Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles



Portuguese Steyr
M1896 Mannlicher
Training Rifle
Calibre .22
Price: £495 - Sold

Mint Condition

The Kingdom of Portugal bought about 12,500 6.5mm Mannlicher rifles and carbines from Steyr, the first batch was in 1896, for the Navy and Cavalry, and the remainder in 1898 for the Artillery.

These rifles carry "CI" crests for Carlos I of Portugal.

In 1946 a few hundred of the Portuguese Mannlichers were adapted to fire the 5.6mm calibre (.22 Rimfire), for training purposes