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This one is interesting. I like it because the stock is the rough original finish. Plenty of handling marks. Has an "X" in either fingergroove, maybe kills, or just random. Oddly my Bulgarian Partisan M95 has 5 hatches in both sides also.Took pics of smaller stock marks and serials, as these seem to disappear on later rifles from sanding, etc.

On underside of barrel there is a "circle T" forget if that means anything? Rifle is a Steyr Wn 16 with Austrian eagles. No import marks. No serials match anywhere - odd for a WWI Austrian, but maybe got rebuilt at lower level, or after the war somewhere. Wonder who and when rebuilt it. Who ever thought non-matching numbers could be more interesting than matching numbers?
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Unit marked to 64th Infantry Regiment. What I've found on ze veb:


Hungarian Infantry Regiment "Ritter von Auffenberg" No. 64
Built: 1860 - XII. Army Corps - 16 Infantry Division troops
Nationalities: 86% Romanians - 14% Other
Supplementary District: Broos
Garrison: Bar, I., II Battalion: Broos (Szászvárosu) - III. Baon: Trebinje (Trebinjach) - IV Baon: Abrudbánya (German: United Schlatten / county Unterweißburg - Hungaria)
Commanding Officer: Colonel Joseph Lieb
Hungarian style uniform - collar: orange - buttons: yellow


Looks like the 64th went to Galicia, Serbia, and fought specifically at Caporetto. I wonder where all the parts to make this rifle ended up???
 

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If I remember correctly, the circle T marking like that is Yugoslavian. I've only ever heard it placed on an M95 one other time.
 

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If I remember correctly, the circle T marking like that is Yugoslavian.
Circle-T = Tigelstahl (Austrian); Crown-T = Serbian test stamp.
 
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