Romanian Mannlicher M1893 Rifle

Catalogue number
  • FIR 8145
  • whole: Calibre: 6.5 x 53
Alternative names
  • full name: Romanian Mannlicher M1893 Rifle
  • simple name: rifle, bolt action, fixed box magazine
Weapons and ammunition

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The standard Romanian rifle of the First World War, the Model 1893, was produced at Steyr in Austria-Hungary by Österreichisches Waffenfabriks-Gesellschaft. It was a bolt action rifle employing the Mannlicher magazine system, wherein 5-round clips of cartridges were loaded into a fixed magazine. When all 5 had been discharged, the clip dropped out of the bottom of the magazine. The Romanian rifles were chambered for a 6.5mm cartridge.

Physical description

Romanian Mannlicher M1893 Rifle; rifle & cleaning rod

1. stamped on chamber 2. stamped on left of body 3. stamped on left of butt 4. stamped on right of body 5. stamped on butt plate 6. stamped on barrel, bolt and right of chamber

1. Crown over Md.1893 2. STEYR 1911 3. Romanian royal arms 4. Romanian proofs 5. 31 6. London proofs

Stamped right of butt, bolt, bolt housing, and safety


Punched on underside of butt


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