Available 3 Stutzens 1 original 8x50 infantry rifle This was the standard issue rifle of the Austro-Hungarians in WW1, along w/the Bulgarians, originally chambered in 8x50 most were later reworked in the 30's for the 8x56 cartridge which would be indicated by a large S over the chambers. All the rifles pictured here are in original 8x50 caliber & in WW1 configuration, there are 1 long rifle & 2 short rifles or Stutzen, 1 of the Short rifles is very interesting as it has a 1910 french coin inlet into the wrist on each side, most likely a "trench art" mod done by either a French or Austro-Hungarian soldier.
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M95 rifle right view
M95 rifle w/standard rifle bayonet
M95 rifle butt right side
M95 rifle action right
M95 rifle action open The M95 is a straight pull bolt action, the bolt is not rotated to operate but pulled straight back
M95 rifle forend right
1895 rifle muzzle w/bayonet This is a standard enlisted bayonet for the rifle, the original WW1 era bayonets had green scabbards, after WW1 the scabbards were refinished in black
1895 Gendarmerie bayonet Rare variant of an M85 bayonet, it has an M95 type hilt w/a straight quadrangular blade, reportedly for use of the Gendarmerie troops, I believe they were normally issued w/short rifles.
1895 standard bayonet on muzzle left side
1895 NCO bayonet on M95 rifle This is an M95 Nco type bayonet, note the "hooked" quillon & the swivel on the pommel.
1895 NCO bayonet closeup
M95 rifle muzzle left
M95 rifle action left
M95 rifle rear sight The rifle rear sight is longer than the Stutzen sight, when looking at Stutzens check the rear sight as a lot of rifles were cut down to Stutzen standard but retained the rifle sight.
M95 action top left
M95 butt left
M95 rifle left view
M95 Stutzen (short rifle) right The short rifles were the same action & stock as the rifles, but w/a shorter forend & barrel, the swivel arrangements were also different, the rifle had both swivels on the bottom, Stutzen usually had a swivel both on the top & the bottom at front & rear, there were a number of different swivel styles & there are some w/2,3 & 4 locations. The Stutzen were issued to "special" troops, artillery, engineers, fortification etc, the M95 cavalry carbine is a bit different, it is the same size (length etc) as the Stutzen but has different fittings, swivels only on the side of the wrist & the middle band, no bayonet lug & no stacking hook, original cavalry carbines are extremely rare as most were fitted w/Stutzen fittings starting late in the war & thereafter
Stutzen w/Gendarmerie Bayonet
Stutzen action right note size of rear sight compared to rifle
1895 Stutzen bayonet Same as the standard M95 bayonet but note the aditional sight blade on the top of the muzzle ring to correct the sight picture when using the Stutzen w/bayonet fitted