|Here is a shot of me shooting a Steyr-Mannlicher
M1895 Stutzenkarabiner. It is an original WWI era Austro-Hungarian short
rifle intended for use by Alpine troops. It is chambered for 8x50R.
Click here to see some more of my collection.
One of the main reasons why I collect antique military arms is because they are a physical connection to the past. My main area of interest is in American imperialism. Not that it is a good thing to subjugate less technologically advanced civilizations, but because during the period of our American Empire of a century ago our nation was at it's best. We had recovered a sense of unity lost during the Civil War and had a certain boldness that has since been lost.
Links on this site:
at a memorial detail firing GEW 88 rifles, circa 1900
More vintage views of Winchester-Lees in the service.
More Winchester-Lee photos...from the 1999 USMC Birthday Pageant
Winchester-Lee #5960 recovered from USS MAINE
Relics recovered from the USS MAINE
Visit to Dewey's Manila
Bay flagship USS Olympia in March 2003
External links (open in new window):
Library of Congress Introduction to the Spanish-American War, 1898
War Centennial Site