Paul Walker’s Mannlicher-Schoenauer 1910 9.5x57mm Rotary Mag Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1910-25 C&R
SOLD FOR: $3,025.00
Make: Oesterreichische Waffenfabrik- Gesellschaft Steyr
Model: 1910 Mannlicher Schoenauer
Serial Number: 6367
Year of Manufacture: 1910-1925 (In 1925, the action was lengthened)
Caliber: 9.5x57mm Mannlicher Schoenauer
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Rotary Magazine & Set Trigger
Markings: The left side receiver is marked “OESTERR. WAFFENFABR. – GES. STEYR”. The left of the barrel shank is marked with Austrian proofs. The top of the chamber ring is marked “Patent / Mannlicher / Schoenauer / M.1910”. The right of the barrel shank and the bottom of the bolt handle are each marked “6367”. The belly of the stock is marked “38781”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a german silver blade dovetailed to a checkered, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U” notch with a folding “U”-notched leaf marked “300” dovetailed to a banded base at the rear of the barrel. The folding leaf is slightly loose when up but stays secure when folded down.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece full-length checkered walnut with nosecap, capped pistol grip, European-style cheekpiece, sling swivels front and rear, and a serrated steel buttplate with trapdoor covering three holes drilled in the rear face of the stock. Two of the holes are shorter than the third. The stock has some scattered light scratches, compressions, and scuffs. The checkering is well defined with light handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/8″ and 13 1/8″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. The plate has moderate finish wear with sharp serrations, in about Very Good condition. The stock rates in about Very Good-plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are dark. The rifling is sharp. There appears to be light erosion in the grooves, but some or most of this should prove to be stubborn fouling after a patient cleaning.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. The barrel has a patch of light scuffing on the top about mid-way between the front sight and front sling band. The receiver has a few tiny spots of light surface oxidation. The bolt has operational wear and the butter-knife handle shows light handling wear with sharp serrations on the underside. The magazine floorplate and trigger guard have mostly worn to white with minor discoloration from oxidation. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. It has a Mauser style safety on the back of the bolt which blocks the triggers and locks the bolt. The rifle has a rotary magazine with a push-button release on the right side of the receiver at the port. There is a bolt release on the left rear of the receiver. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a notarized letter from Paul Walker, Sr. confirming that it came from the collection of Paul Walker.
Our Assessment: This rifle comes from the collection of the late actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in The Fast and The Furious movie franchise. The Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifle dates to 1903 when the 6.5x54mm cartridge and both military and civilian rifles to shoot it were introduced. The 1903 Mannlicher rifles and carbines were the last designs of Ferdinand Ritter Von Mannlicher, who died the next year, and his friend Otto Schönauer who designed the exceptional rotary drum magazine intrinsic to all Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifles. Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifles and carbines were exclusively manufactured at Oesterreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft Steyr in Steyr, Austria. The Model 1903 rifle as the first of the famous M-S Rifles and Carbines and it established the basic design of all the models that were to follow. This rifle is a Model 1910, essentially the same gun chambered in 9.5x57mm M-S. This chambering made it suitable for larger game and would have been a popular choice for a European to take on safari. The rifle is in about Very Good-plus overall condition with about 92% of its finish remaining. The bore is mostly bright with what appears to be some erosion in the grooves, but most of which should clear up with a patient cleaning. This is a nice-looking rifle built with typical German-Austrian craftsmanship just after the turn of the century. This rifle would be a nice addition to any collection of early German bolt action sporting rifles. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible rifle can be transferred/sold in California.