Mannlicher Schönauer 'Prewar' M1900, M1903, M1905, M1908, M1910, M1924, 'M1925' or 'High Velocity'

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What is your favorite 'prewar' Mannlicher Schönauer?

  1. M1903, M1905, M1908, M1910, M1924, M1925, M1900, 'Greek'

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  1. Brian Rothhammer

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    This article, on Revivalier, has an image of a Mannlicher Schönauer GK in 7X64 and information regarding the cartridge.

    http://revivaler.com/the-7x64-brenneke/

    I've been going through some posts on NitroExpressForums and , per Kuduae (Saxon forester Axel Eichendorff), the GK designates "gerader kolben", or 'straight (buttstock)'. From reading other posts it seems the GK was available on more than one model. The models were 1950, 1952, ... whereas the letter designations referred to stock configuration to wit:

    GK - gerader kolben, or 'straight stock'
    MC - Monte Carlo
    MCA - Monte Carlo Amerikanisch (per Kuduae - some other sources have it as 'Monte Carlo All - purpose')
    NO - ? (may mean 'normal?)

    Again, I am more familiar with the 'prewar' models which all had identical 'buttstocks' but were available in the well known stutzen (stocked to muzzle) and in 'half stock' of various lengths, including my personal favorite, the 'take down model'. Kuduae and others 'on the continent' have indicated that the 7X64 is among the most commonly encountered of the 1950 and 1952 MS models there, though it seems to be quite scarce in the U.S..

    From the 1939 Stoeger:
    ST39 400dpi Mannlicher Schoenauer 1 001 (4).jpg
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  3. Brian Rothhammer

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    Indeed, the pre - M1924 MS has the smoothest action and magazine feed of any firearm you'll ever handle provided it is fed ammunition of the proper profile, particularly overall length and shape of bullet tip. With the addition of the 'guide ring' to the Schoenauer magazine that occurred with the M1924, such careful feeding is not as crucial.

    Scope mounts, you say? Here's more fun stuff from the '39 Stoeger:

    First a 'claw mount' for Mousies. Note the 'see through' rings. My M1910 Takedown MS wears a Gerard B on claw mounts.
    ST39 400dpi 45 Mauser Big Game Rifles 001 (4).jpg
    ST39 400dpi Stoeger Side Mounts 001.jpg ST39 400dpi 241 Scope 001 (3).jpg ST39 400dpi 219 MS Lyman Sights 001 (6).jpg
    ST39 400dpi 235 MS Parker Sight 001 (7).jpg
    ST39 400dpi 219 MS Lyman Sights 001 (4).jpg

    This is the sweet little unit that goes on the back of n MS bolt.
     
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    that's a lot of information to study, thanks for the guidance! It looks like mine is likely a NO model since the chambering, bolt, and stock style
     

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    All part of the fun!
     

  6. Von Dutch

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    Thought you might like to see my 1959 GK in 7x64. Hendoldt scope which is the forerunner of the Ziess Z series and beautifully clear. This rifle shoots 170gr Norma Vulcans to 0.8" with VV N560 powder.
    Regards.
    Mike

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