By Randy Rick

The Portuguese 8mm Kropatschek M1886

Manuf by Steyr for Portugal



Top: Kropatschek Long Rifle, Bottom: Short Rifle.

Kropatschek Carbine

There were four (4) models of Portuguese Kropatschek:

1) Rifle with wooden handguard.

2) Rifle without handguard.

3) Short Rifle (also refered to as 3-band carbine).

4) Carbine with turned down bolt (or 2-band carbine).

The Portuguese 8mm Kropatschek was based on a design by the Austrian Feldzeugmeister Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (born Mar 30, 1838).

The 8x60R Kropatschek cartridge uses a .326" bullet of 247gr.