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M.95 Steyr Mannlicher Rifle Cal. 8x50R  – Now Includes 1 Free Surplus Steyr M95 Clip!

FFL or C&R only, no antiques available.

The M.95 rifles are in fair to good condition. May have some small wood cracks in stock or handguard, may have a African replacement stock/handguard, missing rear sight components, etc. The bolts may be missing a safety, extractor, ejector or have a broken firing pin. All are original and use the 8x50R ammunition. May be a small metal part such as a missing stacking rod, sling swivel or screw. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get the Austrian/Hungarian WW1 Infantry rifle at a ridiculously low price which is much cheaper than a family dinner out! DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

These guns come straight out of Ethiopia and are in fair to good condition. We do have Budapest and Steyr arsenals available. A specific manufacturer can be chosen by the customer. If there is no preference, the option does not have to be selected and a rifle will be picked for the standard price.

The stocks might have some minor dents or small cracks. These guns are true authentic pieces of history and should not be missing in any WW1 and Austro-Hungarian firearms collection. Bores are generally poor to fair! Please remember that these guns are 130 years old and back then there were no “non Corrosive” primers available, however we will pick the best out of what is available at the time. Thank you for your undersatanding.



The Mannlicher M1895 (German: Infanterie Repetier-Gewehr M.95, Hungarian: Gyalogsági Ismétlő Puska M95; “Infantry Repeating-Rifle M95”) is a straight pull bolt-action rifle, designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher that used a refined version of his revolutionary straight-pull action bolt, much like the Mannlicher M1890 carbine. It was nicknamed the Ruck-Zuck-Gewehr by Austrian troops (ruck-zuck spoken as “roock-tsoock”, in common language meaning “fast as a flash”, at the same time echoing the repeating sound) and “Ta-Pum” by Italian troops who even wrote a song about it during World War I.


Originally they were chambered for the round-nosed 8×50mmR cartridge, but almost all were rechambered to accept the more powerful spitzer 8×56mmR cartridge in the 1930s. These rifles however were not converted and use the original 8×50 ammunition.


Method of Operation

The M1895 is unusual in employing a straight-pull bolt action, as opposed to the more common rotating bolt-handle of other rifles. It combines a two lug rotating bolt head, similar in construction to that found on a Mauser rifle with a pair of helical grooves cut in the bolt body to turn the back and forth movement of the bolt handle and body into the rotational movement of the bolt head. The extractor performs both the usual function, and also has a tail attached which interfaces with slots on the cam surfaces of the bolt head to prevent the bolt head from rotating as a result of the striker’s spring pressure once it has been unlocked.[5]


The angle of the cam surfaces in the bolt and bolt body is different from the angle at which the locking recesses are cut in the receiver of the rifle, the result is that the first 20 mm of travel of the bolt body results in the rotation of the bolt head but only about 3 mm of rearward movement, this gives mechanical advantage to the system and accomplishes primary extraction.


The result of this is that the user can pull the bolt back and forth in two movements rather than the up-back-forward-down of conventional turn bolt rifles. It is consequently renowned for combining relatively high rate of fire (around 20–25 rounds per minute) with reliability and sturdiness, although this requires decent care and maintenance. During Austro-Hungarian trials in 1892, rifles survived torture testing of firing 50,000 rounds without any form of lubrication.[6]


The rifle is loaded by means of a five-round en-bloc clip, which when loaded with cartridges, is pressed into the magazine of the rifle, where it is retained and acts at the feed lips of the magazine. When the last of the five rounds has been chambered, there is no longer anything retaining the clip in the magazine and it falls out a port in the bottom due to gravity. [1] There is a button in the front of the trigger guard which allows the user to eject a partially or fully loaded clip from the magazine when the bolt is open to unload the weapon. The clip will be ejected from the weapon quite energetically as the full force of the follower spring will be pressing against it.


