Haenel 1909 Hybrid Mauser/Mannlicher?
I saw this on Gunbroker.I have only seen 1 other type like this back at the OCGA in Cleveland.This looks like it has Gew-88 origins.My collector friend called it a Shilling-it was in the Gew88 cartrige.The one on the internet is in 7mm and is marked on the Receiver "CG Haenel 1914"Marked on side of receiver" Haenel Mod.1909".It looks like Gew98 length but has a short leaf carbine type sight.It also looks like South American or Chinese use.I am not trying to help this guy sell this-I dont know him but it was a strange rifle that I have seen only one example of in the last 25 years.The same guy has a Haenel Kar.88 in 7mm also-Anyone have any ideas on the 1909 rifle?
Haenel mod 1909 dated 1914
Gew.88 type action and bolt
Different bolt relase
Small handguard,short carbine type rear sight leaf
Long 29" or so barrel-Gew. length
No front barrel band-bayonet lug wrapps part way up sides of barrel
Long bayonet lug for standard 98 type bayonets.
Mauser magazine flush with stock.
dated 1914 on top of receiver
has fractur letter proofs on side of receiver
no take down washer.
I saw this and thought I should post about it.I think it needs to be an a Gunboards members collection
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