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Mannlicher stocked rifles

A good while ago (over 100 yrs) some rifles began to be seen with full length stocks, that meaning stocks that reached to the end of the barrels (muzzle end). Some claim that troops in the mountains had their rifles stocked like that to hinder barrel problems when they slipped and the rifles fell onto rocks! No matter to me, I simply know that I've ALWAYS liked the way these rifles look. It's simply different and to me and for someone who loves wood, very attractive to boot!

I'm not sure when it was that I bought my first "Mannlicher", but I'm pretty sure now, thinking back, that not one that I've owned has ever been sold. At this time I own five rifles with full length stocks. One is a Interarms MKX in 30/06. Another is a Ruger 77 MKII RSI in .308.

Another is a very pretty rifle, a Ruger #1 RSI in .270. And the last two are the CZ 550 FS in both  6.5x55 AND 9.3x62. To the rifle, they are all striking. I'm not sure, however, that the CZ in 9.3x62 is not the prettiest of all. I do know that it might be the best shooter of all my mannlichers giving me, at times, sub MOA shooting a 285gr bullet! Now, that ain't bad sports fans!

Pictures to follow tomorrow when I get some natural light!

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they are pretty

They sure can be pretty.  I don't favor the looks of that style myself but I have seen some lovely examples.  I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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