The rifle is not designed to be loaded by any other means but the en-bloc clip. Attempts to single feed the rifle in absence of proper clips may cause damage to the extractor as it is not designed with enough travel to overcome the large rims of the 8x50mmR and 8x56mmR cartridges used in the M1895 unless they are fed under the extractor from the clip.




It was initially adopted and employed by the Austro-Hungarian Army throughout World War I, and retained post-war by both the Austrian and Hungarian armies. The main foreign user was Bulgaria, which, starting in 1903, acquired large numbers and continued using them throughout both Balkan and World Wars. After Austria-Hungary’s defeat in World War I, many were given to other Balkan states as war reparations. A number of these rifles also saw use in World War II, particularly by second line, reservist, and partisan units in Romania, Yugoslavia, Italy, and to lesser degree, Germany. Post war many were sold as cheap surplus, with some finding their way to the hands of African guerrillas in the 1970s[citation needed] and many more being exported to the United States as sporting and collectible firearms. The M1895 bolt also served as an almost exact template for the ill-fated Canadian M1905 Ross rifle, though the later M1910 used a complicated interrupted-thread instead of two solid lugs.

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36 reviews for B GRADE M.95 STEYR MANNLICHER RIFLE 8X50 with 1 FREE clip

  1. Alexander

    The rifle was in good shape, upset I received a steyr made rifle and not a Budapest like I requested.


    I picked up my rifle yesterday and was surprised how fast the rifle shipped. The rifle shipped with better protection then my first rifle I ordered from RTI. I ordered this rifle knowing there may be damage but I ordered it as a parts rifle for a existing rifle I have. I bought this rifle when it was on sale for 299. The rifle was very nice and in pretty nice condition though there may be alot of cleaning ahead The only damage I found on the rifle was a crack on the left side of the rifle stock by the reciver and the first barrel band. both may be fixed. This will be my forth rifle from RTI. I will recommend this rifle if you can catch it when it goes on sale.

  3. Zach J

    I got what was advertised a complete functional rifle that was absolutely filthy and required hours of cleaning but turned out to have a fair to good bore with no pitting

  4. Thaddeus Clark

    My M95 was produced by Steyr in either 1915 or 1916. The metal is completely in the white (no bluing left) but the wood is in great shape. Especially considering it’s age and the storage conditions. The bore is dark but with strong rifling. I’m sure it will clean up nicely. Very happy with my purchase!

  5. Brian Smith

    Nice rifle, dirty but cleaned up well. Shoots good . The stand out thing is the stock. It was dry . Like driftwood sitting high on a beach. No cracks or splits just needed cleaning. I will say customer service is good and inquiries were answered in quickly. This is a good deal.

  6. BK

    Very dirty Steyr, but cleaned up nicely. Minor pitting in middle of barrel. Only downside cosmetically was the upper handguard was split halfway down its length and had to be glued back together. Very interesting cartouche on the buttstock, the text of which I finally found out that it is Amharic and translates to “police”

  7. Kevin R

    The bore cleaned up very well, no pitting and should shine after I complete my usual procedure. Rifling is strong. There is a single crack in the stock, but near the front and not likely to cause any issues. The action is slick and every part I checked is matching. There is almost no blue remaining. The only real issue is the lack of the sight slider. Overall, I am happy with this purchase. For the age and price, the condition is more than acceptable to me.
    Have your rifle chamber cast before firing. I fired an 8×50 in this rifle only to find it is an 8×56. I don’t fault RTI for this as the chamber was not marked to be 8×56.

  8. dan

    Rifle came in complete condition and, save a slight stock crack in the tang area, was in excellent condition. Unfortunately it was heavily wire-wheeled that was expected

  9. Michael

    The rifle I received was in great condition for how old it is (1915) While it didn’t have much finish left the stock was is great shape as is the barrel. Very pleased with the rifle I received.

