 1,5-4,5x18 Zeiss Diavari on a used rail mount, I both found in my workshop.
With 300 gr. HP Sierras, also leftovers from another project, I could hit the target at 100 m for...
The pistol that destroyed the British Empire....!
This pistol saved Winston Churchills life at the Battle of Omdurman in 1898.
Later on in 1940, he denyed peace with Germany....the beginning of the end.....
On my next trip to RSA, a 9,3x62 will accompany me.
A Mauser M98, 20" barrel, Zeiss 3-12x56 Diavari, German #1 on pivot mount, or ....
A Mannlicher-Schoenauer GK, 25,6" barrel, zeiss 2,5-10x52 Diavari, German #4 on claw mount.
This is a Mauser M71 single shot bolt action rifle in 11mm Mauser aka. .43Mauser, aka 11,15x60R.
German service rifle from 1871 to 1884.
You are right, it was made in Danzig Arsenal in 1877.
This is not a Mauser M71/84 repeating rifle, introduced in 1884.
I made a new stock for my M71 and...
But be carefully, as far as I know, Brno did not made 8x57I rifles at this time, but the more common and more powerfull 8x57IS only.
Check bore dimensions.... or even better have checked it by a competent gunsmith.
Anyways......I envey you,... great find!
We call it a "Fingerhaken",...finger hook.
I like it, because it offers a tight grip to the rifle and prevents the middle finger form beening injured under heavy recoil.
Recoil is not a problem with this 6,5x54 Mannlicher-Schoenauer, but I like it nontheless.
The rifle looks like a Hembrug Mannlicher......
This rifle, generally chambered in .256 Mannlicher, could not carry a .375 Holland & Holland Magnum cartridge.
Magazine was way to short.
What I think they advertised is a .400/375 Belted Nitro Express, a .375 Flanged Nitro Express 2 1/2" (not...
You are right....
When I bought this rifle, the barrel inside was completely gone.
This was the reason, because it was cheap.
I rebarreled it, new scope, and the spur (new word for me) on the trigger guard.
Barrel and scope, a Leupold 6,5-20x40, are in no way "traditional", but I like it...
Can not believe this... I have never encountered a Steyr barrel that did not meet C.I.P. dimensions, not since 1914..... not in any caliber.
C.I.P. dimensions are 8,80 mm Zug (groove), 9,15 mm Feld (land) .... these are minimum dimensions.
To compare, a .358 Winchester fireing .358 dia...
Do not worry about the .355 diameter you can find in literature.....
Actually, the CIP groove diameter of the 9x56 Mannlicher-Schoenauer is 9,15 mm/.360 dia.!!!
It can handle .358 dia bullets easily...
I also have tried the 225 gr. Sierra, works fine.
Just calculate it with QuickLoad.