Steyr 1912 rifle in excellent condition. These are near impossible to come by in this condition. Standard 1912 Steyr rifle in 7mm Mauser with a 29 inch barrel. The receivers and bolts of these rifles were originally 'in the white', as this one is. These guns were all made between 1912 and 1914. Production ceased at the outbreak of WWI. The serial number is B1841. The full serial number appears in 4 places on the rifle: left front of receiver, left side of stock, just under the left front of receiver, top of bolt handle and underneath the rifle in front of magazine well. The receiver is stamped with the crest of Chile. Modelo 1912 is stamped under the crest on the receiver. The left side of the receiver side rail is stamped "WAFFENFABRIK STEYR" with "AUSTRIA" underneath. The crest is also stamped on the left of the stock with 1912 underneath. This is opposite the stock disk on the right side which is stamped with crossed miner's hammers, a Chilean Proof. All of this is visible in the pictures below. Most metal parts have the last 2 digits of the S/N or a proof of one sort or another stamped on them. The sling is retained at the rear by a quick-release attachment; which are usually lost on these rifles. There is a sling attachment in the normal place behind the stock's pistol grip. The blued surfaces and barrel are about 97% with storage dings and a scrape on the trigger guard. The other metal surfaces are in 99% condition. Stock suffers numerous storage dings and gouges but is solid with no cracks, splits or soft spots. The cleaning rod is correct for the model but not serial number to the gun, B8258. It is in near perfect condition. The bayonet is correct for the rifle but worn. The guns had bayonets and scabbards serial numbered to the gun, but this one is not. The right of the blade has the Chilean shield with star on it in front of the hilt. On the left side of the blade is the "OE" over "WG" for Oesterreichische Waffensfabriks Gesellschaft. The serial number on the blade is on the right side of the hilt, D1724 in this case. The sheath has the serial number stamped into the button for the leather frog, C8399. Fortunately, I have the frog which seems to be harder to find than the bayonet. According to the books about 38,000 guns were manufactured. For more pictures just pick the spot. Prefer postal money order but flexible. No import mark. If you collect the so called “Commission Mausers” you won’t find a better one these days.
Para Ordinance P-13