  10. Robert

    Externally my rifle was in better condition than expected. The stock is worn from handling over many years, but no cracks anywhere. Unfortunately no Ethiopian character (cartouches, etc). Missing the front sling loop & rear sight slider. The metal is worn but there was actually some bluing left. Inside was a lot of crusty, dried grease; at least someone had attempted to preserve the rifle before it was stored! Mechanically it’s in good working order once cleaned, although I had to replace the sear spring. Barrel condition wasn’t great; definite erosion but visible rifling remaining. Overall the rifle’s cleaned up well. Although there’s pitting in the barrel I the remaining rifling to still stabilize bullets; the PPU .330 jacketed bullets engage the rifling. Overall I’m happy with my purchase and am returning to buy a carbine. A cleanup tip: get some .338 bronze bore brushes, they work much better than standard 8mm.

  11. Ed

    Bought the M95 during a flash sale for $249 with no hand select or any add on. Was expecting a cracked handguard or missing sight element but received a complete Steyr rifle with no damage or missing parts. The gun was wire wheeled so no original finish left, but when I took it apart the underside of the receiver had little finish as this was clearly used heavy enough to have a replaced barrel with a different serial number. Mine had an odd marking on the reciever above the Steyr mark that said USA and it’s clearly an old marking. No idea what it infers about the rifle. Stock was AOI marked and cleaned up nice. I think the stock was replaced prior to going to Ethiopia as I could see dents in the reciever that didn’t match up to anything on the stock. Bore looks good also if I ever find any 8x50r ammo for this rifle. Feel pretty good about this rifle and RTI as this is my third nice rifle in a row I have received from RTI.

  12. Paul

    Rifle was dirty as to be expected, but cleaned up nicely. no missing parts on this one, and good rifling. Very please with my purchase.

  13. Matt Caffro

    The Rifle I received wasn’t as dirty as expected, only missing part was the rear sight screw the slider was still there! Over all rifle looks great and the bore has a lot of life left in it just needs cleaning for sure thanks RTI!

  14. Doug

    Rifle showed up in very good condition. It’s worn, dirty and has grime in it to be expected from where it came from. But it’s nothing too crazy and should clean up great with a little elbow grease. Definitely worth the money paid. I’m excited to dig in and clean it up

  15. Connor

    The rifle showed up in what I would consider to be fair condition. The stock required replacement due to extreme wear and termite damage. The metal on the gun was in good shape with some surface rust present, and the bore was dark with strong rifling. The only parts missing from the rifle were the rear sight slider and the front sling swivel. All told, I’m happy with my purchase, as I’ve been wanting one of these for my collection for some time now and this was at a better price than what I could get elsewhere for a project M95.

  16. Samuel Lindgren

    Bore is completely rotten and missing several inches of rifling at the bore and throat. Extractor was broken which was also unfortunate since they are 60$ parts. The rest of the action was solid though and other than the rusty bore the gun did not have rust.

  17. Shane Brown

    Received my Rifle. For the price i cant really complain to much. I didn’t expect a whole lot. Definitely on the bottom side of poor. Does have very usable stock. Rifle was complete accept for rear sight slider. No rust really. No finish left. Markings where almost worn off. Action was smooth and seems to be in good shape. Bore on the other hand is probably the worst one i have received in the 13 rifles i have purchased. Cleaned it up. Bore is definitely the worst i have seen wear wise. There was really no rifling to be seen. Muzzle swallowed the 8mm round to include the brass neck. Took an over sized lead projectile measuring at .329 and it fell right threw. This one is definitely not going to be a shooter. Either a wall hanger or parts for another one.

  18. Mark

    I purchased one of these m95 rifles on there 199$ special price drops. What I got was a mostly good physical looking rifle with only a few cracks in the wood that weren’t to bad to fix outside a small tang crack that I left alone at the moment. It’s also missing the rear sight slider. The bore is pretty much shot out from the muzzle down about 8 inches or so. For what I paid I can’t say I’m too upset just wish the bore was in better shape. If I paid 350$ price then I wouldn’t recommend but at 199$ worth the gamble to see what you’ll get.

