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Swiss
1893 Mannlicher Carbine
7.5 x 53.5mm
Obsolete Calibre.

When the Swiss attempted to create a cavalry carbine for their 7.5 round, they made several attempts to shorten the 1889 Schmidt-Rubin.
The most interesting attempt include a folding wooden stock , which feature a large hinge in the buttstock. However, due to the length and weakness of the 89 action, none of these attempts were successful.

As a result, in 1893 the Swiss government began trials to select a new carbine. Several designs were submitted. SIG submitted two turn-bolt designs,
both turn-bolt and straight-pull Mannlichers were submitted, as well as a modified Mauser design and a straight-pull design by Vogelsang and Krauser.

In the end, the compactness of the straight-pull Mannlicher, won the day

The 1893's bolt and receiver are almost identical to those of the Austrian M1895.
For bolt disassembly and re-assembly instructions click here. However, unlike the M1895, the Swiss 1893 uses a detachable box magazine, fed by the
standard Swiss stripper clips.

Other features of the 1893s included a full length stock and handguard, protected front sight, and a German-style sling-anchor in the buttstock.

The rear sight was had a two-piece arrangement. There was a fixed sight set to 300m, and the was a flip-up adjustable sight graduated
from 400 to 1200m. No provisions were made for a bayonet

The 1893 Carbine remained in production, until 1905, when it was replaced by the Schmidt-Rubin Model 1905 Short Rifle.

Today, Model 1893 Carbines very are rare. Many were destroyed during drills, where Swiss soldiers smashed the buttstocks of the 1893 against the
ground as hard as they could. This, combined with the small number produced (7750)

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Selection of Swiss Manlicher Carbines

All Have Matching Serial Numbers on Action, Barrel, Bolt, Magazine & Nose Cap
Excellent Bores

Top to Bottom:

Serial No 1136 - Date 1895 - £SOLD
Serial No 1304 - Date 1895 - £SOLD
Serial No 1332 - Date 1895 - £SOLD
Serial No 2001 - Date 1895 - £SOLD

Serial No 2777 - Date 1895 - £SOLD
Serial No 3960 - Date 1895 - £SOLD
Serial No 6945 - Date 1903 - £SOLD


Swiss
1893 Mannlicher Carbine
7.5 x 53mm
Serial No 1136
Date 1895
£1,200

Manufactured by SIG Neuhausen

Swiss
1893 Mannlicher Carbine
7.5 x 53mm
Serial No 1304
Date 1895
£1,200

Manufactured by SIG Neuhausen

Swiss
1893 Mannlicher Carbine
7.5 x 53mm
Serial No 1332
Date 1895
£1,150

Manufactured by SIG Neuhausen

Swiss
1893 Mannlicher Carbine
7.5 x 53mm
Serial No 2001
Date 1895
£1,100

Manufactured by SIG Neuhausen

Swiss
1893 Mannlicher Carbine
7.5 x 53mm
Serial No 2777
Date 1895
£SOLD

Manufactured by SIG Neuhausen

Swiss
1893 Mannlicher Carbine
7.5 x 53mm
Serial No 3960
Date 1895
£1,150

Manufactured by SIG Neuhausen

Swiss
1893 Mannlicher Carbine
7.5 x 53mm
Serial No 6945
Date 1903
£1,250

Manufactured by: Eidgenössische Waffenfabrik Bern (W+F)