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Product Code: MANN0006

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Model 1888/90 Mannlicher Rifle

The Model 1888/90 rifles are in fair condition.

These guns come straight out of Ethiopia. We do not check the bores, unless a hand select fee is paid. Bores range from poor to good. Please keep in mind that these guns are 130 years old and back then there were no "non Corrosive" primers available. 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.

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: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Cool rifle October 2, 2022
Reviewer: Julian T from NC  
Bought this during the labor day sale. Rifle came complete minus the safety lever. Metal has no blueing left but is otherwise in great shape. Bore still has strong rifling. Wood is in good condition and has a faint AOI stamp which I am happy to see. Action is smooth.  Barrel bands and stacking lug are loose but present. Overall I am satisfied and would recommend.

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1 of 5 Save your money September 26, 2022
Reviewer: David W. from Indiana, United States  
I picked up one of the 88/90s on sale, which maybe price should have been my first clue there would be issues. I expected a shot out or corroded barrel to an otherwise somewhat original, albeit in maybe a little rougher condition, gun. What I ended up with was a rifle with a barrel with multiple obvious bulges, fitted to a parts bin stock from who knows what. This fitting must have been somewhat recent because the barrel channel still has pretty bright wood after being hogged out to fit the barreled action. Looks like a carbide burr was used to fit a butt plate. The misc. store bought wood screws holding some parts on is also a nice touch. And of course, missing safety. I expected some issues, but this is beyond what I imagined. I’ve tried to contact via email and phone for questions and issues with FedEx with no response or answer. I don’t expect help with this. Save your money, this is absolutely not worth it even at the sale price.

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5 of 5 Great rifle September 23, 2022
Reviewer: Shane from KS  
I ordered one of these during the flash sale. Was very surprised with what I got. Stock was beautiful other then one crack. Had very strong marking. Bore was a little dark but very strong rifling. It was missing the safety and stacking rod. The big surprise was that I actually received a true 1890 rifle, had the heavier chamber and the 1890 sight, not the 88 sight with the 90 plates on it. I’ll have to order another and see if I get the 88/90 this time. Over a great rifle. Couldn’t be any happier.

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5 of 5 Hand select 1888/90 July 14, 2022
Reviewer: Michael from PA  
I'd give more than 5 stars if I could, My rifle came completely intact with a beautiful stock and a bore that has strong rifling considering its age I'm very pleased.

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5 of 5 Impressed with my rifle July 2, 2022
Reviewer: Chris P from TN  
I was impressed with my rifle. Everything was in working order and intact. It was absolutely filthy which is the norm with Africa import stuff. Only real negative was the mottled surface rust throughout the rifle. Nothing outrageous and a thorough cleaning will do it wonders.

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