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Posted: 8/22/2017 1:01:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2017 1:02:07 PM EST by -Apocalypto-]
Been wanting one for the collection. Found this one for $200. This one was made in Austria in 1917 as a full length rifle in 8x50mm then converted in the 1930's to a carbine and re-chambered to 8x56mm. Many saw service in WW2 being issued to German reserve troops and police units. They use a clip similar to a Garand that is inserted into the magazine and drops out the bottom when you chamber the last round.  The barrel, bore and rifling are in excellent condition, all matching numbers (stock was forced matched during the 1930's conversion)  
I just think they are cool damn rifles. 







Link Posted: 8/22/2017 1:17:12 PM EST
Yep I like them too. I've got a Steyr and Budapest still with cosmo from 12 or more years ago. One of these days I might actually shoot them
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 1:26:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By -Apocalypto-:
Been wanting one for the collection. Found this one for $200. This one was made in Austria in 1917 as a full length rifle in 8x50mm then converted in the 1930's to a carbine and re-chambered to 8x56mm. Many saw service in WW2 being issued to German reserve troops and police units. They use a clip similar to a Garand that is inserted into the magazine and drops out the bottom when you chamber the last round.  The barrel, bore and rifling are in excellent condition, all matching numbers (stock was forced matched during the 1930's conversion)  
I just think they are cool damn rifles. 

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/139619/IMG_20170822_132411970_HDR-287374.jpg

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/139619/IMG_20170822_132420438-287375.jpg

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/139619/IMG_20170822_132434959_HDR-287376.jpg

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/139619/IMG_20170822_132447437-287377.jpg
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Yup they are, and can be addicting too. Next look for a LR, then some in the original chambering, then look for their Daddy




Then their grandaddy, etc.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 1:42:24 PM EST
I have one my great grandfather brought back from the Italian front in 1918 while serving in the US army ambulance service, section 545. It came back with an Italian Bodeo service revolver too. The rifle is in 8x50R still and I make rounds from x54R. They are cool rifles!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 1:43:27 PM EST
I used to run around our property with a demilled one of those and a Dreyse 1907 when I was little playing army man.

I still have the M95. I absolutely love it. I hope to own a functioning one someday.

Congrats on the purchase!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 1:51:16 PM EST
A buddy of mine has one, hard finding ammo, good shooter though, lots of fun.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 1:55:12 PM EST
Believe it or not, mine has the most beautiful stock and grain out of any rifle I own. I was shocked when I opened up the box.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:12:06 PM EST
I love mine.  One of my favorite milsurps.

I have a few hundred rounds of original ammo, but only shoot reloads now using PRVI brass, Sierra bullets and IMR 3031.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:13:30 PM EST
Damn I want one of those
Good job OP
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:16:28 PM EST
They're neat rifles. I have one dated from 1895 and unconverted.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:32:31 PM EST
Cool find. Got one of the carbines from a pawnshop a couple years back for a little less.
Never have gotten around to shooting it but its one of my favorite milsurp guns by looks.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:23:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Deny_Everything:
A buddy of mine has one, hard finding ammo, good shooter though, lots of fun.
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SGammo and AIMSurplus both have  PPU  8x56r in stock.  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:55:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2017 3:56:28 PM EST by NoMoAMMO]
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Originally Posted By Et2ss:


Yup they are, and can be addicting too. Next look for a LR, then some in the original chambering, then look for their Daddy

http://newphillysports.com/milsurp/sp1.jpg


Then their grandaddyetc.
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I've got one of these at the house.

(not my pic)
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