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Old 03-26-2012, 01:47 AM   #31
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I guess- cause it looks more like a ''clip'' than a ''magazine''
lol, I guess so.

I just thought of a few more questions I want to know.

How is it's accuracy? How does it compare to other rifles of WW2 (is it closer to a Mosin, or a Mauser?)

How well were they built?

I may be able to get one sooner then I though. I think my family thinks I've gone crazy though. They mostly only use guns for hunting, I don't. Plus, they think I talk about guns to much. That may have some truth in it though.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:36 AM   #32
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lol, I guess so.

I just thought of a few more questions I want to know.

How is it's accuracy? How does it compare to other rifles of WW2 (is it closer to a Mosin, or a Mauser?)

How well were they built?

I may be able to get one sooner then I though. I think my family thinks I've gone crazy though. They mostly only use guns for hunting, I don't. Plus, they think I talk about guns to much. That may have some truth in it though.
The actual term for the "clip" is "stripper clip" due to the fact that you "strip" the rounds off the clip when you insert them. HOWEVER, that is not the case with the M95.. as it employs the en-bloc style of clip. Some models were converted to use a standard style stripper clip but those are usually capture guns and were designated by M95/24 or M95M.

The action is very strong since it employs the use of a straight pull bolt design rather than the standard rotating bolt that we're so used to but according to research, the "achilles heel", if you will, was that the extractors were a bit weak and prone to breakage..

BTW, you're not crazy... LOL You've just got the disease we all have here: Collectors Virus.. Very contageous and no known cure (that I am aware of)...
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just my $.02...i was taught that clips are used to fill magazines. the nm-95's magazine is fixed and the en-bloc clip is used to fill it, as t.o.m. mentions.

i think the straight-pull mechanism is the weak point of the m95 and swiss rifles in that they don't have the camming power of turn-bolts. which camber a reluctant round or loosen tight, fired brass that would tie up the m95 or swiss; neither would be my choice for a muddy foxhole, but i love "em anyway.
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t.w.w.

the prices on milsurps from the ww2 era keep going up, so you can't get hurt too much if you add one to your collection.

m95s are really fine if you reload, especially with cast bullets at about 1800 fps. modern factory loads or surplus kick pretty bad, so i stick to cast stuff. brass is available from graf's and jacketed .338s can be swaged to .331" in a lee bullet sizer for those non-casters.

check sarco or numrich for at least a couple of clips and enjoy.
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t.w.w.

the prices on milsurps from the ww2 era keep going up, so you can't get hurt too much if you add one to your collection.

m95s are really fine if you reload, especially with cast bullets at about 1800 fps. modern factory loads or surplus kick pretty bad, so i stick to cast stuff. brass is available from graf's and jacketed .338s can be swaged to .331" in a lee bullet sizer for those non-casters.

check sarco or numrich for at least a couple of clips and enjoy.
Thanks for the advice. When I get one, I'll have to get the reloading stuff for it.

Guys, I WILL get one eventually, but I ran into a problem that sort of concerns me. I could not really find a good source of ammo for it, and the ammo I did find (hornady) was $2 per round . I may wait a little on it (I will probably get one this year though). Money is tight for me right now, so I'll probably go with something that shoots cheap/cheapish ammo for now (possibly a Nagant revolver, or a 8mm Mauser)

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Is the one your wanting chambered in 8x50mm or 8x56mm? Some of the early 8x50mm's were converted to 8x56mm(more power) during the war.
it's chambered in 8x56R
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Aimsurplus.com sells Prvi prartizan 8x56R for about a buck a round.19.95 box of 20.non corrosive-reloadable brass & very tamable round.
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Sweeeet. I won't be able to get it yet because I have to finish paying off a few bills (plus, the federal work study job I have ends in 4-5 weeks), but I think I have a good job lined up for the summer, so I can get it (and a few other guns ) then.

Here's what my goal is for the summer

M95 Steyr Mannlicher Carbine
Tula M1895 Nagant Revolver
SKS or a M24/47 Yugo Mauser
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t.w.w.,

seeing your goals i wonder if you reload. sks ammo is relatively inexpensive and available, but the nagant and m95 are real expensive to feed and the 8 maus. isn't far behind unless you stuff them yourself.

all are good, inexpensive deals for collectors, but if you want a nice pistol that is pretty cheap to feed, won't break the bank and shoots well the czech cz82 in 9mm makarov is hard to beat. brown bear ammo (russian) is about $11 for 50. most of the milsurp distributors have them at affordable prices, but i'm sure they'll go up.
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I'll have to look into that CZ 82.

I am just getting started reloading, but just for 30-06 for now. I think you can still get 8mm pretty cheap, and nagant isn't too bad (probably will end up reloading for it though), but I will definitely reload for the M95.
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