Mannlicher M1890 Carbine
Not to be confused with Mannlicher M1890 Rifle.
|Repeating Carbine Model 1890|
Model 1890 Cavalry Carbine. From the collections of the Swedish Army Museum.
|Type||Bolt action rifle|
|Place of origin||Austria-Hungary|
|In service||1890–1918 (Austria-Hungary)|
Kingdom of Bulgaria
Emirate of Afghanistan
Kingdom of Hungary
First Austrian Republic
Kingdom of Hungary
|Wars||Balkan Wars, World War I|
|Variants||Cavalry Carbine, Gendarmerie Carbine and Navy Short Rifle|
|Mass||3.3 kilograms (7.3 lb)|
|Length||1,005 millimetres (39.6 in)|
|Barrel length||498 millimetres (19.6 in)|
M90/30, M90/31: 8×56mmR
|Action||Straight-pull bolt action|
|Muzzle velocity||620 m/s (2,034 ft/s) with M1893 ball cartridge|
|Feed system||5-round en bloc clip, integral box magazine|
The Repeating Carbine Model 1890 a.k.a. Mannlicher Model 1890 Carbine is a bolt-action rifle, designed by Ferdinand Mannlicher that used a new version of his straight-pull action bolt. It was introduced as an alternative to the Mannlicher M1888 as it was shorter and easier to maneuver with. Three main versions were introduced: Cavalry Carbine, Gendarmerie Carbine and Navy Short Rifle.
This variant was used by the Austro-Hungarian cavalry. A stacking rod, handguard and bayonet lug are absent.
This variant features sling swivels on the underside, a stacking rod and bayonet lugs. It was used by the Austro-Hungarian Navy.
The Austro-Hungarian Gendarmarie was also in need of a carbine. It adopted a version which featured a bayonet lug but no stacking rod.
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