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M.95 Steyr Mannlicher Carbine Cal. 8x56 Budapest.

The M.95 carbines are in very good to excellent condition. All are original and are modified for the 8x56R Spitzer ammunition.

These guns come straight out of Ethiopia and are in fair to good condition. We do have Budapest and Steyr arsenals available.
The bores are in excellent condition and both carbines have the original grease on them.


The Mannlicher M1895 (German: Infanterie Repetier-Gewehr M.95, Hungarian: Gyalogsági Ismétlő Puska M95; "Infantry Repeating-Rifle M95") is a straight pull bolt-action rifle, designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher that used a refined version of his revolutionary straight-pull action bolt, much like the Mannlicher M1890 carbine. It was nicknamed the Ruck-Zuck-Gewehr by Austrian troops (ruck-zuck spoken as "roock-tsoock", in common language meaning "fast as a flash", at the same time echoing the repeating sound) and "Ta-Pum" by Italian troops who even wrote a song about it during World War I.

Originally they were chambered for the round-nosed 8×50mmR cartridge, but almost all were rechambered to accept the more powerful spitzer 8×56mmR cartridge in the 1930s.

Method of Operation

The M1895 is unusual in employing a straight-pull bolt action, as opposed to the more common rotating bolt-handle of other rifles. It combines a two lug rotating bolt head, similar in construction to that found on a Mauser rifle with a pair of helical grooves cut in the bolt body to turn the back and forth movement of the bolt handle and body into the rotational movement of the bolt head. The extractor performs both the usual function, and also has a tail attached which interfaces with slots on the cam surfaces of the bolt head to prevent the bolt head from rotating as a result of the striker's spring pressure once it has been unlocked.[5]

The angle of the cam surfaces in the bolt and bolt body is different from the angle at which the locking recesses are cut in the receiver of the rifle, the result is that the first 20 mm of travel of the bolt body results in the rotation of the bolt head but only about 3 mm of rearward movement, this gives mechanical advantage to the system and accomplishes primary extraction.

The result of this is that the user can pull the bolt back and forth in two movements rather than the up-back-forward-down of conventional turn bolt rifles. It is consequently renowned for combining relatively high rate of fire (around 20–25 rounds per minute) with reliability and sturdiness, although this requires decent care and maintenance. During Austro-Hungarian trials in 1892, rifles survived torture testing of firing 50,000 rounds without any form of lubrication.[6]

The rifle is loaded by means of a five-round en-bloc clip, which when loaded with cartridges, is pressed into the magazine of the rifle, where it is retained and acts at the feed lips of the magazine. When the last of the five rounds has been chambered, there is no longer anything retaining the clip in the magazine and it falls out a port in the bottom due to gravity. [1] There is a button in the front of the trigger guard which allows the user to eject a partially or fully loaded clip from the magazine when the bolt is open to unload the weapon. The clip will be ejected from the weapon quite energetically as the full force of the follower spring will be pressing against it.

The rifle is not designed to be loaded by any other means but the en-bloc clip. Attempts to single feed the rifle in absence of proper clips may cause damage to the extractor as it is not designed with enough travel to overcome the large rims of the 8x50mmR and 8x56mmR cartridges used in the M1895 unless they are fed under the extractor from the clip.


It was initially adopted and employed by the Austro-Hungarian Army throughout World War I, and retained post-war by both the Austrian and Hungarian armies. The main foreign user was Bulgaria, which, starting in 1903, acquired large numbers and continued using them throughout both Balkan and World Wars. After Austria-Hungary's defeat in World War I, many were given to other Balkan states as war reparations. A number of these rifles also saw use in World War II, particularly by second line, reservist, and partisan units in Romania, Yugoslavia, Italy, and to lesser degree, Germany. Post war many were sold as cheap surplus, with some finding their way to the hands of African guerrillas in the 1970s[citation needed] and many more being exported to the United States as sporting and collectible firearms. The M1895 bolt also served as an almost exact template for the ill-fated Canadian M1905 Ross rifle, though the later M1910 used a complicated interrupted-thread instead of two solid lugs.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Probably never issued August 27, 2022
Reviewer: BK from NC  
Received a Budapest, all numbers matching, still has all bluing, no wear at all. Has bright blonde stock, bore is bright and shiny. I'm pretty sure it was never issued.

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5 of 5 I was happy with the rifle i received. May 17, 2022
Reviewer: Dan M from Kenockee, MI United States  
I was happy with it.  The carbine i received was in really nice shape the only exception being that the firing pin tip was a lil too short but i got a replacement and i can always retip the old one. No missing parts. The bore couldve been a lil better but that is common with mil surps and i didnt get the hand select fee. externally it looks really nice and it shoots well with flat based bullets. There was no rust on it. I will order again. and in fact i just bought 2 more rifles. a chasspot carbine and verterli

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4 of 5 Quite surprised March 27, 2022
Reviewer: Geo from IL United States  
Stock is a 6/10 but the bore was great, very strong rifling and shiny once cleaned up a bit, Missing the rear sight slide and tiny stop screw, 90% bluing loss but other than that a great rifle for it's age.

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5 of 5 Absolutely impressed March 2, 2022
Reviewer: Braden K from Warrenton, MO United States  
I ordered one of these rifles thinking that it was going to be a garbage rod with a sewer pipe barrel. I was sorely mistaken. Even my FFL was impressed at how good of condition it was in. Bluing is around 95% all around and the bore is a definite good condition. Driving home, I was skeptical at the condition of the bore given how excellent the outside looked, but when I got home and cleaned the barrel, my jaw nearly dropped to the floor at the condition. Do not regret my purchase. Instant 5 out of 5 stars.

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4 of 5 Surprisingly good condition October 21, 2021
Reviewer: Jacob Werchau  
It had lots of surface rust on it but it was easy to remove. And the bore has almost no pitting to it.

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