Stamps to the front ring of the action detail ‘MADE IN AUSTRIA. Patent Mannlicher Schoenauer’ with the original calibre shown as 9.3×62. This has also been drilled and tapped to take the bridge mount shown to take a scope of your choice. Windage adjustable rings are available to fit the studs as this is a Hilver base from Australia.
I will certainly have suitable inch option/s available. They can also be machine out to take a 26mm tube if required. A pity the action has been drilled as it has. (Someone too lazy, idle or cheap to sort out a proper set).
That said 30-06 is becoming ever more popular here in the UK. It is a very useful calibre, especially for people ‘new to the game’. Anyone who want a truly classic full stocked Stutzen rifle not be too concerned about the mounting holes. THIS WILL be one of a very limited number to choose from.
The other point to mention is that in reality the stock will easily reduce to a standard ¾ length version. Cutting then re shaping the forend to whatever length appeals, with or without the original Rosewood tip re-fitted.
In 30.06 calibre this should / could also prove to be irresistible to someone across that BIG puddle? Usually referred to as the Atlantic!
Standard format 23 ½” (60cm) barrel. The full length or Stutzen stock has a very straight grained 14”(355mm) pull. That includes the ¾”recoil pad. This is also, somewhat unusually, fitted with a single, two stage trigger. Usually they are double set trigger. Very likely adjustable when out of the stock. It is already set up perfectly well with a very clean release.
The rear open, spring loaded ‘V’ notch site is quickly adjustable. Ranges from 100 through to 1000 yards / meters (?) in 100 intervals. The graduation / distances detailed to the top as well as the left side. Safety is the usual ‘flag’ lever to the rear of the bolt.
I actually shoot one of these rifles myself in .275 and they are a ‘delight’. The engineering and design is SUPERB. I have yet to find anything I would consider to be better.
A TRUE CLASSIC that are becoming harder and harder to find in any condition let alone as clean as this. They are also getting more and more expensive to buy even IF you can find one. The rotary magazine found on these rifles offer flawless feed. They have a quick unload button or can easily remove by depressing a small catch and rotating the floor plate.