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No factory Mannlicher-Schoenauer in that caliber has been formally observed. World War II era production was marked “Made in Germany”, complete with proof marks. The latest observed proof date for a post WWII Mannlicher-Schoenauer is 1971, with rumors of 1972. As a group, the Magnum models probably make up the bulk of the true rarities among Mannlicher-Schenauers.
The NO may also have been available in the MC serial number series. Although Mannlicher-Schoenauer production officially ceased in 1968, some examples have been observed with proofmarks indicating 1970 and later as the final year of assembly. For a serious case of confusion, see the Mannlicher-Schoenauer section of the of 1962. The only metric calibers offered to the US market after 1960 are 6.5x54mm, 7x57mm, 6.5x68mm, and 8x68mm.
Therein are listed the 1961-MCA, 1960-MC, 1952-GK, Magnum, and Premier, all have differences. However, unofficially, the 6.5x55mm, 6.5x57mm, 7x64mm and 8x57mm were offered as USA special orders throughout Post War era production. During the M1950-M1952 series production run, Stoegers listed 18 variations of the Mannlicher-Schoenauer in their catalogues. The M1950 NO series was listed by Albrecht Kind as being offered in 6.5x54, 6.5x55, 6.5x57, 6.5x68, 7x57, 7x64, 8x57JS, 8x60S, 8x68, 9.3x62, .243, .244, .270, .280, .308, .30-06. The Model MC appears in catalogues as both 1956-MC, and 1960-MC 15.
Early in the Post WWII production Steyr began to list the M-S as “available in 6.5mm”, which was taken in the USA to mean 6.5x54mm.
In reality, the weapons were available in were available. Through out the MCA production run, European market “NO” models with straight handled blued bolts and “GK” style stocks were produced in assorted metric calibers (6.5x55, 6.5x57, 7x64, 8x57, 9.3x62) and some US calibers.