Serial Number: 123429
Year of Manufacture: Between the Wars (C&R OK)
Action Type: Straight Pull Bolt Ac tion Rifle
Markings: The top of the receiver ring is marked "Steyr M95M". The serial number is found on both the receiver and barrel, on the left side and on the metal in front of the trigger guard. The floorplate under the magazine is marked "23429 ". There is a proof mark on the left of the barrel, about two inches forward of the receiver and on the receiver ring. The top of the bolt handle is marked "123429". The top of the barrel has several unintelligible letters near the receiver. There is a greek "PHI"symbol under the sight.
Barrel Length: 24"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a raised blade in a dovetail slot. The rear sight is slider adjustable to 2000 M.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are one piece wood, perhaps some version of maple, the stock coloring is slightly yellow. There are no major cracks or losses. There are many dings and mars that have been sanded. The front of the pistol grip shows dings and mars. The wrists have been hand checkered.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: This gun has been reblued.
Bore Condition: The rifling is sharp and deep. The bore is bright. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 85% of its of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some blue over pitting on the receiver, and some minor scratches on the barrel. The vast majority of the reapplied finish is retained.. The Screw heads are sharp and show little damage. The markings are mostly clear as described above. Overall, this gun rates in about good as refinished and sporterized condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The bolt is stiff to operate. The trigger is light..
Box & Accessories: There is a sling with swivels included with this gun.
Our Assessment: This is a quality gun that at some point was sporterized. The barrel is in good condition and is chambered in the very practical 8x57 mm caliber. This will make a great hard hitting hunting rifle.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.
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