What Caliber Steyr Mannlicher

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Nighthawk, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

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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! :cool:
     
  2. Braeden

    Braeden New Member

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    does it not say somewhere on the barrel?
     

  3. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

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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.
     
  4. FALPhil

    FALPhil New Member

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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
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  5. nlant

    nlant New Member

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    Steyr M handgun barrels

    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,