The Mannlicher Schönauer is a type of rotary-magazine bolt-action rifle produced by Steyr Mannlicher for the Greek Army in 1903 and later was also used in small numbers by the Austro-Hungarian Army. Post war use was for civilian use such as hunting and target practice.
High production costs and the difficulty of fitting telescopic sights to the rifle’s split receivers eventually resulted in a decision to terminate production in 1972. The Mannlicher Schönauer models produced had been: 1900, 1903, 1905, 1908, 1910, 1924 High Velocity Sporting Rifle, 1950, 1952, 1956 Monte Carlo, 1961 Monte Carlo All-Purpose, Magnum.
Due to its popularity, the rifle is still manufactured by independent gunsmiths (such as Erich Schöder) in its country of origin. Spare parts are also still widely available.