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Recently acquired two M95s.
1. A M95 Long Rifle with a Budapest receiver. Barrel is marked Wn(Eagle)14. All metal parts including the bolt are Austrian marked with a K. The barrel serial number and receiver serial number do not match. No other numbers on stock or other metal parts. No import marks. Rifle will not chamber an 8x56 round, so it is probably an 8x50. No S on top of barrel. However, in line with the Wn(Eagle)14 is either an 8 on its side or two oo tangent (touching) to each other. Anyone have an idea what the oo means?

2. A sporterized M95 Stutzen. I almost cried when I saw it at an auction. Receiver is a Budapest, but everthing else is Austrian. Bubba threw away the upper hand guard and all of the metal bands, stacking rod and sling swivels, leaving a hole where the rear lower swivel was. He didn't do a bad job of rounding off the front of the stock. The barrel has a serial number, the receiver does not. The barrel does not have an S and will not chamber an 8x56 round. The barrel is marked Wn(Eagle), and I can't read the date number. No import marks.
Bought it because it was a Budapest and cheap and because I have all the missing parts. I will have to admit that the rifle balances very well in the hand and is very short and light. It makes a great woods rifle and if that is what Bubba* had in mind, he achieved his goal.
Any comments are welcome.

*I am one to talk. In 1963 I bought a Springfield M1903A3 from the DCM for $15 and over the next winter sporterized it putting on a new stock that I inletted and finished, and installing a target trigger and a turned down bolt handle to clear the scope I put on it. If I took it to a gun show tomorrow I'd be lucky to get $300 for it with the scope. If I had left it alone, I probably could get $650-$700. But, like Bubba, I can say that I built it and it is a part of me.
 

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Thank you Gary for your comments. Although the Budapest Long Rifle is a mix-master of parts, I wanted it because I have a photo of my grandfather carrying one when he served in the Hungarian Army from 1892 to 1903. He came to the US in 1903 as a legal alien. I recall him telling me that the two things that he liked most about the US were that he could own his own home and own a gun to protect it. I'm an NRA Life Member also, since 1969.
 
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