Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3455: Steyr 1885 Rifle 11 mm

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Scarce Steyr Mannlicher Model 1885 Straight Pull Bolt Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Scarce Steyr Mannlicher Model 1885 Straight Pull Bolt Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Steyr
Model: 1885
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 11 mm
Barrel: 31 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2632
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 149
Class: Antique
Description:

Austro-Hungary's first magazine rifle, the 1885 Mannlicher used an early form of the en-bloc clip loading, but unlike later designs this clip would be ejected from the top of the receiver instead of dropped out of the magazine. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights, with "Wn 85" on top of the chamber, "CE/WG" on the receiver ring, and the clip retention lever on the right side of the magazine. Smooth pistol grip stock with sling swivels, forearm grasping grooves and a smooth buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 85% of the original blue finish showing areas of brown patina, mild spotting and scattered handling marks. The stock is fine with a crack on the left side of the wrist and some mild dings and scratches overall. Mechanically excellent.



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