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Hungarian M31

Hungarian Model 1935, Caliber 8mm M31 Hungaiian. The bolt and receiver are modified from the earlier Roumanian Männlicher. The design is a two-piece turn bolt. The receiver bridge is split and the bolt handle lochs down forward of the bridge. Q

The magazine is Mannlicher construction. The cartridge is rimmed. It is interchangeable with the Austrian 8mm Model 30 C

7.92 Model 98/10. This is a development of the 193:5 Hungarian design. Its name derives from the fact that it was developed in 19-10 to use the German Model 98 (7.9mm) cartridge and charger clip. (Note: This basic design is referred to in Hungary as Model 4}f indicating dale of introduction.) The magazine is a modified Mauser.

Mauser Cartridge Rimmed

The AMD, Hungarian version of 7.62mm A KM with short barrel and muzzle brake

Model 1935

This rifle was adopted in 1935. It is a composite of several Mannlicher designs. The action is the Mannlicher turning bolt design with two-piece bolt, the bolt head being removable to permit striker and mainspring insertion from the front end. The cocking piece is the type used on the M. 95, which permits cocking without opening the action. The magazine projects below the bottom of the stock. It loads with a typical Männlicher clip. Stock is two piece.

Modified Mannlicher M 95

Straight, pull for 8X56R Hungarian M31 cartridge. These found in both rifle and carbine. Hungary used the Model 95 Mannlicher for the 8X52R Austrian cartridge until 1931 when they adopted the 8xj6R cartridge. This case had the same head diameter, less belly, and a long tapering shoulder similar to the .300 H&H. Rifles and carbines were rebarreled for this, using the same length barrel throated for the pointed bullet. Only change was a larger rear sight graduated for the new ammunition, plus clamp-on front sight protector. These are identified with a large "H" 5/16" high on barrel over chamber. Barrels were numbered but do not agree with receiver numbers. Many were in service—we captured thousands of them.

Captured technical prisoners reported that extraction was poor, causing redesign of the action to Turning Bolt Mannlicher—this new model being called the 35M.

Hungarian caliber is common. Thousands were captured, marked Budapest.

Hungarian Model 1935M

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Caliber: 8mm M31, 8x56mm Overall length, rifle without bayonet: 43 Overall weight, rifle without bayonet: 8.9 lbs. Type of action: Turnbolt Type of Magazine: Vertical Box (Straight line feed)

Barrel Length: 23.G" Bore Diameter: .315" No. Grooves: 4 Type of bolt: 2-piecc Capacity: 5 Direction of Twist:

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Notes:

1. Bolt handle projects almost at right angles. Cocking piece is Mannlicher Model 1895 type, permitting cocking without opening action. Magazine projects below stock. Caliber is a special rim type bottleneck 8x56mm. Point of manufacture: Budapest Arsenal.

2. This ritte as modified in 1940 was listed by the Germans as the "Gewehr 98/40"—indicating n modification made in 1940 for the standard German rimless 7:92mm cartridge used in the Kar. 98. The modification replaced the original projecting single line box magazine with a Mauser type flush double line box.

3. In 1943 the 98/40, with slight modifications, was adopted by the Hungarians as the Model 1943- modifications consisted of using Hungarian type fittings—sling swivels, and bayonet lug rather than German type as on the 98/40.

Hungarian M31

Hungarian 7.92mm Mi3 Rifle.

Hungarian Ml943

Caliber: 7.92mm Overall length: 43.0" Weight, haded: 8.6 lbs. Type of action: Turnbolt

Type of boll: 2 piece

Type of magazine: Integral staggered row box; Capacity—5 Barrel length: 23.8"

8mm Cartridge M31

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