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Old June 12, 2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Styre M95 help

Hi guys, just unboxed my Steyr M95 today and I look forward to the thing beating up my shoulder soon. I bought it from J+G sales and it looks to be in really good condition. I'm just having trouble figuring out when it was made. Any help with the markings would be great! If you need pics of other parts of the gun let me know. Serial number is 8883F

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Old June 12, 2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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The SN's were used over & over, as the years went by, with varying suffix's - why the bbl markings are the only way to date those rifles.

AFAIK, You most likely have a Stutzen ( "S" ), made in 1917 (Wn*17).

Here's a database thread: http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...my-Mannlichers


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Old June 12, 2013, 11:44 PM   #3
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Looks like Vienna 1917 to me. Good shooters, but they kick a bit. I think Fiocchi and Prvi Partisan are making reloadable ammo for these.
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Old June 13, 2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for the answers guys! It now passed my 1933 Nagant Revolver as my oldest gun. Can't wait to to take it out shooting! AIM surplus got 8x56r in stock the day after I ordered my rifle. Not bad timing if you ask me
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Old June 14, 2013, 03:29 AM   #5
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Nice looking rifle, I need to get my C&R!
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Old June 14, 2013, 06:02 AM   #6
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I have a Budapest Steyr. Make sure you get a bayonet for the rifle. Gives it a little better weight in the front, and looks really coolell
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Old June 14, 2013, 11:38 AM   #7
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This is one of those calibers that it really pays to handload for. Initial brass is expensive, whether from new ammo or as new cases, but the 2nd and subsequent loads it's 'free'.
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Old June 14, 2013, 07:02 PM   #8
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I just picked up PP ammo from AIM, 60 rnds. When I bought the rifle a few months back I picked up Lee dies for $30 off gunbrocker and 80 rnds surplus Nazi from LGS. Once I shoot up the PP I plan to reload it, now I just need to find some bullets.
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Old June 15, 2013, 11:39 AM   #9
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