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My Austrian Mystery Gun...

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Anyone out there ever come across a "TYROL" .22 rifle in their travels:confused:
This little guy is the mystery of my collection, never been able to find out anything about it.
Caliber = .22Short? (".22CURT" is the actual stamping on the barrel)
Weight = 4lbs
Barrel = 21" lightweight
Receiver = Split bridge
Stock = Half length, probably beechwood
Sights = post&bead front and a barrel mounted open partridge type sight adjustable foe elevation.
Bolt = enclosed head, cocks on closing. 4 piece bolt (?!?!) with a seperate rail mounted halfmoon extracter below the bolt and a seperate safety mounted at the back of the receiver behind the bolt.

The stampings are : "Made in Austria" on top of the barrel ahead of the sight and the caliber marking on the left of the barrel just forward of the receiver with a 5# serial number.
The receiver has a stylized crowned eagle with a circular shield with the letters TMH and the Motto TYROL below the logo.

Anyone have a clue as to what this thing is:confused: It's a neat little gallery gun, but I'd like to know more about it.;)
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Hello, Ziplock!

Personally, I'm not familiar with your rifle, but perhaps these folks can help you: German Gun Collectors Association (GGCA). I realize you've said it's an Austrian firearm, but Austria is right next door to Germany, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of the folks in the above organization can offer some help. Their website is:


GGCA also has a number of books that may help (albeit a bit pricey), depending on how badly you want to find out more. On their "bookshelf" listings I see an Item # B004 - "German and Austrian Gunmakers' Trade Catalogues". (250 pages; $59.95 non-members/$55.00 members.) Or Item # B050 - "Austrian & German Guns and Rifles." (303 pages; $100.00 non-members/$90.00 members.)

But I think I'd start out first by contacting GGCA to see what they have to say, before spending any money. Or otherwise, just keep an on-going search to see what turns up, on-line or otherwise. Hope this helps. Good luck! :t


"akrimfire" :coolgleam :snipersmi
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