Steyr Mannlicher-Schoenauer M1905 In 9x56mm Bolt Action Rifle, C&R

SOLD FOR: $812

WOA# WY240315JV008

Make: Steyr, Austria

Model: Mannlicher-Schoenauer

Serial Number: None

Year of Manufacture: Circa, early 1900s

Caliber: 9x56mm

Action Type: Bolt Action, Rotary Mag Fed.

Markings: The top of the receiver is marked, “PATENT MANNLICHER-SCHOENAUER / M1905” The side is marked, “OESTERR. WAFFENFABR-GES.STEYR” The safety is marked, “32” There are various proof marks throughout. The barrel is marked, “C MENTEL CASSEL”

Barrel Length: 17.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetailed blade set on a ramp. The rear sight is a V-notch flip up rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a checkered Mannlicher walnut stock with a capped semi-pistol grip, straight fluted comb, and serrated vulcanized rubber buttplate. There are faint handling marks. The checkering is very sharp. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. This is not the original stock configuration.The stock rates in at about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright, The rifling is sharp. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 7/10.

Many military and C&R eligible weapons have bores that will show erosion. This is not only due to age but to the fact that corrosive primers were commonly used in ammunition worldwide. For example, the U.S. used corrosive ammunition throughout WWII. The U.S. military did not begin to phase out corrosive-primed ammunition until the 1950s.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its finish. The finish has thinning, small nicks, and light scratches. The finish has gone to patina. There are pitting marks underneath the finish. The makings are mostly clear. The screwheads are lightly worn. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition as a C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Leather sling.

Our Assessment: The Steyr Mannlicher-Schoenauer M1905 is a classic bolt-action rifle manufactured by the Austrian company Steyr Mannlicher. It was designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher and Otto Schönauer. Chambered in 9×56 Mannlicher-Schoenauer, the M1905 featured a five-round internal rotary magazine. This design allowed for smooth and reliable feeding, reducing the risk of rimlock common in other magazine-fed rifles of the time. The M1905 was known for its high-quality craftsmanship and accuracy, making it a favorite among European hunters and marksmen. Its elegant lines and ergonomic design contributed to its appeal, and it became renowned for its performance in the field. -R.E.

Steyr Mannlicher-Schoenauer M1905 In 9x56mm Bolt Action Rifle, C&R
Steyr Mannlicher-Schoenauer M1905 In 9x56mm Bolt Action Rifle, C&R