  19. Justin Weaver

    I received a very well made M95 rifle that cleaned up wonderfully with no cracks in the wood and a very good bore! It took some elbow grease to get it all cleaned up but it was dang sure worth the $235! Keep on cranking out quality guns RTI! I will definitely order more!

  20. Austin

    The rifles are in overall decent condition. The two I got had decent rifling but filthy bores. The stocks look great and actions are smooth. My only gripe is the dead bugs in the mag well. But for 150 a piece you can’t go wrong. Keep doing the lords work RTI.

  21. Mark

    Mine was wire wheeled so the finish was gone and the bore is poor. However, the barrel has a 1914 acceptance stamp on it and it also has an AOI stamp on the buttstock, so this rifle fought through both WW1 and WW2. The only parts missing from mine is the rear sight slider and the set screw that prevents it from falling off. Other than that it’s all complete and in good physical condition. My upper handguard has been sanded down considerably, but I believe that is due to the wire wheeling. Happy with the purchase overall.

  22. Charles

    I purchased 2 rifles and am quite pleased with both. They both have good bores and solid, albeit very dirty, stocks. Both rifles are missing the rear sight slider and one rifle is missing the front barrel band screw. They both have cracked handguards but are not missing any wood so I will be able to repair them. My rifles were not wire wheeled, but I think that was just luck of the draw because others have received badly wire wheeled rifles. For $150 it is absolutely worth it.


    Once again RTI has sent me a B grade rifle in good condition. Stock was complete and once thoroughly stripped and retreated with BLO the stock restored beautifully. The bore once cleaned was in great condition with strong rifling from chamber to muzzle. External metal surface on the receiver has moderate pitting but not enough to be cautious to fire if ammo could be found.

    Overall I’m extremely satisfied with my purchase and recommend this weapons to anyone looking to add a rifle to their collection.

  24. shanebrown4668 (verified owner)

    Ordered one of the last ones they had in stock at the $149 price tag. Was very skeptical to spend the money since the last one i received at the full price and not a b grade was in such poor shape that i had to restock and barrel it. But i have to say im extremely surprised. Was 100% complete, had the stacking rod, sight slider and even a safety. Metal wise its had a substantial amount of surface rust under the hand guard. But other then that it was pretty rust free. The bore was in mint condition. But the stock, is probably a lost cause. It was wire wheeled the worst of any i have seen. But For the price i definitely cant complain.

  25. applegate064 (verified owner)

    Received the rifle, all was there except rear sight slider, bore rifling was excellent, the stock had chips and scratches, but no cracks, bluing mostly gone. A great B grade purchase for me at $149. Bought the clip separately.

  26. CharleneOstrowski (verified owner)

    I bought two of these, in placing other orders, in different weeks. More or less, just expecting to get something either half good, or parts. The 1st one, was exactly that, half good, and I made a sweet carbine out of it. Some trench art carvings on the reciever, and studs in the stock. Finish gone, but good wood no cracks, intact handguard, but last 8 inches of rifling was gone. The remainder, has estimated 35% rifling life, and by cutting down, does not keyhole. Only missing part, was the sight slider, mentioned in listing. Being that went well, I ordered another, and was quite surprised to get one with only a toe crack, missing slider, and nicely done, 2-piece upper hanguard, spliced under the rear band. It had little finish, and lots of flaky rust below woodline, but has solid rifling breech to muzzle, even shines in sections still. No other parts missing or broken, and has a solid AOI stamping on right butt. No regrets here, and more than pleased.

  27. RobertAllison

    I picked up one of these on sale and for 150 it’s a good buy. I received a 1915 Bucharest that was only missing a sling swivel and front sight slider. It was dirty and had a fair amount of rust on the barrel and in the receiver, but I wanted a project rifle and received what I expected. After pulling the rifle apart none of the rust has eaten through the metal and can become a decent shooter in time.

