Mannlicher Model 1895 Rifle : Major J Bruche, Commonwealth Horse

Place Africa: South Africa
Accession Number RELAWM15895
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made Austria
Date made Unknown
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Description

Mannlicher Model 1895 straight pull bolt action rifle. The breech is stamped OE over WG. It has a full length wooden stock with a stacking hook near the muzzle. The serial number is on the barrel knox form and the left side of the butt.

History / Summary

This rifle was obtained by Major General Sir Julius Bruche who served with the Second Contingent Australian Commonwealth Horse during the Boer War.

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