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WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle Wit Bolt Action 8 mm Rifles
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WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle Wit Bolt Action 8 mm Rifles

RiflesBolt ActionUsed£ 945

**MINT BORE**WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle With Steyr Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 18614 - 18614

Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (March 30, 1838 - 1911) was a General in the Austrian Army and a weapons designer of the late 19th century, who was responsible for several rifle and revolver designs in affiliation with the Steyr Company; these weapons were used by the armed forces of the Austrian Empire and several other nations. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. One of his designs was sold to the French Navy, and was later adapted by the French Army. Kropatschek patent weapons were used by the French Army and Navy during the First World War. This is a good example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle, in calibre 8x56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork which has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use and an old stable crack to the underside of the shoulder stock. The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ and ‘M1886’.The action and barrel are stamped with matching numbers ‘A306’. The bolt has Steyr’s combined ‘OEWG’ mark & un-matching number. It is complete with correct sling swivels, block fore sight (blade absent), graduated ladder rear sight, cleaning rod and bayonet lug. The rifle comes with its original Sword Bayonet which has a clean 18 ½” single edged blade with fullers. It’s steel cross guard with muzzle ring is stamped ‘M87’. Its slab wood grips have the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The blade has the combined ‘OEWG’ Steyr mark. The Armoury signature usually found on the spine of the blade is present but rubbed and un-readable. The push button on its steel pommel works correctly. The bayonet has its original steel scabbard with steel frog bar. The frog bar is stamped with Steyr’s OEWG’ mark. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18614
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CategoryRifles
SubcategoryBolt Action
ConditionUsed
Price£ 945
Sale typeTrade
MakeWW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr
Calibre8 mm
ModelModel 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle Wit
Antiqueyes
MechanismBolt Action
Your referencesn 18614
Gun StatusActivated
Recommended UsageCollection item

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