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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:08 pm 
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As the new mod of this section I would like to gather some picture of the different crests on these rifles to make a quick reference for members of SRF. If anyone has any pics of the follow that would be a great help. I will also look around the web for some decent pictures.

Austro/Hungarian M95
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Bulgarian contract rifle
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:34 pm 
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A Budapest:


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So here are some of the easy ones to find, keep what you want and delete the others as you wish. All are 8x56R conversions, I hate the 8x50R due to ammo availability. I favor the rifle because the carbines are beasts to shoot. :mrgreen: I included the date stamp if present.

A Budepest M95 Long rifle, date unknown due to stamp, no import marks :arrow: see photos below:
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A Budepest M95 carbine, import marked, s conversion, no date, SOG import firearm with the Austrian Eagle proof on receiver:
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A Steyr M95 long Rifle-- Drill rifle, no import marks, date drilled out:
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A Steyr M95 carbine, no import marks, original S conversion 1920
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A Steyr M95 long rifle, no import marks, original S conversion 1917:
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A Steyr M95 long rifle, no import marks, original S conversion 1919, rebuilt 1938 but matching with elector written serial # on bolt???, odd date stamp, this is a Czech lion proof mark. crest same as as Steyr M95 so not shown just the czech proof date stamp is shown:
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:37 pm 
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OK we need some of the rare crests shown and there date stamp. Lets hear from the high rollers :thumb: Please dig them out and take some photos =D> =D> =D>
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Anyone got a nice Budapest M95 with a H stamped modification??? Show a close up, i'd like to see what those H's look like

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:43 pm 
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Thank you for the contributions. I may split this up and do markings just for the M95 at this time. keep them coming.


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I did not dig it out but here is one of the auction photos of my Czech M95.

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I did dig this one out....A Bulgarian Crested.

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This is my Long Rifle a side rail marked contract rifle....but the crest was ground so who knows...

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:25 pm 
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72 usmc wrote:
OK we need some of the rare crests shown and there date stamp. Lets hear from the high rollers :thumb: Please dig them out and take some photos =D> =D> =D>
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Anyone got a nice Budapest M95 with a H stamped modification??? Show a close up, i'd like to see what those H's look like


Well not exactly what you asked for but my 31.M (a.k.a. M95) started life as a Steyr M95 Long Rifle but it's got the H and the front site protector.

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Hijacking this for a moment to learn something about the M95 Crests. Are they supposed to have the lion crest or not? I heard a majority of these were scrubbed and now look like the majority of what 72 USMC has. Mine is a Budapest 1917 also and has no lion crest, so i assumed it was scrubbed at some point.

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Well the lion crest was, as I understand it, only applied to Bulgarian contract rifles. My LR did have one but was scrubbed during refurb just leaving the Budapest 1909 marking on the side rail.

See here; http://www.hungariae.com/Mann95Bu.htm for more info


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This covers the normal markings on the M95. Steyr / Budapest
As per Scarlata in Mannlicher Military Rifles 2004:74, rifles originally made at Fémáru Fegyver és Gépgyár in Budapest are marked "Budapest M95". Rifles originally made at Waffenfabriks-Gesellschaft, Steyr are marked "Steyr M95". Bulgarian Rifles are marked with the Bulgarian royal crest ( crown on top of a lion) 1903s and are very hard to find at gun shows.

http://www.hungariae.com/Mann95.htm

Key to markings and unit marks on the butt plate;
http://www.sunblest.net/gun/Markings.htm

Yes, we should have a photo of those scrubbed receivers on SOG import carbines with the wood plug and electro written bolt serial number. Any one have the nice H on a Budapest M95 carbine with the date/ dates to show. Also the M95M (see Keven's photo) has the odd Czech CS ST zbrojovka Brono marking,
see http://www.hungariae.com/Mann95Cz.htm
another impossible one to find at a gun show. We could use a slightly closer view of that, and its date. Does it have a date?
It seems kevinofborg has all the goodies, I just wish we had macro views when he gets time :think: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: Is that H stamped over a date stamp or was the date removed and just the H is present on that 31M? is the date stamp above the H out of view??? I got to get me an H stamped rifle or carbine, I like that H.

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Steyr 1934 Austria marked M95 carbine by renegade 2, lots of nice views of the import mark, stock patch on cut down long rifle, and the sight see source link:

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renrgade2 's fine photo is source: :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=137591

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bitrclngr wrote:
As the new mod of this section I would like to gather some picture of the different crests on these rifles to make a quick reference for members of SRF. If anyone has any pics of the follow that would be a great help. I will also look around the web for some decent pictures.

Austro/Hungarian M95
Steyr
Budapest
Bulgarian contract rifle
Czech Brno


Here are two Bulgarian's I have, both 1903 contract:


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