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Mannlicher Model 1903
Introducing the Ischler
This is not, admittedly, a puzzle that has me lying awake nights, but for many…
Progression to the 11.15x51R, from left: Original .43 Mauser case, cut down to 2.1 inches, and then to 2.0 inches. The bullet is a 370-grain hollow-base from a custom mould, cut to duplicate the original UMC bullet for the .43 Mauser and .43 Spanish. Note the convex base of the cartridge case, known in Germany as the Type ‘A.’
An Odd Cartridge in an Odd Rifle
Gun collectors are a strange lot, and that’s putting it mildly. For example, a collector who…
The two Martinis — the older in back, newer in front. The break in the thumb rest is clearly visible.
The Fraulein’s Final Touch
In Sporting Notes #19 and #37, I gave you a taste of a couple of…
Mannlicher-Schönauer Model 1956, in .257 Roberts, outfitted for accuracy with set triggers and a Schmidt & Bender scope.
SET … MATCH
Anyone who has done any precision shooting at all, from a 1,000-yard rifle match to…
The rifle is an 8.15x46R, built around 1912, on a Martini action. The diopter (tang) sight is new, made by Ron Roehrs of Lee Shaver’s shop, using an older one as a pattern, but of a different size.
In Sporting Note #16 (Falling in Love…Again, April 18) I wrote about a German Schützen…
Black Forest Baroque
THE CASTLE IN THE GERMAN TOWN OF LAUBACH dates from about a.d. 1250. It’s still…
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