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June 16, 2002, 12:06 PM
Can anyone help me with any info on a rifle i have been offered ?
it has 1927 stamped on the reciever and is a 6.5 x 54 mannlicher-schoenauer , it has a flush fitting 5 shot built-in mag . any help would be great. thanks

Mike Irwin
June 16, 2002, 02:51 PM

To the best of my knowledge, Breda made machine guns for the Italian military. Not very good machine guns, though.

I've never heard of them making rifles.

6.5 mm was the standard Italian military caliber.

Right now, though, without knowing more about the gun, or even seeing pictures, it might be pretty hard to figure out what you've got.

Daniel Watters
June 17, 2002, 01:51 PM
Breda and Steyr reportedly shared production of the M1903/14 rifle and carbine for Greek military use. The rifles were of the Mannlicher-Schoenauer pattern and were chambered in 6.5x54mm (not to be confused with the Italian 6.5x52mm service cartridge). 1927 would be pretty close to the end of production, as the Greeks adopted the Mauser-pattern FN M1924 7.92x57mm in 1930.