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Mannlicher stocks? Opinions and pictures?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mitchell Gard, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Mitchell Gard

    Mitchell Gard Well-Known Member

    Trying tO find out what people think about these. Are they the all just aesthetics or do they have a more functional purpose? Comments and pictures of your own would be nice.
  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Simply cool looking.

    Sako - .308


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  3. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    I've never liked them. YMMV.
  4. Pacsd

    Pacsd Well-Known Member

    this was addressed awhile back. Someone mentioned that beside the astecics the forearm portion was used as a hand-hold while using the rifle as a walking stick. However they are a beautiful piece of woodwork.
  5. scramasax

    scramasax Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry I don't have a picture of my new CZ. It is a Mannlcher stocked 550 in 308. Do I need one? Not at all I no longer hunt and get to shoot a lot less than I used to. I just love the look of one. It is all in the eye of the beholder. A synthetic stocked,ss rifle will give you more in terms of "beatability" but not have the beauty and soul.

    JMHO, Cheers,

  6. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    What is known as a Mannlicher style stock originated with the civilian version of the Mannlicher-Schönauer military rifle of 1903. As was common with other military rifles at the time, the military version had a full stock with the barrel extending past the end of the stock to allow for the mounting of a bayonet. The civiliam version eliminated this extension and the barrel terminated at the end of the stock. This was not the firt time rifles had been stocked this way as many early long guns such as arquebuses and flintlocks had full stocks.

    In a long rifle, the full stock provides support and protects the barrel from bending. In military rifles, it also provides a hand hold when using the bayonet. On a shorter rifle, the function is probably more a matter of aesthetics.
  7. dirtyjim

    dirtyjim Well-Known Member

    most of the stuff thats passed off as a mannlicher just doesn't flow right to me. most modern mannlicher stocks just slap a long forearm on and call it a mannlicher, i call it ugly
    when done correctly as in the style from a mannlicher schoenauer model 1951 and earlier they are beautiful. after that even M-S lost their way.
    closed american style grips do not belong on a mannlicher stock, monte carlo's do not belong on a mannlicher stock, barrels over 20" do not belong on a mannlicher stock.

    here is a M-S 1905, notice the swept back grip & drop of the stock along with the way the stock has a graceful curve forward of the bottom metal, modern interpretations just slap a long forearm on any stock and call it a mannlicher.
  8. Bobson

    Bobson Well-Known Member

    I'm not a fan of them, but I'm pretty sure it's nothing more than a matter of aesthetic preference.

    IMO the Sako 308 in Post #2 would look much better - superb, even - if the wood stopped at (or just barely after) the barrel band.
  9. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully my next purchase will be a CZ in 22lr. I love mannlicher stocks.
  10. 22lr

    22lr Well-Known Member

    I love the look, if done properly I don't think its possible to make a firearm look any better than a well made mannlicher. Its so far on the opposite end of that tactical AR look that its just stunningly gorgeous.

    However, the double triggers take a classy mannlicher rifle, and turn it into pure beauty. It dont get better than that.
  11. velocette

    velocette Well-Known Member

    You mean rifles like a CZ 452 FS or a highly customized M1 carbine:

  12. Lone Star

    Lone Star Well-Known Member

    I like them. As a kid, I loved a TV show called, "Ramar of the Jungle", and the hero used one. My hero, Dr. Roy Chapman Andrews, also used them on his Asiatic expeditions. And some were used by African hunters, another glamour aspect.

    The only one I've owned was a M-1908 in 8X56mm M-S. The ammo that I found was imported by Speer,and was DWM or RWS brand. I got one old box of Western ammo with the rifle.

    I don't think this ammunition is still imported, and maybe isn't made.
  13. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    I've always wanted a full-stocked carbine, and my next Mosin-Nagant project will have one...
  14. CZguy

    CZguy Well-Known Member


    Your highly modified carbine needs a butter-knife charging handle. :D
  15. velocette

    velocette Well-Known Member

    CZ Guy
    Hmmmm, I gotta figure out a way to make that butterknife charging handle with my welding torch, file and some leftover steel bits & pieces. :cool:
  16. mmitch

    mmitch Well-Known Member

    Here ya go, last purchase of 2011, looks to have shipped in 1994, Ruger M-77 RSI, 308 Win:





  17. Mitchell Gard

    Mitchell Gard Well-Known Member

    That's a really good looking rifle Mitch. Very nice. How do you like it?
  18. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Drool. I want one. They fit me perfectly. I will have one some day.
  19. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

    never shot one, never owned one, always wanted one

    velocette; nice lookin M1 carbine
  20. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    Strictly for looks. Some love them... some hate them. I love them.




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