The Model 1916 Short Rifle has a 21 inch barrel. Since it is based on the old 93, the bolt action has two locking lugs. Very strong for the 7x57mm Mauser round it is chambered originally. The bolt is turned down unlike many rifles of that era and has the three position safety typical of Mauser on the back of the bolt. It also features a five round staggered magazine, wooden stock, and steel furniture as typical for the day. It was chambered originally for the 7x57mm round that has a reputation for long range accuracy.