  28. WilliamOBrien

    What a mess! but to be expected. The front hand guard was cracked, but some Acer Glass and rubber tubing fixed that. Parts complete except for the slide for the back site. Wont be doining any long distant shooting so not so important. Would like to have it though for collecting value. It cleaned up really nice. The bore was fair. It still has rifling even though after several cleanings its still pretty dark. Now I just need to put it to paper.

  29. Felix Sereicikas (verified owner)

    I rolled the dice and very fortunately got a rifle in pretty good condition, especially the bore of the barrel. It had the expected rust and pitting on most of the parts but I was surprised to see that the stock had protected a large amount of the original blue of the rifle. Very happy with what I got.

  30. Jamesy362 (verified owner)

    I ordered hand select which I was a little hesitant to do after the last “hand select” was absolutely terrible but I am very happy with this rifle. The only problem is the handguard has some massive cracks in it but they can be fixed otherwise the bore is fairish condition id say it has a little life left in it. I’m a little disappointed I didn’t get my clip but still I’m fairly happy with this one since it actually looks hand selected

  31. shanebrown4668 (verified owner)

    Took a gamble and ordered a second one of these. Was very reluctant after the last one, but for the price figured why not, I would in the end atleast have an action i could do some thing with. Ended up being kinda surprised. Stock was a cobbled together mess and had the most wire wheeling damage i have seen so far. But the bore and metal condition suprised me. no rust, had a great bore and was 100% complete. Safety, stacking rod and all. Last one I ordered had a beautiful stock but was a smooth bore musket. Put the stock on this one from the pervious one, and ended up making a nice shoot able rifle from it.

  32. ForrestWade (verified owner)

    Rifle I got was in pretty good overall condition. Everything works and is there for the most part and the barrel, while absolutely awful looking initially, cleaned up rather nicely. For the money, I am very happy with this purchase.

  33. JustinWest (verified owner)

    Ordered two of these based on the reviews and what others have received. Not to mention they were running a sale on these for $150 a piece. I figured at worse I can maybe put together one good rifle. They were a little slow to ship but that was expected with the sales they had just ran. When they finally came in at my local gun shop, I was stoked to see both rifles were in great shape. Although dirty (expected), all the parts and pieces were present, dry fired, bolt cycled without issues, and the wood was in great shape for being as old as these were. The manufacture date on both is not present due to wire wheeling but that is also expected. Now for the scary part… how were the bores? To my surprise, one was incredible shape. Rifling was sharp and shiny. The other was dark but rifling had a little more wear but nowhere near shot out (not even close). For a little over $300, I got two M95s to add to the collection that should shoot and look great. Couldn’t be happier with both of them.

  34. DeanAlexander (verified owner)

    bought two of these both where in overall good shape barrels where dark and rusty with rifling so overall very pleased .

  35. kmcc1206 (verified owner)

    Steyr M95 this is my first order from RTI was really worried about it being all the bad reviews on YouTube but I tried it anyways….
    Rifle bore has riffling and some small pitting but all and all very good for the money I spent Rifle was missing part of the rear sight and butt plate had severely worn top screw also didn’t receive my free clip. I contacted RTI and let me tell you so-far this is the best customer service I’ve ever had not only did they send me a new clip they also had available parts for me to buy to make this a complete rifle I have now purchased 4 rifles from RTI and plan on purchasing more!!!!!! Yes some of the rifles may have missing parts or bad bores but they are also very well used and very worn looking at my rifle I think this M95 will clean up just fine and I’m looking forward to the restoration process!!!!!!!

  36. jairushamilton2 (verified owner)

    Got mine and it was over all in better shape than expected, rifling was very dark but present, and it had a decent bit of surface rust, but it will come out nicely. Only was missing the rear sight slider, for the price i would definitely recommend and they make a good project.

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