Mannlicher M1886

The Repeating Rifle Model 1886 commonly known as Mannlicher Model 1886 was a late 19th-century Austrian straight-pull bolt-action rifle, adopted in 1886. It used a wedge-lock straight pull action bolt. It was the first straight-pull bolt-action service rifle of any nation.

Mannlicher M1886
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher
Production Period 1886 - 1887
Origin Austria-Hungary
Country Name Origin Year
Austria-Hungary 1886
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Austria-Hungary 1886 1918 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Steyr Mannlicher 1886 1887 100000 View

The M1886 itself was an improvement of the Mannlicher Model 1885 Trials Rifle that was a prototype, meant to replace the by then obsolete M1867 Werndl-Holub drum-breech single-shot rifle. It was the first of the Austrio-Hungarian service rifles to introduce the feature of the clip dropping out of the bottom of the magazine when the last round is chambered.

Between 1888–1892 95% of the M1886 rifles were converted (rebarreled) to 8×52mmR Mannlicher under the designation M1886-88. Rifles in original (11mm) caliber with Austrian acceptance marks are a rare find.

Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin  Austria-Hungary
Service history
In service 1886–1918?
Used by Austria-Hungary
Production history
Designer Ferdinand Mannlicher
Designed 1886
Manufacturer Œ.W.G.
Produced 1886–1887
Number built 100000
Variants Carbine M1886, M1886-88
Weight 4.52 kg (10.0 lb)
Length 132.6 cm (52.2 in)
Barrel length 80.6 cm (31.7 in)
Cartridge M86: 11×58mmR
M86-88: 8×52mmR
Action Straight-pull bolt action
Muzzle velocity 440 m/s (1,444 ft/s) (M1877 ball cartridge)
Maximum firing range 2300 paces 1,725 m (1,886 yd)
Feed system 5-round en bloc clip, internal box magazine
Sights Quadrant sight graduated 300–1500 paces (225-1125m), long range volley sight adjustable 1600–2300 paces (1200-1725m)

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