Steyr Mannlicher Model 1956 MC Carbine .243 Winchester Bolt Rifle 1960 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1797

LSB#: 210929FW24

Make: Steyr Daimler Puch A.G., Imported by Stoeger

Model: Mannlicher Schoenauer Model 1956 MC Carbine

Serial Number: 30333

Year of Manufacture: 1960

Caliber: .243 Winchester

Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Rotary Magazine

Markings: The right side of the barrel at the chamber and the receiver’s chamber ring are marked “27387”. The top of the receiver ring is marked “MADE IN AUSTRIA / Original / Mannlicher / Schoenauer / Mod MC / KAL 30-06”. The left side of the chamber ring is marked with an Eagle proof mark and “59”. The left side of the barrel is marked with proof marks and “59”. The floorplate is marked with a “STEYR” bullseye logo and an ovalled “STOEGER / ARMS / CORPORATION / NEW YORK / MADE IN AUSTRIA”. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “0333” and “1”. The inside base of the magazine is marked “243”. The rear protected underside portion of the trigger guard is marked “333”. The inner rear face of the forend cap is marked “333”. The inside of the stock is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to a checkered, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The base is slotted for a hood that is not included. The rear sight has a fixed “U”-notch and a folding “U”-notch marked “300”, dovetailed to a boss at the rear of the barrel. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none present).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece checkered walnut full stock with nosecap, capped pistol grip, Monte Carlo comb with cheekpiece, brown ventilated Pachmayr recoil pad, and a sling swivel in the belly. The stock has some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13? and 14” from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the recoil pad. The plate has light wear and has firmed slightly with age but remains pliable. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is a small amount of faint erosion near the muzzle.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. There is light thinning on the leading edges. The barrel has some scattered surface oxidation. There is light erosion on the bolt handle. There are infrequently scattered light nicks and scratches throughout the metal surfaces. The screw heads are tool-marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good-Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Mannlicher Schoenauer rifles were very popular in Europe, and were mainly made in European calibers until after WWII when they began to be imported into the United States. The Model 1900 rifle continuously evolved until the last model was developed: the Model 1961 MCA. The Model 1956 MC came about from Stoeger’s urging in order to increase sales in the United States. A tall Monte Carlo comb (hence the MC designation) with cheekpiece was added to make the rifle easier to use with a scope. This is an M1956 MC Carbine with a 20” barrel chambered in .243 Winchester. The stock is a beautiful checkered fancy grade walnut with pistol grip, and the black grip cap and the recoil pad are both set-off with bright white spacers. The rifle has a full-length Mannlicher style stock and is equipped with double-set triggers. The rifle is in about Very Good-Fine condition with about 87% of its original metal finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifles are known to have the smoothest action of any bolt action rifle, helped a little by their rotary magazine that does not drag on the bolt like the follower in a conventional magazine. And although this rifle would make someone a great lightweight deer rifle that could be used on all of the North American game animals, its nice condition is going to catch the attention of the collectors out there who are certain to bid this up well past where the shooters will be willing to go. Please see our photos and good luck!

Steyr Mannlicher Model 1956 MC Carbine .243 Winchester Bolt Rifle 1960 C&R
Steyr Mannlicher Model 1956 MC Carbine .243 Winchester Bolt Rifle 1960 C&R