Mannlicher-Schoenauer goes Africa....

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1903 model 6.5x54 aka .256 exspress. Built by Westley Richards. Built for a gentleman.

Beautiful pictures...

The rifle looks like built on the basis of a former greek military rifle?

Are there any marks on action/barrel indication the origin of this rifle?


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HWL, beautiful rifle..unfortunately it will not be possible to permanent export to SA...there are too much red tape:mad::LOL:
 

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Beautiful pictures...

The rifle looks like built on the basis of a former greek military rifle?

Are there any marks on action/barrel indication the origin of this rifle?


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This is a 1903 ms action with British Proof marks. I assume it was imported by WR as a barreled action and built up to compete against Rigby’s 275 / Mauser exclusivity.
 

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This is a 1903 ms action with British Proof marks. I assume it was imported by WR as a barreled action and built up to compete against Rigby’s 275 / Mauser exclusivity.

No doubt, it is an M1903.

But the bolt handle is unique, like the greek military version.

Have you ever looked for other proof marks than british?....covered by the stock?

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No doubt, it is an M1903.

But the bolt handle is unique, like the greek military version.

Have you ever looked for other proof marks than british?....covered by the stock?

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I haven’t seen any other proof marks under the stock but I did notice the initials FS and my imagination ran away with me thinking that it could have been built for Fred Selous!
 

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