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First, apologies all around; I am not very knowledgeable on firearms, and don't know a lot of the terminology. That said, I've inherited a steyr 1900 rifle from my father (he passed away two years ago, and I am just now getting around to sorting through his firearms and loading equipment). One in particular is a Steyr rifle, stamped 1900 on the side, and a serial number and LD 21 on the top. I did some searching, and found little info on this particular rifle. Apparently the 1903 model was the production model, and took 6.5x54 cartridges. Does the 1900 take the same cartridge size? I have not found a clip for it (yet). The bolt on the side IS a side bolt (it does not curve down, but is perpendicular to the barrel, which is 23", I believe). It has the mounted site which goes up to 20. Any information anyone could give me on this model would be very helpful.
Oh, there are no loops below for straps, it has only the one trigger, and no other identifying info (other than serial number -- not sure if it is wise to give that out or not, at least in public). And no, I do not wish to sell; I would rather find ammo and the en-block or clip that goes with it, if possible. Thanks for any help that can be sent my way :)
 

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Just kidding! Seriously though, if you can post a picture, it will help those with more Steyr knowledge help you find an answer.

Also, you may want to repost this thread in this subforum.
 

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That sounds like a nice rifle! As Narsil so bluntly put it ;), Post up some pictures and we'll see what we can do. Concerning serial number... I don't know why it would be bad to post it up, but I guess I would consider it personal information. Whatever you're comfortable with.
 

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Sorry for the lack of a picture; will get to it as soon as I can. :(
When I post the pic, I'll include the serial number as well.

Great imagery, by the way, Narsil! I love it!
 

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HAHA!! Word to the wise. You might catch some flack for calling it a clip...as I did the other day.

Mag...clip...either way I know what you are talking about. :)
 

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It might actually be a clip :) Hehe, some old style rifles didn't use detachable magazines, they used a clip to insert multiple rounds into the rifle (i.e. the M1 Garand).
 

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Hehehe, yeah, refering to things as whatchamacallits or thingamajigs is always a safe bet. Marines always called it a "Hoo-yah." That seemed to work just fine :)
 

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Possible relevant info:

Mannlicher-Schonauer Model 1900 (precursor to 1903)
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=10536&highlight=1900

Wikipedia article on both rifles?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannlicher-Schönauer

Taken from another website with a rifle described similar to yours:
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/archive/index.php?t-140056.html
It's chambered in 6.5x53R Dutch, which came out just prior to the 6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schonauer rimless cartridge. The gun is overshadowed these days by the import of another Steyr-made model, the Austrian Model 1895 straight-pull, chambered in 8x56R. The Dutch Mannlicher ammo isn't the easiest to come by, but reloadable brass is out there. The bore is a true 6.5mm, so you can handload it the same as the 6.5x54 Mannlicher-Shonauer, it's ballistic twin. I have two of these carbines, here's my cavalry model:

http://mauser98.com/m95steyrcavalry.jpg

Herre's a couple websites that discuss these obscure rifles and carbines:

http://www.geocities.com/swede94/dutch95.html

http://psmilitaria.50megs.com/cgi-bin/i/images/552.jpg

http://users2.ev1.net/~lertsman/rifle3.html

Randy Rick's Dutch Mannlicher page:

http://www.alltel.net/~randyric/rdutch.htm

Hope this helps!

Perhaps you can find something in there that looks like your rifle. Post that picture! I need something to help me procrastinate from my studies!
 

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Some additional info I have gleaned: apparently it does take an enbloc clip and not a mag. There is a hole in the bottom for the enbloc clip to fall out of. Also, from viewing pictures from the Leger Museum, it appears I have a Karabijn No. 1, old model cavalry, with a production of 8,000. Straight bolt handles were used by the Royal Netherlands Army (Koninklijke Landmacht) and developed from 1896, replaced with the new model in 1918. Best guess is that is is chambered in 6.5x53R Dutch. Anyone know where I can get an enbloc and brass, if not rounds?
 

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HAHA!! Word to the wise. You might catch some flack for calling it a clip...as I did the other day.

Mag...clip...either way I know what you are talking about. :)
First, apologies all around; I am not very knowledgeable on firearms, and don't know a lot of the terminology. That said, I've inherited a steyr 1900 rifle from my father (he passed away two years ago, and I am just now getting around to sorting through his firearms and loading equipment). One in particular is a Steyr rifle, stamped 1900 on the side, and a serial number and LD 21 on the top. I did some searching, and found little info on this particular rifle. Apparently the 1903 model was the production model, and took 6.5x54 cartridges. Does the 1900 take the same cartridge size? I have not found a clip for it (yet). The bolt on the side IS a side bolt (it does not curve down, but is perpendicular to the barrel, which is 23", I believe). It has the mounted site which goes up to 20. Any information anyone could give me on this model would be very helpful.
Oh, there are no loops below for straps, it has only the one trigger, and no other identifying info (other than serial number -- not sure if it is wise to give that out or not, at least in public). And no, I do not wish to sell; I would rather find ammo and the en-block or clip that goes with it, if possible. Thanks for any help that can be sent my way :)
Hello, can my steyer fire 7.62x54r? 1618163537478435260550216641055.jpg 1618163561366823860731602193560.jpg
 
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