For Sale Steyr Mannlicher Full Take-Down Rifle

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  1. rookhawk

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    Here is a fun gun for someone to enjoy. I bought it thinking it would be great for my kids when traveling but realized later that the recoil would be heavy for such a compact gun and I thought otherwise.

    It's an Austrian Ferlach built Mannlicher Model 1895 in 8x50R. I cannot ascribe the gun to a particular maker but I assume someone that gets into the gun would find additional proof marks that would pinpoint the manufacturer in Austria. For those unfamiliar with the model, it is a magnificently designed straight-pull gun ideal for driven and running game due to the speed you can operate the bolt. Ammo is readily available in the US market along with reloading components. The gun is an extermely rare "British Style" take down rather than the more typical definition of a Mannlicher take-down that usually means only the stock comes off. This little package could be put in a case that measures little more than 21" disassembled! Full mannlicher stock of about 19". The bore is a bit gray and needs some clean up as I pushed a couple patches through and it weeps lead. I'd call the bore "good" at present but I think it could be much improved with some cleanup. It has a single trigger with an adjustable weight via a screw in the trigger guard. A little TLC would bring this gun back to a real showpiece if you wanted to restore the wood that is in decent condition as it is. The wood has a plugged hole at near the muzzle, a well executed repair to a splinter near the muzzle, various small dents, and a small chip out of the raised cheek piece. Length of pull is somewhere around 13.5". The action is tastefully engraved. The front ramp is engraved, as is the rear sight island which features a standing and folding sight. It is curio & relic eligible.

    $1500 delivered in the lower 48 for an easy sale. You can't find a takedown anything for that kind of money.

    To operate the rifle, you pull straight back on the bolt and simple rack it forward. Once you're used to the bolt functionality, you can reload without lowering the rifle. It has a safety to lock the bolt in cocked and uncocked states.

    The gun is so compact you'd need to find a large pistol case to accommodate it, take down shotgun cases are way too big. It would be a blast to use on cull hunts or hog hunts with its fast reloading being ideal for driven game.


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  2. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Nice rifle "rookhawk".
    Witold
     

  3. Lance Hopper

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    Are you entertaining any trades at this time.
     

  4. rookhawk

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    Yes. The gun is worth $2600-$3200 retail, so I’d have to consider whether the trade involved a gun of equal retail value, rarity, and liquidity.

    $1500 was the cash is king price, because cash is king. :)
     

  5. Lance Hopper

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    Let me know what kinds of guns/calibers you like. I have stuff all over the map.
     

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    Wonderful rifle Rookhawk!
     

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    Where do you find this stuff!?! Awesome rifle!!!
     

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    Rookhawk, I've cleaned up more than one bore with a little 0000 steel wool wound into a slightly oversize bronze bristle brush and a product called "Kroil." Although a good rust eater from an automotive parts supplier would probably work just as well.
     
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    I always have a couple cans of kroil in the shop. Fantastic stuff!
     
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  10. rookhawk

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    English makes. Mannlichers. Ferlachs. Double rifles. Model 21 and model 70 Winchester’s. (Pre-64) High quality SxS shotguns. Beretta SO series guns. Drillings. Anything detailed or made by Von Lengerke and Detmold, Von Lengerke and Antoine, Abercrombie & Fitch, Griffin & Howe, Scottish makers Martin/Dickson/Mortimer/MacNaughton, Sedgley rifles, Paul Jaeger rifles, Prectel actions, Reimer Johansson actions, etc.
     

  11. rookhawk

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    Reduced: $1395 and free shipping in USA. (Lower 48)
     

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    Reduced: $1350 and free shipping in lower 48.
     

  13. rookhawk

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    Reduced to $1300
     

  14. rookhawk

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    Reduced to $1195 and free shipping in lower 48.
     

  15. rookhawk

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    Lets get it sold. $1000 plus shipping, best and final.

    Where the hell will you find a takedown rifle for 2x that? A non-takedown just got put up on "another safari site" for $1495! Take-down rifles typically sell for 2.5x that of non-take downs. Heck, even military non-take down Steyr Mannlichers sell for $650.
     

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    That's a good deal and I hear you but I'm afraid once the boomers are gone, there will be a veritable biblical flood of firearms for sale. My buddies in the gunshops have been talking about young people bringing in Dad's guns and selling them for half or less of replacement value. I am in the process of thinning my herd trying to get a jump on the coming mad rush to unload firearms.
    Forgot to ask if you had any prospects from the online sites?
     

  17. rookhawk

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    Yes. The Francotte Double Rifle in 416 sold in 48 hours with a full price backup offer in the wings. Ironically, to an AH member. I guess once I list online on a gun site, then the AH community gets serious about buying something off this great forum.
     

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    Is the bullet diameter .318 or .323?
     

  19. rookhawk

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    I believe the 8x50R is a .321" bullet diameter. Older rifle, you'd need to slug it to see if .323" will work, probably will work splendidly.
     

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    Do you possibly have any brass or dies that will go with it?
     

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