New Firearm Purchase (Kinda rare)

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New Firearm Purchase (Kinda rare)

Post by The Twizzler » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:28 am

I just bought an M95 Steryer Carbine in 8x56 Hungarian rimmed (pics aren't mine but representative). It is in pristine condition with a great barrel.Mine was made in Ausrtria sometime between 1896-1918 that's as close as I can date it. It's a lightweight carbine with a straight pull bolt action with a Manlicher clip feed, meaning after the fifth shot the clip falls out the bottom(it can't be topped off). Weighs 9 lbs and feels really light and slim in hand. The bolt works great but if you take it out of the rifle you have to manually reset it, meaning you had better have some pretty good hand strength.
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Ammo isn't cheap at 2.00 a round for just surplus and it's a definite thumper. It also came in Nazi marked cardboard boxes.
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You can see the Nazi eagle on the bottom of the rim.
I did take the bolt apart ( I won't do it again , man it sucks to put back) but havent shot it yet I got 60 rounds for it so will shoot maybe 10-15 rounds and save the rest. They are kinda collectible. I hear the recoil is quite fierce.
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Re: New Firearm Purchase (Kinda rare)

Post by The Twizzler » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:34 am

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Re: New Firearm Purchase (Kinda rare)

Post by yossarian » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:14 am

Hmmm.
https://www.surviveoutdoors.net/series- ... gLdjfD_BwE


https://www.grafs.com/catalog/product/productId/12658

I'm too lazy to look for bullets too.

Fake edit: Graf's has bullets and cheaper dies from Lee
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Re: New Firearm Purchase (Kinda rare)

Post by NT2C » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:25 am

SGAmmo.com sometimes carries it when they can get it from Privi Partizan. Maybe request to be notified next time it comes in. They got $1.00 a round last time they sold it.
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Re: New Firearm Purchase (Kinda rare)

Post by Stercutus » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:50 am

I like the old wood rifles, very pretty. Big 5 used to sell these I think they were $79 (This was about two decades+ ago, they have only gone up since). You should let us know how it shoots.
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Re: New Firearm Purchase (Kinda rare)

Post by The Twizzler » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:14 pm

So took the old M-95 out shooting today. My impressions
1. At 100 yards with the horizontal sight up and using the base 100 scrit (sp?) range it shot surprisingly well for a 100+ year old rifle. It was just a hair to the right but vertical axis dead on.
2. The Nazi surplus ammo worked well (shot 10 rounds, it's expensive) you have to have the manlicher clips as well.
3.No problems with the straight pull bolt and I cleaned the rifle after with some windex (it's corrosive ammo) and then wiped it and put on some rem oil.
4. Recoil- if you shoot it standing it's fine, if you shoot it while sitting it hurts. 8x56R in a rifle this small and light is pretty stout.
5. If you take the bolt out of the rifle it will uncock itself (this isn't the right term but I cant think of a better way to describe it). Since it's a straight pull the bolt uses a spiral type action and releases itself making it shorter. You can not reinsert it without manually pulling both out and to the left on the bolt putting it in the extended position. This is quite hard and takes a lot of hand strength. I am a pretty big guy and I could barely do it. A tip:If you have a buddy you can use a US dime to keep it in the up position while doing this it will require three hands to use this method. I had to do it myself so didnt test it but hear it works.
Overall I was pleased with it and would recommend shooting it.
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