I did some quick research and depending
on what website you go to, this is a Type 45 or Type 46. The
Buddhist calendar changes in the middle of 1903 so either
appears correct. Either way this rifle was converted to the
Type 66 ammo which used a spitzer bullet as evidenced by the
modified rear sight. The arch of the leaf was reduced in
height to accommodate the flatter shooting bullet.
Unfortunately ammo or ready to load brass is unavailable for
this rifle unless you want to reform other modern brass to
size. I have been informed that the 8x56R Mannlicher cases
for the Steyr M95 rifle will work once cut to length and
resized. The base diameter is the same. Once you have cases
I found some reloading data online.
Click here to see. (Scroll down to post #6) This
reloading data is for informational purposes only. I am not
responsible for anyone's stupidity but my own. Google how to
reload for this round and see what others have tried. If you
try reloading, always start with low pressure loads and work
Overall this rifle is in very good
condition. The wood has the usual dents and dings associated
with handling over the years. There is lots of bluing left
on the metal and the bore is excellent. All of the original
armory markings are there, nothing has been removed. It is
missing the cleaning rod.
This gun must be
shipped to an FFL or C&R holder or can purchased in person.
I will not ship to any
place this is banned. Know your laws.