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Our Price: $499.99

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Product Code: MANN0007

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New to RTI!

We now have a small batch of original Mannlicher M1890 Carbines available. These carbines are in good condition and are chambered in the 8x50R cartridge. This rare carbine was a transitional model between the full length M.1888 Mannlicher rifles and the later M.95 Carbines. These particular carbines have the same style magazine as the M.95, however it has 1888 style sights. This carbine also uses a rotating bolt head that is very similar in design to the M.95, which was a major improvement compared to the rear wedge-locking M.1888 rifle.

These guns came directly from Ethiopia and are all in 100% functional condition. Many of these carbines were used by the Austro-Hungarian military during WWI. They also saw extensive use by the Italians during the 30's in Africa. Some of these carbines are stamped "AOI" for Africa Orientale Italiana, from when the Italians occupied this portion of Africa from 1935 to 1941.

The stocks may have minor or dents or cracks. These guns are true, authentic pieces of history and should not be absent from any WW1 collection.

This is a great chance to get an extremely rare carbine - don't miss this opportunity!

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3 of 5 Rolled the dice on this one... and lost. January 23, 2023
Reviewer: Rory Lee from Berkeley, CA  
I am really interested in Carbines, so I was super excited when these became available again.  Unfortunately what I received was kind of a rusted mess.  Managed to un bed the receiver after half an hour and spent about four hours cleaning it up and oiling the stock.  Magazine spring was broken and I was unable to locate another one.  Barrel is at about 10% with no rifling at the last centimeter of barrel.  Bolt keeps moving out of battery when moved to the rear, causing it to bind up badly.  Stock had a huge wedge repair at the toe.  Personally I don't feel that this was worth the $500 I paid on it, however your luck might be better than mine.

I wish they had offered this as a B grade, but I noticed that they don't really do that on their antique rifles, so it really is luck of the draw, so be aware of this.

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