Sold For: $1,304.00
Make: Steyr-Mannlicher of Austria
Serial Number: 104010
Year of Manufacture: August 1979
Caliber: .270 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action with Detachable Box Magazine & Sliding Safety
Markings: The right side of the barrel and the right side of the chamber ring are each marked with a black powder proof, a “NPv” final smokeless proof and a “879” date code. The right side of the chamber ring is also marked “104010”. The right rear of the receiver is marked “MADE IN AUSTRIA”. The right side of the barrel at the rear sight is marked “ONORM M3170 STLF3”. The left side of the barrel is marked “STEYR, GRAND RAPIDS, ID.” and “270 WIN.“. The left side of the receiver is marked with a Steyr logo, “STEYR MANNLICHER” and “LUXUS”. The grip cap has a nickel plated medallion in the center marked with a Steyr logo.
Barrel Length: The barrel is about 23 ½” in length.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade pinned into a serrated ramped base fixed to the barrel. The vertical rear face of the blade is silver. The rear sight is a single “U” notches leaf sight dovetailed into a raised boss on the barrel and secured with a set screw. There is a Redfield 3X9 “Illuminator” variable power scope mounted on the top of the receiver with two piece Redfield style mounts. The scope has Butler Creek black plastic flip-up covers at both ends. The reticle is a wide view type full duplex and the lenses are clear and free of distortion. The body of the scope shows no marks. The power ring is a little stiff, but does turn throughout its entire normal range. The scope is in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece checkered fancy walnut with a pistol grip, Montel Carlo comb and cheekpiece. The buttstock has a beautiful fiddleback pattern, so please see our pictures. The pistol grip has a dark rosewood grip cap and the forend has a rosewood tip. There is a brown vented rubber recoil pad mounted at the butt marked with a Steyr logo. There is a sling swivel stud mounted in the belly and a sling swivel base mounted on a boss on the underside of the barrel. There a few very light handling marks in the buttstock and a few more on the left side of the forend at the front of the magazine release. The checkering is mostly sharp with a few spots of light wear. There are no mars in the checkering. The LOP measures 13 13/16” from the front of the back of the recoil pad. The recoil pad is still soft and pliable and shows only a few light marks. The pad is in Excellent condition, as-is the stock.
Type of Finish: The finish is blued. The bolt is jeweled and the trigger is gold plated.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99+% of its metal finish. There are a few very light marks in the barrel and a light mark on the left side of the receiver below the rear scope mount. The safety serrations are sharp. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Near Mint condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This rifle has a single set trigger and a classic spoon shaped bolt handle. The trigger is currently set to break at 4lbs. 8 ozs. This rifle has a sliding safety on the right rear of the receiver. The magazine drops free when the steel release bars on the underside of the forend are pressed inwards. 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: This rifle comes with a total of two blued steel 3 round box magazines, a rifle sling, and paperwork. Both sides of the magazine are marked with a Steyr logo and the left side is marked with 4 different cartridge names, including “.270”. The magazines shows no wear and the spare magazine appears unused. Both are in Excellent condition. The rifle sling is a brown leather padded sling marked “BIANCHI #75 “COBRA GRANDE”. The sling is engraved with a brown flowery pattern against black backgrounding and h as the initials “GNM” engraved with black lettering near the top of the sling. A thumbhole is at the bottom of the padded section of the sling for use in steadying the rifle when carrying it slung. The sling appears to be unused, but there is some verdigris around the Chicago screws. The sling is still folded and in the factory Bianchi bag. The paperwork consists of the original factory Owner’s Manual for the rifle, a factory Owner’s Manual for the Redfield scope, a Redfield summary of the Illuminator features, a copy of the Mannlicher Return Merchandise Policy and a factor test target. The test target shows a three hole group shot at 100 meters measuring 0.850” center-center.
Our Assessment: This is a Steyr Mannlicher Model M Luxus sporting rifle. It is chambered in .270 Win. and has a beautiful fiddleback patterned checkered walnut stock, so please see our pictures. There is a Redfield 3X9 variable power “Illuminator” scope mounted on the receiver with two piece Redfield style mounts. The rifle comes with a spare unused magazine, an unused but personalized Bianchi #75 Rifle Sling, manuals for the rifle and scope, and a 100 meter factory test target with a 0.850” three shot group. This rifle is in about Near Mint condition with about 99+% of its finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. The .270 Win. Cartridge is a very versatile flat shooting cartridge that can be used on everything from varmints up to elk with the correct loading, and makes an excellent long range antelope cartridge. With its good looks, exceptional Austrian quality and great all-around chambering, we think this would make the perfect rifle for the person who wanted the ultimate in all-around rifle. However, the collectors will be interested in the rifle with its outstanding finish, and probably aren’t going to give the shooters a chance.