Hungarian 8mm Mauser

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Shihan, May 7, 2010.

  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I was looking at a Hungarian 8mm Steyr, and thinking of getting it. I enjoy the old Rifles.
    I know nothing about them. This one the bolt slides straight back. It looked like this one here.
    What is a fair price to give for one?
    I don't know if the price is about equal to what you pay for a Mosin.
    It looked in very good condition. Thanks.
     

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Link to article that MAY be about your rifle: Modern Firearms - Steyr Mannlicher M95 (M1895) rifle

    In general, interesting rifles, decent strength action, etc. Couple of key items- Caliber MAY not be 8mm Mauser, but an 8mm RIMMED cartridge. They are still available, but do not interchange with 8mm Mauser. Second, unless used as a single shot, these require the use of a clip (not a magazine, but a clip) that, much like the Carcano, is inserted, held in the magazine during firing, and drops out after the last shot.

    And if you like older guns, are in the US, and have not already done so, consider getting your 03 C&R FFL. Most fun you can have for $30. See cruffler.com for more info.
     

  3. m72law

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    +3 c3shooter....check out S.O.G.(southernohioguns) they still have these rifles for the same price as the mosins(close)...the ammo is harder to find.Myself,it is a worthy rifle to own....and if you do pickup one of these rifles and shoot it with the ''nazi'' ammo...(better off,cheaper reloading for this cal.)...you might want to get a recoil pad to put on the buttend of this MULE!!!:eek:...shes a kicker w/the surplus ammo...like c3shooter said about your C&RFFL...it'll be the best 30bucks you ever spent...just make the necessary preparations to go broke:D...but watch how fast your toolsafe grows;)
     
  4. c3shooter

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    Please note- the cartridge IS 8x56 RIMMED- at least on the SOG guns. That is not 8mm Mauser. And can be fairly hard to find.
     
  5. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I reviewed yesterday, did the long web checking on who sells and ammo availability - wife did give me approval; however, ammo access will be an issue. Some places had Nazi ammo for sale for a high price.

    After sleeping on it! I will pass on a beautiful weapon - the stock was excellent condition :(. Could use it as a wall piece! :eek: What am I thinking!
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I would shoot it rarely just have it to put in the collection.
     
  7. Esteban

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    I have had several of these , carbine & long gun & really liked them. 8x56r is the most popular caliber you will see .CHECK before shooting . Ammo used to be cheap,,, but not any longer. Much of it & the clip will be Nazi stamped. There is a group out west that uses these rifles for hunting.

    Also, I think " Hornady " makes new ammo in 8 x 56r.

    ALSO, the little carbine with surplus ammo has " mucho recoil !"
     
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  8. budman46

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    if one casts reloads, this is a great little gun (i do and i love mine). if not, surplus ammo is getting pricier every day and it is supposed to really kick.

    at the price, i might be tempted anyway... :)
     
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  10. Esteban

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    LOL ! They do kick ! I still have some ammo as well. A friend has an Enfield Jungle Carbine & it is rough to shoot, too.
    The earlier M95's were 8 x50R, the later were upped to 8 x 56R. NOT interchangeable . If I remember right, the larger caliber rifles had a large " S " stamped " on the receiver. I really like these old rifles a lot.
     
  11. Bigdog57

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    Yugoslavia did rebarrel some Steyrs into 7.92 Mauser, as the M95M Stutzen Rifle (NOT a carbine, it has the rifle sights and stock hardware).
    This was due to war reparations after WWI, and they did not want to have to field rifles in dissimilar calibers. The M95M was intended for Engineers and other non-frontline troops. It has the short barrel like the carbine, with the bolt and magazine modified for the Mauser round. The magazine has the clip permanently afixed and the bottom of the magwell is capped off.

    You think 8X56 in this light platform kicks...? The 8mm Mauser kicks harder!

    Hard to find these now. Mine was stolen - I hope the thief tried to use the wrong ammo in it...... :mad:

    My current M95 is in 8X56 Hungarian - I reload for it, using new brass. The big .330 bullets are more expensive, so I shoot it on rare occasions.
     
  12. Esteban

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    I have an 8mm German Mauser & it doesn't seem to kick as bad. I would wonder what it would be like in a M-95 converted to 8mm Mauser ?

    This thread got me thinking about these old rifles I used to have , & I found some ammo, 8x56R, that I still have leftover !
     
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