Wednesday, April 1, 2020
2021 Austria Trip

       The Mannlichers Collector's Assn. (MCA) voted at their last annual meeting to explore the possibly of holding their 2021 annual meeting and shooting completion in Austria. Since then fifteen MCA members have expressed a desire to attend an Austrian Meeting with 20-25 persons at most likely to attend. Based on our prior communication,  the MCA wishes to formally explore the possibility of holding the  MCA's 2021 Annual Meeting at the Steyr facilities in Austria sometime during the June to October time frame.

      The MCA annually moves the location and time of its annual meeting to coincide with a major firearms show/exhibition. The 2020 Meeting is scheduled for 2-4 April in Tulsa Oklahoma which dovetails with the largest gun show in the United States, The Wannamaker.  Prior to that meeting, officers/representatives of both the MCA and Steyr will be attending the U.S. Shot show in Las Vegas Nevada Jan 21-24, 2020. MCA president John Ludwig and past president Rob Blank will both be in attendance. On behalf of the MCA they will explore the possibility and feasibility of holding the 2021 MCA Annual meeting at Steyr's Austrian Headquarters'.

      Other than a meeting room, we always hold a banquet/dinner and a Schutzen type shooting event limited to Mannlicher Schoenauer and Steyr firearms. The shooting event is a friendly affair with our members sighting in and then shooting each other's firearms. At the end of the event each shooter shoots one shot at a special target with the shooter closest to the center receiving a prize at the MCA banquet. Other than these events we would love to tour The Steyr facilities and be able to shoot some of Steyr's current production firearms.

     Any questions, concerns and follow-up about the Austria trip should be sent to Col. Lynn Levengood USA Ret., MCA vice president at or phone 1-605-642-2329.

     Questions about the 2020 Annual meeting, hotel reservations, etc. should be sent to our President, John Ludwig (see Contacts page)


2020 Annual Convention

We will be meeting in Tulsa, OK in conjunction with the Tulsa Arms Show.     The show is April 4th and 5th.  We will have a rifle match on the 3rd and a President's Reception that evening.  The evening of the 4th is our Banquet and Auction.  Please send me ANY items that you would like to donate for the Auction.

More information to come or email/call me, the President.


Website Registration

We are currently experiencing a problem with registering people to our site.  We do not know when this problem will be resolved unfortunately.  It is not mandatory to register.

Thank you for you understanding.


New Sec./Tres. and PO Box

After many great years of service, Armond "Rick" Martel has resigned his position as our Secretary/Treasurer.  We are sorry he had to do that but welcome Jerry Jones as our new officer.  The Executive committee voted to accept Ricks resignation and appoint Jerry to the position.  Jerry will hold the position until our next annual meeting where a formal vote will be made.  We appreciate Jerry stepping up and understand that he will be receiving help from his wife, Jeanne.  She is no stranger to the MCA because they both have attended many annual banquets.

Jerry has set up a new mail box for the MCA.  It is PO Box 1153, Bedford, TX  76095.  Please send dues and applications to the new address.


New Membership Application

The Mannlicher Collectors Association has a new membership application! Click here to view the new membership application form.  Please send applications to our new address PO Box 1153, Bedford, TX  76095.  


2019 Annual Convention Highlights

Go to our Events section to learn about the good time everyone had.


Mannlicher Newsletters

Below are some examples of the quarterly newsletters sent to our members in the past.

Newsletter #99

  • 2009 Annual Meeting, Tulsa, OK, USA
  • A European View of the 6.5mm Mannlicher
  • Pretty Variations on the Mannlicher-Schoenauer
  • "Cast" in Mannlicher-Schoenauer Stocks
  • The 9.3mm Two Step
  • Privi-Partizan Has a Problem
  • A .244 Remington Model MC Mannlicher

Newsletter #100

  • The Hungarian Huzagol 35.M: The Last Military Mannlicher
  • RWS Bullets for the Mannlicher Schoenauer
  • The 9.3mm Revisited by 9.3 Norm
  • Midway Arms 6.5x54mm M-S Ammunition
  • Steyr Arms Acquires Merkel

Newsletter #105

  • Biography of Ernst Reichmayr
  • The History of Steyr-Mannlicher, a Book Review
  • What Others Say
  • From the Archives
  • Mannlichers Afield
  • Load Data for Pre-WW1 Mannlicher-Schoenauer Calibers
  • Odds and Ends

Newsletter #110

  • MCA Convention and Meeting - 2012
  • Practical Performance of Mid-Sized 6.5mm Cartridges
  • The Finest All-Round Deer Gun
  • Rare MS Carbine Found on E-Bay
  • My Favorite Mannlicher
  • Odds and Ends