Was there ever an L46 Mannlicher Carbine?

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  1. icebear

    icebear Well-Known Member

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    Have any of you ever seen or heard of an L46 Mannlicher-style carbine? The full-length, full-stock rifle is fairly common, but I have never seen or heard of a carbine-length L46 in .222 or any other caliber. An L469, yes - I have one in .222 Magnum. But not an actual L46. Anybody know if such a thing exists?

    Here's an L469 carbine in .222 Magnum. It has the late style stock with the raised cheekpiece. I suspect this is pretty rare - anybody know how many L469 carbines were made?
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  2. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Yeah there are a few L46 Fullwood carbines in this neck of the woods. Not super common but they pop up from time to time. Below is my warhorse in .222. Its shot some stuff in its time! I really like the 20 inch barrel.
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    icebear Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Tops, looks like you've taken some game with that one! I'll be on the lookout now that I know the L46 carbine exists.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    IIRC, they came with both 20" & 24" bbls and two piece & one piece stocks. If I haven't "misremembered" there is photographic evidence here somewhere.
     
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    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    This could be some of the worst news you could hear, but I bought one in a 218 Bee. When I got it, the stock had been broken at the wrist and the rear Sako ring was dented...

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Ouch!!!! Is that the long barrel version? Cardboard boxes don't offer much protection, but as hard as that got hit I'm not sure anything would have helped short of a steel box.
     
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    Sorry to see this. Another rare one is damaged by careless packaging and handling during shipping evidently. Hope that you can recover some of the loss and might be fortunate enough to find a replacement stock. I found long ago that the best investment is to pay the seller for insured shipment in a hard case. Sakojim.
     
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    Kirk, has this stock been repaired or is this a new occurrence?
     
  9. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Poor packaging can result in scratches and bruises, but abuse like that is the fault of the shipping company. At the very best it demonstrates gross negligence and at the worst it is the result of intentional and malicious depredation.

    I beg shippers not to use UPS since (1) the incidence of broken guns appears higher than with Fedex or the Postal Service, and (2) I've had absolutely no success in getting UPS to pay anything on insured damaged goods. "Faulty packaging" is always what they come back with when denying a claim -- even when the forklift tracks across the mangled box hint at something else. Regardless of what kind of "protection" you attempt to surround a gun with -- bubble wrap, foam-lined case, triple box -- nothing can withstand running over it with a forklift.
     
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    This had to go to some warehouse in Georgia for analysis for insurance. They paid off and kept the gun. I wanted to get the remains and resurrect it, but they didn’t answer any emails...
     

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