Later Up-Graded in Austria to the M95/30 Stutzen
The three main variants were the Rifle, Stutzen (Short Rifle) & Carbine
The Mannlicher M1895 is a straight pull bolt-action rifle, designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher that used a refined version of his straight-pull action bolt.
By 1930 Austria began to convert most of the M95 rifles
to the 8x56R M30 ammunition, using the same Mannlicher en bloc clips.
The rifle is loaded by means of a five-round clip, which
when loaded with cartridges, is pressed into the magazine of the rifle,
where it is retained and acts at the feed lips of the magazine. When the
last of the five rounds has been chambered, there is no longer anything
retaining the clip in the magazine and it falls out a port in the bottom
due to gravity.
The rifle is not designed to be loaded by any other means.
Attempts to single feed the rifle in absence of proper clips may cause
damage to the extractor as it is not designed with enough travel to overcome
the large rims of the 8x50mmR and 8x56mmR cartridges used in the M1895
unless they are fed under the extractor from the clip.
It was initially adopted and employed by the Austro-Hungarian Army throughout World War I, and retained post-war by both the Austrian and Hungarian armies.
** We keep spare clips in stock for these rifles
at £6 each **