Mannlicher M.95 Stutzens/Carbines in Germany
These weapons were used considerably by the German police during WW2. The German weapon designation was: Gew95(oe). These weapons were supposedly marked
on both, the side of the receiver and on the buttstock.
Steel-cased Austrian-made ammunition, bearing the date 1938 plus the German Eagle and Swastika marking, has been found in quantity.
WaA623 would be the correct WaffenAmpt for Steyr. Apparently there are some weapons can be found with fake WaffenApts and other nazi symbols. The obviously
fake WaA's are usually a different number, and/or punched too large or too deep or look 'fresh'. Some fake stock markings were made using heat.
Significant number of collectors claim that the WaffenAmpts are all fake on these guns, and only German repair marks should be considered 'authentical'. So any additional 'value' given due to the WaA marks should be at least questionable.
WaA63 acceptance mark on an M95 scabbard. Based on available information, the WaA63 was used 1940-45 on Brno
produced Mausers and bayonets. If this stamp is genuine, it would indicate that the M95 Mannlichers were still in Czech service as late as 1940.
Note: During WW1 German units fighting alongside Austro-Hungarians on the Eastern and Southern fronts were issued 8x50R M.95 rifles to simplify ammo supply. These weapons had no additional markings.