Mannlicher, Ferdinand

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Mannlicher, Ferdinand Gender: M
Mannlicher, Carl Adolph Joseph Ferdinand
born on 30 January 1848 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Mainz, Germany, 50n01, 8e16
Timezone LMT m8e16 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
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Ferdinand Mannlicher


Austrian firearms designer, the inventor of the cartridge clip, which allows loading a box magazine in one motion. An inventive genius ahead of his time, many of his designs were failures because they were more advanced than the ammunition and metals of their day.

Mannlicher served as chief engineer of the Austrian Northern Railroad and then joined the Austrian Arms Company, Styr, in 1866. His first rifle design, a turning-bolt action, was not a notable success; but his

subsequent designs incorporated many advanced innovations and came into wide use in Europe. His first straight-pull, bolt-action rifle, 1884, led to the popular Model 1885 11-mm Austrian service rifle. The following year, he developed the cartridge clip and used it in the Model 1885. Later, the clip was almost universally adopted for automatic-feeding pistols and rifles. Mannlicher designed about 150 types of repeating guns, many of them automatic.

JS Under Notable we have Founder/Originator which covers those who Invent, Discover, Create or are the first to instigate; those who found societies as well as begin procedures

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  • Work : New Career 1866 (Austrian Arms Company)
  • Work : Gain social status 1884 (Invented bolt action rifle)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.C.


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (Inventive genius)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil (Chief of Austrian Northern Railroad)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Firearm designer)