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Mannlicher 1888/90 Ethiopian "Cut-Down" Rifles

Mannlicher 1888/90 Ethiopian "Cut-Down" Rifles

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Our Price: $299.99

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Product Code: MANN0006-0003

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New to RTI! The "Ethiopian Cut Down" Model 1888/90 Mannlicher Rifle

These guns come straight out of Ethiopia and are all in 100% functional condition. Many of these rifles were used by the Austro-Hungarian military and have unit markings, as well as property markings of "AOI", Africa Orientale Italiana, when the Italians claimed these weapons and used them from 1935 to 1941. These particular rifles were shortened by the Ethiopian military to a variety of lengths. On average, these rifles were shortened anywhere from 5-12 inches, although some may be longer or shorter than this. Otherwise, these rifles are identical to the standard M1888/90 pattern rifles. These rifles are at a reduced price and a very interesting part of Ethiopian and Austro-Hungarian history!

The Model 1888/90 cut down rifles are in fair condition.

Please note: The stocks might have some dings, dents or small cracks. Cracks in the stock are usually in the wrist area and generally can be repaired/reinforced with some work. Trigger may be non-operational/trigger sear may be broken. These rifles may also have some light pitting or surface rust in some areas. The rifles may have a missing safety lever. These guns are true, authentic pieces of history and should not be missing in any WW1 and Austro-Hungarian firearms collection.

This is a great chance to get this historical rifle for your collection!

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Buy January 19, 2023
Reviewer: Charlene from GA  
The rifle came yesterday, has the really rough wire-wheeling or grinding on exposed end of barrel,and some age cracks along grain in stock.  Bore is dark, but surprisingly good, and action works perfectly. No parts were missing, and only broken part was the volley pin on middle band. I'll use the pressed dowel technique on the cracks. I'm quite satisfied with it overall.

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5 of 5 Great, for me. . . January 15, 2023
Reviewer: Robert Wolfman from belvidere, NJ United States  
This is a great rifle for a fixer-upper project, this is going to be a wall hanger for me so I don't care if the boor is in terrible condition, I will be happy with its retiring on my wall after its long history of service. I will restore it to British Museum standard. Starting as a police officer weapon for 20 years somewhere in the gigantic Austro Hungarian empire, then serving on the front lines in World War I, then being inspected and stored in Italy, turn onto Ethiopia where I participated in he Italian Ethiopian war in 1935 and then also in the communist revolution. The chance that this rifle wasn't used in combat is extraordinarily unlikely thank you royal tiger imports!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Smoothest straight pull I've felt! November 1, 2022
Reviewer: Darren  
I bought 1 during the sale.  Came fully intact, no pieces missing, and the barrel was acceptable.  Ran snap caps thru it and functions perfectly, including the last-round en-bloc eject.  It's the single smoothest straight pull I own, including even comparing to Swiss K-31 style ones.  Highly recommend if you're a collector and they're running a discount.

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