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vanfunk
August 21, 2000, 07:44 AM
Hi folks. I have an Austrian-made Mannlicher-Schoenauer(Steyr) chambered for .257 Roberts. It is marked "Original Mannlicher-Schoenauer Mod. 1950" on the receiver ring, and "Stoeger Arms Corporation New York" and "Steyr" on the magazine baseplate. It has the classic "butterknife" bolt handle. Does anyone out there have one like this? It is a very accurate, attractive rifle. I've never seen another one like it. Anyone know how many were impoeted, and in what calibers? Were these sporterized and rechambered military guns? Thanks!

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fal308
August 21, 2000, 07:57 AM
Steyr Mannlicher Model 1950;
A .257 Roberts, .270 Winchester or .30-06 caliber bolt action sporting rifle with a 24 inch barrel and 5 shot rotary magazine. Blued with a checkered walnut stock having an ebony pistolgrip cap and forend tip. Mfgd from 1950 - 1952.
Carbine - as above with a 20 inch barrel and Mannlicher-style stock. Fitted with a steel forend cap. Mfgd 1950 - 1952.

vanfunk
August 22, 2000, 10:51 AM
fal308- Thank you! If they were manufactured for only two years there must not be many of them out there...
Just curious, where'd you get your info? Does your source have any more info about production numbers, values, etc? Thanks again.
vanfunk

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James K
August 22, 2000, 09:14 PM
Strange as it may seem, we sold a fair number of those Model 50s in that time period. They are attractive and neat looking. Mounting a scope is a problem, but some folks just wanted a short, light deer rifle for woods use.

There was a Model 1952 and then a Model 1956, also, with a swept back bolt handle.

They all held value well; a Model 50 in 100% will bring well over $800 with the 6.5 x 54 carbine running almost $1000. I think it's that bolt handle. It's impractical as hell, but it looks sooo neat!

Jim

fal308
August 23, 2000, 07:59 AM
IIRC I pulled the info from an older Standard Catalog of Firearms. 1996 edition, I believe. The Blue Book should also have about the same information.

vanfunk
August 23, 2000, 11:53 AM
Thanks, guys. It is a neat, handy, attractive rifle. Jim, you're right on about the bolt handle. Very slow to operate comparatively, but it looks gooood. Mine has an old 4x scope of indeterminate origin in a Griffin and Howe detachable mount. Thanks again for the input.
vanfunk

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