Very interesting collection!
Anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw - Soldier Christmas celebrations in Poznan.
Defense Battalion during parade in front of the Imperial Castle. Soldiers carry Karabin Berthier wz.1916
Changing of the guard posts in the KOP-Polish-Latvian border. Soldiers carry Karabin Berthier wz.1916
Celebrations 10th anniversary of the Border Protection Corps stationed in Turylczu.
Rifle Company of KOP during the speech. Soldiers appear to have Karabin Berthier wz.1916
Here are images of Mannlicher M95 (M1895) rifles used in the 2nd Republic.
Though taken between 1943-44 this is a nice image of carbine carried by a soldier of the AK.
Title: 74 Regiment Army - Radom and Kielce District. Soldier 1st Battalion 74 Infantry Regiment
Army of the horse.
Physical Education and Military Adoption in Prużanie. Group photo of members of the winning team's school troop Crafts Schools in Prużanie in the 6 km marching bands.
Overview troop school gymnasium in Prużanie State by 80 Infantry Regiment commander Colonel. Romuald Kohutnickiego (3, right). Accompanied by: District commander Maj. WFiPW Wrzosek (for Kohutnickim), director of the School of Pruzhany Cichocki (1, right), commander of the county WFiPW Gnatowski Lt. Leon (4, right).
Week celebration of Polish policeman in Krakow. Image Description: Parade branch of the National Police.
Event Date: 1925-1909
Military Training Exercises Railway in Sosnowiec. Branches present in a number of weapons. Visible in the
background Tryburcy station chief, his deputy commander MIgura and Lt. Szpilewicz (1st right).
Event Date: 1931-1906
Last edited by ChrisW01; 01-10-2013 at 11:25 PM. Reason: Found caption for last image
Continuing with the theme of Foreign Rifles used by the Wojsko Polskie... here are photographs of a Mannlicher M95 rifle and two Mannlicher M95 carbines.
First up a Mannlicher M95 carbine made at Budapest in Hungary:
Note the carbine stock has unfortunately been converted to a sportser stock.
Zbrojownia No.2 (Warszawska) stamp on butt stock along with what may be Austrian or Hungarian unit numbers.
Hungarian proof mark on receiver.
Circled 'Z' stamp is reported to be a Polish proof mark.
Serial number matching the stock to the receiver.
Plug in wrist.
Photographs of a Mannlicher M95 carbine showing side wrist sling swivel.
Photographs of the Mannlicher M95 carbines courtesy of Military Mausers forum member 'Clay' from Gunboards.com and fhpubforum.warumdarum.de.
Last edited by dastier; 01-10-2013 at 08:14 PM. Reason: Updated M95 carbine photo reference.
Next an Mannlicher M95 carbine made by Steyr of Austria...
This M95 carbine retains its proper configuration and length stock. Note front barrel band with stacking rod and bayonet lug.
Unfocused but the Austrian military acceptance stamp can still be made out on the barrel.
I'm not sure if the Kr.21 is a Polish or Austrian marking. As well there are the letters R Z K stamp across the butt stock closer to the wrist.
Possible serial number matching the stock to the receiver (unfortunately no pic of the receiver or barrel serial number).
Photographs of the Mannlicher M95 carbine courtesy of Military Mausers forum member 'Clay' from Gunboards.com.
Last edited by dastier; 01-10-2013 at 08:37 PM. Reason: Updated photo.
Last up a Mannlicher M95 rifle made by Steyr of Austria...
I believe this marking has been seen on Polish or SCW rifles.
Again not sure if Kr.23 is a Polish or Austrian stamp. Possibly a workshop, depot or unit marking.
I found a reference to the Kr.23 marking on the Manowar Hungarian Weapons and History site re Polish Austro Hungarian Mannlicher Rifles and Carbines which states that on the Polish M95 "The right side of the buttstock maybe arsenal depot marked like 'Zb' or 'Zbr-1' or 'Kr-23' (Kr = Krakow)."
Photographs of the Mannlicher M95 rifle courtesy of Military Mausers forum member 'Clay' from Gunboards.com.
Last edited by dastier; 01-10-2013 at 06:08 PM. Reason: Additional information added.
Some II RP pictures to compliment Mike's Mannlicher M95 images. Apologies in advance for choppy Google translations.
Dedication Station Military Training rifle in Piotrowice. Chief engineer station in Katowice.
Adam Wyleżyński passes in front of the troops presenting arms.Date unknown.
Transfer of machine guns to Warsaw Brigade of National Defense school founded by labor battalions "Przyszłość"
Youth brigade of Private Middle and High School Educational-Educational Society "Przyszłość" No. 90 in Warsaw
convey two Browning machine guns, wz. 1928. Students present 8 mm Mannlicher rifles wz. 1890.
Celebration of Physical Education and Military in Krakow. Branch presents Mannlicher M95 rifles.
Polish Military Organization - group from Częstochowy. Szudejki high school students in Częstochowy who disarmed Germans posing with Mannlicher 1896 rifles .
Event Date: 1918-11-11
Classes of students from the school Piarist Fathers included in divisions of Physical Education and Military Fathers.
Branch students with Mannlicher M95 Carbine's on their shoulders.
A few more images of Mannlicher M95 rifles in use with the military.
Class of Physical Education and Military in Spała.
Telephone communication platoon on bikes.
Exercises of Physical Education and Military Spała
Medical section practice dressing the wounded.
Source NAC Zbiory NAC on-line - prototyp