Steyr Mannlicher Model 1956 MC Carbine .243 Win. 20″ Bolt Rifle, 1960 C&R

SOLD FOR: $2525

LSB#: 230923JH002

Steyr Daimler Puch A.G., Imported by Stoeger

Mannlicher Schoenauer Model 1956 MC Carbine

Serial Number: 21722

Year of Manufacture: 1957

.243 Winchester

Action Type: 
Bolt Action with Internal Rotary Magazine

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics:
 The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a checkered, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The base is installed with a protective hood. 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). The left side of the receiver is installed with a Griffin & Howe base via holes that are below the stockline. The QD base has rings holding a Tasco 3-9×40 scope. There are a few scattered marks through the finish and light handling marks. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in Fine condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: 
The stock is one piece checkered walnut full stock with nosecap, capped pistol grip, Monte Carlo comb with cheekpiece, serrated black plastic buttplate, and a sling swivel in the belly. There are some scattered compressions and draglines. There are some scattered scuffs and areas of minor finish wear. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate and spacer are proud to the wood. There is some light wear on the plate. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: 
This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered little spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation on the bolt handle. There are some little spots of frost on the magazine. There is some finish wear on the edges. There are a couple of spots of minor frost. There are some light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp to lightly used with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine Plus 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: 
Included is the previously described scope.

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 a single trigger. The rifle is in about Fine Plus condition with about 97% 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. 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!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

Steyr Mannlicher Model 1956 MC Carbine .243 Win. 20" Bolt Rifle, 1960 C&R
Steyr Mannlicher Model 1956 MC Carbine .243 Win. 20″ Bolt Rifle, 1960 C&R