Steyr 1895 magazine straight-pull carbine 8x56mmR

01. Original name Kavaliere Repetier-Carabiner M1895  
02. Other official names Lovassági Karabély M.95  
03. Popular names Mannlicher Model 1895 Cavalry Carbine, Mannlicher M95 Carbine, Steyr M95 Carbine, M95 Carbine  
04. Chamberings 8x50r M1893  
05. Designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher  
06. Design date 1895  
07. In service date(s) 1897-1919 (later with different countries post WWI)  
08. Adopted by Austro Hungarian Empire, Bulgaria, Albania  
09. Production quantities Österreichische Waffenfabriks-Gesellschaft, Steyr 1896-1913 Unknown but considerable Fegyver és Gépgyár Rt.(F.G.GY.), Budapest, 1897-1913 Unknown  
10. Mechanism Mannlicher straight-pull bolt, Mannlicher 5-round clip  
11. Weight 3.09KG – 6.8Lbs  
12. Mountings Sling mounts are on the side of the middle barrel band and on the side of the butt  
13. Practicality in action The M95 carbine was easy to use and lightweight  
14. Comments / Other information The carbine featured here was made in Budapest and is a variation of the cavalry carbine “M95 Repetierkarabiner mit Stutzenring” as it has a stacking hook and a bayonet lug. This was probably altered between 1907 and 1909. It was rechambered to the later 8x56R M31 “Spitzer” cartridge after 1931 like the vast majority of M95 rifles and carbines. It appears to have be re-barrelled at some point but retains the original rear sight marked in Schritt or paces rather than in meters. There is a solitary Albanian eagle on the receiver indicating it may have been part of post WWI acquisitions