View Full Version : What a find!

01-27-2006, 07:42 PM
Doesn't everybody need one?


capt jake
01-27-2006, 07:47 PM
That's a beauty. I can't locate the price, almost afraid to find out. :eek: Not that I am interested; I sold my collection a few years back.

Nicholas Carey
01-27-2006, 09:16 PM
That's great!

But even better, They've got [stripper] clips for my Mannlicher-Schoenoer M1903 carbine, 6.5x54 M-S


01-27-2006, 09:40 PM
Why the two triggers?

01-28-2006, 03:17 AM

Nicholas Carey
01-28-2006, 02:40 PM
The double set trigger is great. There's two modes of fire:

1. "Set" (cock) the trigger mechanism by pulling the after trigger to the first detent. Fire is then obtained with a light touch (maybe 1/2 pound or so) on the forward trigger.

2. Then there's the "I need fire in a hurry mode". Using the rear trigger like a conventional trigger and pulling past the first detent fires the weapon normally.

With the trigger set and using just the folding leaf sight (100/300 metres), I can pretty regularly get a 2-inch group at 100 yards with factory (Dynamit-Nobel) ammunition. And I wouldn't by any means call myself a great shot.

The Mannlicher-Schonauer 1903 in 6.5x54 M-S was in Vogue in the '20s for elephant hunters. They loaded bronze solids. The cartridge is known for its penetrating abilities (the bullets typically have a very high sectional density: the normal 160 gr round nose bullet is 0.256 inches in diameter and close to 2 inches long). With a bronze solid (basically a bullet shaped chunk of bronze wire), you can imagine it behaves pretty much like nail gun.