Alright, ladies and gentlemen. It is time for another Firearm of the Week. This week's firearm is another one of my personal favorites, the Steyr - Mannlicher Model 1895 Repertiergewehr.
One of Ferdinand Ritter Von Mannlicher's most brilliant designs, the Repertiergewehr (Ismétlö Puska) M95 was a high powered straight pull rifle that served the Empire of Austria-Hungary, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and many other nations faithfully in many wars including the Boxer Rebellion, Balkan Wars, World War One, and World War Two. It was chambered in a range of calibers, specifically 8x50R (Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria pre-1930s), 8x56R (Austria, Hungary, and Bulgaria post 1930s) and 8x57mm Mauser (Yugoslavia). Very reliable and with a high rate of fire as well, the Steyr Mannlicher was feared by the Italians in World War One, who even wrote songs about the devastating power of the rifle. Able to more than match an Enfield or Semi-Auto with its speedy, slick action, it also found favor after World War One in the hands of many Balkan Nations. Many of these post-war rifles were converted over to carbine (Karabiner 95) and short rifle (Stutzen 95) format. Second only to the Gewehr 98, I consider this rifle to be one of the greatest service rifles in history, and they are a reasonably well priced rifle that is great as an option to start your collection.
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