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Thread: Walking 1903 Mannlicher/Schoenauer

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    I agree with you. I didn't take the time to pull it down yesterday, that's one of the projects for today. I'll take photo's as I go.

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    It's fixed!! I pulled the rifle down earlier this morning and found the screw for the sling stirrup probably had enough relief but to appease my feeble mind I opened it up another 1/64th. I believe the real gremlin was that the sling screw lug was still rubbing on the bottom of its mortise. I relieved that being careful because I knew the wood was thin there. There was also some evidence that the back of the sling lug was rubbing on the back of the mortise. My photography skills being what they are the pictures aren't that good. Those familiar with the M/S carbines will recognize the lug mortise. Another friend wanted to see the bedding I did so there's a picture of it.

    Acra Glass bedding. Evidently the hole didn't fill out perfectly...but it's a heck of a lot better than it was!!!



    Pictures of before and after the sling lug mortise was relieved.





    And lastly the results. On a sunny day, such as today, and this time of day it shines from the right side of my bench. I always know the group will be pulled left and it didn't let me down. Also makes it a bitt difficult to hold elevation. 50 yards, benched and bagged, open sights. No walking!!!! I believe I have killed the little gremlin!


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    Sharps, thanks for posting the pictures now I can see how it fits together. Looks like it will shoot now. So what's the next project? Diz

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    Good, see , if one thing doesn't work, try another.
    Mike

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    Don't know Diz. The Scheutzen should be here next week so probably play with it a little with existing loads and see where it is. Then there's a 500 BPE, Reilly that needs paper patch tried in it. There's one or two more back there that I'd like to fine tune a bit.

    That's exactly right Mike....as long as someone is kind enough to tell me what to try...lol!

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    Thanks for sharing your fix, Sharps. I think something similar will do the trick on my Kohle rifle.

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    Excuse me, what caliber do you have ???

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    Hello! Excuse me, what caliber do you have in your M-S?
    I have two M-S in their caliber 8x58 MS, but I don't have cartridges to shoot

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    As I understand it all the 1903's were originally 6.5 X 54 M/S and that's what mine is. Are yours 8 X 58 or 8 X 56?

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    The Steyr factory pre-WW1 assigned each chambering of their Mannlicher – Schoenauer rifles a different Model year designation, marked on the receiver ring:
    Modell 1900 (very rare!) and Modell 1903 were in 6.5x54 Mannlicher Schoenauer.
    Modell 1905 were all in 9x56 M-Sch
    Modell 1908 were in 8x56 M-Sch
    Many M1905s and M1908s were converted / rebarreled to other calibers like 7x57 or 8x57IS Mauser.
    Modell 1910 were in 9.5x57 M-Sch aka .375 rimless Nitro Express
    Modell 1912 was in 10.75x57 (the rarest of them all, less than a handfull known)
    Modell 1924 were in .30-06 aka 7.62x63
    As the M1925 and later models came in several chamberings, from now on the caliber was marked on the receiver ring.

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