SIG Mannlicher 1893 - sn 1xx
This very low serial number SIG Mannlicher 1893 rifle, also known as the 1893 Cavalry Carbine is in very good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. All visible serial numbers matching. Bore is bright with sharp rifling, but there is some very light pitting near the muzzle. Tiger stripe pattern on the handguard. Furniture overall is clean with various handling marks, and some pressure marks and dents. The left side of the stock has some light pressure marks below the receiver. The comb of the stock also has multiple light pressure marks. There is a larger dent on the right side of the grip. There are a couple of long but light handling marks on the right side of the stock below the receiver. Stock has some light discoloration in the wood at the butt and toe on the right side. There are also some pressure marks and a wood blemish on the underside of the stock near the grip. Bluing on the receiver is very worn, with sections of the top and right sides approaching white. Barrel band has light finish wear. Front sight has light patina and finish wear on the sight ears and on the front side. Magazine bluing is thinning and the underside has heavy edge wear. Trigger guard has heavy finish wear. Butt plate bluing is dark.
Receiver is stamped with the "S.J.G. NEUHAUSEN" manufacturer mark above the serial number. Parts are stamped with a Swiss inspection stamp of a cross over S. There is no stamp in the comb of the stock near the butt. Receiver is P20 stamped. Includes leather sling.
Antique; no import engraving.
This scarce example of a Swiss Mannlicher 1893 is one of only 4,250 total produced at SIG Neuhausen between 1895-1896. 1893 models produced afterward were produced by W+F BERN.