Mannlicher M1890 Carbine

The Repeating Carbine Model 1890 aka. Mannlicher Model 1890 Carbine is a bolt action rifle, designed by Ferdinand Mannlicher that used a new version of his straight-pull action bolt. It was introduced as an alternative to the Mannlicher M1888 as it was shorter and easier to maneuver with. Three main versions were introduced: Cavalry Carbine, Gendarmerie Carbine and Navy Short Rifle.

Mannlicher M1890 Carbine
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher
Production Period 1891 - 1896
Origin Austria-Hungary
Country Name Origin Year
Austria-Hungary 1890
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Austria-Hungary 1890 1918 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Steyr Mannlicher 1891 1896 115218 View

Type Bolt action rifle
Place of origin  Austria-Hungary
Service history
In service 1890–1918 (Austria-Hungary)
Used by Austria-Hungary
Kingdom of Bulgaria
Emirate of Afghanistan
Kingdom of Hungary
First Austrian Republic
Kingdom of Hungary
Wars Balkan Wars, World War I
Production history
Designer Ferdinand Mannlicher
Designed 1890?
Manufacturer Österreichische Waffenfabriksgesellschaft
Produced 1891–1896
Number built 115218
Variants Cavalry Carbine, Gendarmerie Carbine and Navy Short Rifle
Weight 3.3 kilograms (7.3 lb)
Length 1,005 millimetres (39.6 in)
Barrel length 498 millimetres (19.6 in)
Cartridge M90: 8×50mmR
M90/24:8×57mm IS
M90/30, M90/31: 8×56mmR
Action Straight-pull bolt action
Muzzle velocity 620 m/s (2,034 ft/s) with M1893 ball cartridge
Feed system 5-round en bloc clip, integral box magazine
Sights Iron sights

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