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!