We really liked the last book we reviewed by Paul Scarlata (German Gewehr 88 “Commission” Rifle), and so we decided to grab another one off the shelf. Today, it’sMannlicher Military Rifles, and Scarlata does another excellent job. Mannlichers have been very cheaply available here in the US in the form of M95 and M95/34 carbines for $100 or less, atlhough they have been underappreciated because of their chambering in the mostly unavailable 8x56R cartridge. However, as the most prolific straight-pull action ever made, they are worthy of a closer look – I certainly don’t regret buying mine, or the book to go with it!
You can find yourself an M95 carbine from pretty much any reputable seller of C&R firearms, and you can get spare parts from two of our sponsors, Allegheny Arsenal and Apex Gun Parts (Allegheny has a larger selection, but Apex has bayonets). You can gt a brand new copy of Paul Scarlata’s book from Amazon right here: