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M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

#1 Post by nrobertb » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:00 pm

This is my M1895 Dutch Mannlicher made in 1914.
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Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

#2 Post by Airforce1 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:56 pm

Funny I decided to clean up my long rifle last night.
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Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

#3 Post by vandle » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:58 pm

Very nice rifle.

I have a KNIL Hembrug 1921 Long Rifle but not as nice as yours

Mine has that "used and abused" look about it
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Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

#4 Post by LEP » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:31 pm

I went with the one that doesn't hurt your back so much when on a bicycle.
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Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

#5 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:24 pm

Airforce1 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:56 pm
Funny I decided to clean up my long rifle last night.


Very Nice, What in the Heck does that "L" on the stock stand for its beautiful...

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Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

#6 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:36 pm

LEP wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:31 pm
I went with the one that doesn't hurt your back so much when on a bicycle.
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Those Dutch bicycle troop guns with the wood covering on the magazine are so cool, reminds me of the plant of the apes rifles... Makes me wonder of if that is how those darn apes got their stock design from.. Gun wise they just reused M1 Carbines that were still working 2K years in the future...
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Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

#7 Post by vandle » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:02 am

indy1919a4 wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Airforce1 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:56 pm
Funny I decided to clean up my long rifle last night.
Very Nice, What in the Heck does that "L" on the stock stand for its beautiful...
I'm not entirely sure but a suggestion from another forum that it may indicate that the rifle was used by the Landstorm which are secondary units (auxilary)

I have a carbine which has the letter P in a circle which indicates a rifle used by the police force
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#8 Post by Tommy Fox Stone » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:13 pm

Nice looking rifle...
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Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

#9 Post by ffuries » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:17 pm

indy1919a4 wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:36 pm
LEP wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:31 pm
I went with the one that doesn't hurt your back so much when on a bicycle.
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Those Dutch bicycle troop guns with the wood covering on the magazine are so cool, reminds me of the plant of the apes rifles... Makes me wonder of if that is how those darn apes got their stock design from.. Gun wise they just reused M1 Carbines that were still working 2K years in the future...
If you hadn't mentioned the wood covering the magazine, I would have never noticed it, or known it was a legit modification. I learned something new today, thank you.
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Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

#10 Post by nrobertb » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:15 pm

My wife asked me to whittle down my collection, so I’ve been selling off a few rifles. When I didn’t immediately find a buyer for my Dutch Mannlicher, I decided to shoot up the rest of the bullets I had for it. The more I shot, the more I came to appreciate what a fun little rifle it is. It’s light, has a smooth bolt action and the recoil is minor.

I tried two bullet types, both .264. One was a round nose 160 gr. and the other was a 140 gr. boat tail. Both were accurate, and the round nose grouped well but hit noticeably higher and there was some tumbling. The boat tail performed the best and are what I’ll stick with. Both types were fired with 3031 powder.

A word about brass. I first used some from Graf & Sons. It turned out to be terrible. Most of the necks split and there were two case head separations. Then I tried some I found on Gun Broker by The Little Green Man (no kidding!). It was good stuff and should hold up through several reloadings. (These are made from ,303 British and I didn’t feel like making them myself.)

The upshot is that I’ll hold onto the Mannlicher for now, and try to sell something else.
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