POTD: Mannlicher 1897/1901 Carbine

    Mannlicher 1897/1901

    Sometimes the purpose of TFB’s Photo Of The Day is to share the latest news with our readers, sometimes we present interesting firearms from the pre-digital age like this Mannlicher 1897/1901 carbine with its lovely wooden forend.

    The pictures are from Mr. Spuhr, and here’s his caption:
    Lovely piece! Mannlicher 1897/1901 carbine in 7,65 Mannlicher with 12” barrel, made for South America.
    This is based out of a 1896 Mannlicher pistol and it’s made by SIG. It’s really nice to see how they made a decent long forend in contrast to todays carbine that have ultrashort ugly forends that really should have been at least 2-3 times as long as they are.
    According to Armemuseum this probably lacks cultural historical value, as well as the rest of my collection.

    All pictures by Håkan Spuhr, used with permission.

    For more pictures of the Spuhr collection check these articles: Hippogrips – The Spuhr Luger with a Bite, Custom Lugers: Håkan Spuhr’s Weird Relation to Old Luger Pistols and The FN Patent 1900 as a Hunting Rifle.