I am fond of Mannlicher-stocked rifles, but being left-handed has limited my selection. I was understandably surprised to find a left-handed Steyr Mannlicher in a Saint Paul, Minn., gun shop. The rifle, a Model M carbine, was made in Steyr Austria in 1985. (M is the longest of four action lengths.) Although double-set triggers were available, this rifle has a single trigger. A rotary magazine is standard and provides a characteristic look and feel. The hammered rifling technique leaves a distinctive swirled pattern on the barrel. Chambered for .30/06, the rifle is well-balanced, and, with its 20-inch barrel, is fast-handling and well-suited for hunting in timbered habitats.