|Place of origin||Austria-Hungary|
|In service||1867 – 1918|
Argentina (limited use)
|Wars||Herzegovina Uprising (1882)
World War I (limited)
|Designer||Josef Werndl and Karel Holub|
|Produced||1867 - 1888|
|Number built||500,000 (approx.)|
|Weight||9.65 lb (4.4 kg)|
|Length||50.4 in (128.0 cm)|
|Barrel length||33.3 in (84.6 cm)|
11x58mmR (1877 Upgrade)
|Action||Rotating drum bolt|
|Feed system||Single-shot breech-loading|
The M1867 Werndl-Holub was a single-shot breechloading rifle that the Austro-Hungarian army adopted in 1867. It replaced the Wanzl breechloader-conversion of the muzzle-loading Lorenz rifle. Josef Werndl (1831-1889) and Karel Holub (1830-1903) designed and patented their design; Werndl later bought out all the rights.
OEWG (Österreichische Waffenfabriksgesellschaft) produced the Werndl and chambered it for the 11mm scharfe Patrone M.67  (11.15x42R) cartridge. In 1877 the military rechambered the Werndl for the bottleneck 11mm scharfe Patrone M.77 (11.15x58mmR) cartridge.
In spite of the Werndl being long obsolete by World War I, the Austro-Hungarian forces issued Werndl rifles to rear-echelon units to free up more modern rifles for use by front-line troops.
- Scarlata, Paul (August 1, 2011). "Austro-Hungarian Rifles of World War 1 - Part One: Many Peoples - Many Rifles!". Shotgun News 65 (21): 48.
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