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Old 07-20-2008, 04:06 AM   #1
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Hey yall!

I got a Steyr Mannlicher 1888 rifle and I ve been searching on the net to find out what ammo it fires. However, there are several different opinions out there and I am now not sure. I know its 8mm but is it plain 8mm,8x52mm or 8x56R or something else??? Also if anyone knows where to get ammo for it, that would be a bonus. All you help is much appreciated! I sure would love to take it out to the range!



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Old 07-20-2008, 05:21 AM   #2
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does it not say somewhere on the barrel?



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NOPE! Nothing on the barrel to identify the caliber. Just a few markings which allowed me to find out it Austrian. However, I believe it rather 8x56 or an
8x50. I was able to find 8x56 Nazi surplus ammo, mostly from 1938. The rifle is definitely a Steyr Mannlicher 1888, an model that was used for the Austrian infantry.

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It couldn't be 8x56R unless it was rechambered at some point. The 1888s had ceased production before the 8x56R was developed, which was around 1930.

Best have the chamber cast

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I have a steyr m357 sig and was wondering where i could find a different barrel for this gun such as a 9mm or an 40 cal with a recoil spring any sites or sources thanks,



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