rpeck
(.333 member)
14/08/19 11:33 AM
English Stalking Rifle Steyr .256 Mannlicher model 1892

In Canada

$1500.(US) (or trades)

Classic Victorian-era English Stalking Rifle on a Mannlicher model 1892 action produced by Waffenfabrik-Gesellschaft in Steyr in 1893. Slim 26" barrel chambered for the .256 Mannlicher or 6.5x53R, the rimmed version of the 6.5x54 M-S with which it shares performance. Barrel is marked: "SHOT & REGULATED BY ARMY & NAVY. C. S. L. LONDON." Platinum lined express rear sight with one standing and two folding leaves. Rare fold-down front sight hood (locks in place), Classic English straight grip stock. Buffalo horn forend cap. Wood "buttplate" is carved from stock. English hook type sling rings. Blue is approx. 90%. Wood finish appears original. Checkering is in good condition. Various Victorian English proofmarks. All original. Overall very good condition. Bore is good. Comes with clips and brass.


The Army and Navy Co-Operative Society Ltd was formed in 1871 by British Army and Naval officers to supply articles of general use to society members at the lowest prices. The first store opened in 1872 in London. By 1873, the store offered a gun department. Membership was restricted to officers, non-commissioned officers and their families. (Friends could join by introduction and officials from the civil service could also join.) The Society grew to be a very large with depots at important army bases and naval ports. A store was opened in Bombay in 1891 and Calcutta in 1901.The Society had a large annual illustrated catalogue.












Also will trade for :

- Sako very early full-stock rifles, L46 and L461 Vixen
- Mannlicher-Schoenauer full-stock Model 1903 Carbines, all original w DST.
- Mauser Oberndorf Model M fullstock carbine
- Brno full-stock rifles, 22F, ZG47, etc.
- Early Schultz and Larsen stutzen rifles.
- Walther and Anschutz fullstock .22LR
-and others.


tinker
(.416 member)
14/08/19 01:54 PM
Re: English Stalking Rifle Steyr .256 Mannlicher model 1892

Fantastic!
I really like these straight wrist sporters.
So nice!


Daryl_S
(.577 member)
15/08/19 03:39 AM
Re: English Stalking Rifle Steyr .256 Mannlicher model 1892

Oh boy - now isn't that nice!

MikeRowe
(.333 member)
15/08/19 09:40 AM
Re: English Stalking Rifle Steyr .256 Mannlicher model 1892

The front sight is a Cole's Patent, I believe.

gungadoug
(.333 member)
21/08/19 01:55 AM
Re: English Stalking Rifle Steyr .256 Mannlicher model 1892

PM sent.
Doug


NitroXAdministrator
(.700 member)
21/08/19 07:38 PM
Re: English Stalking Rifle Steyr .256 Mannlicher model 1892

I like! Gives me some ideas if I ever get work done on my Steyr.

I am going to copy your photos and add to an archive thread. So we get to keep the images here on NE for perpetuity.


rpeck
(.333 member)
26/08/19 01:24 AM
Re: English Stalking Rifle Steyr .256 Mannlicher model 1892

Quote:

The front sight is a Cole's Patent, I believe.




Do you have any information on the Coles Patent front sight or a source for information?

Thanks.


CptCurlAdministrator
(.450 member)
26/08/19 08:22 PM
Re: English Stalking Rifle Steyr .256 Mannlicher model 1892

Here's an illustration of the Cole's Patent Foresight Protector that sits on my Army & Navy Farquharson:





You can see photos of my rifle and a lot of discussion at this thread: Army & Navy CSL Farquharson - .450/.400 3.25" NE

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My Fraser single shot .303 also has this front sight treatment. Here are some photos of the sight assembly and its components (courtesy of Mike Rowe).











A discussion of my Fraser is here: Fraser .303 Single Shot


Curl


rpeck
(.333 member)
19/09/19 12:31 AM
Re: English Stalking Rifle Steyr .256 Mannlicher model 1892

Price reduced to $1200.(US)


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