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M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:00 pm
by nrobertb
This is my M1895 Dutch Mannlicher made in 1914.

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

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

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:58 pm
by vandle
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

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:31 pm
by LEP
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

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:24 pm
by indy1919a4
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...

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:36 pm
by indy1919a4
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...

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:02 am
by vandle
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

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:13 pm
by Tommy Fox Stone
Nice looking rifle...

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:17 pm
by ffuries
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.
Dutch M1895 8762H (11).JPGDutch M1895 8762H (5).JPG
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.

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:15 pm
by nrobertb
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.

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:01 am
by Jonlet
Is your Dutch Mannlicher still for sale by any chance, Nrobertb?

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:09 am
by nrobertb
Possibly, I'll pm you after the holidays.

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:14 am
by OldRifles
I have some Dutch rifles and carbines, and they have the smoothest actions of all of my milsurps. I go back and forth about hand loading for them, but it sounds like commercial .303 brass is favored over mil spec brass. I don't shoot my milsurps nearly as frequently as the modern firearms I train with, but the Dutch Mannlichers are still calling...

Pat

Re: M1895 Dutch Mannlicher

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:29 am
by Rapidrob
They are great rifles and carbines. I have both. The bore is .266 and prefers a long heavy bullet. The original brass has been reloaded by the dutch several times and is marked as such. While the brass is very well made, it uses a non-standard Berdan primer that is hard to find.
I did a penetration test about 20 years ago into a one inch thick block of steel at 300 meters and the original dutch bullet almost went through the block!
That was the downfall of most of the 6.5 military cartridges as they over penetrate the target doing little damage unless they strike a hard surface.