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Old 12-31-2009, 05:34 AM   #1
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I have a 6.5 dutch 1906 hembrug. It has 1816 on the barrel and where the bolt is. My father in law said he has been shooting 303 british rounds in it. What can anyone tell me about this gun? Thanks for any help



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Old 12-31-2009, 06:43 AM   #2
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I'll say it before everyone else does.
You'll need to stop by the introductions area and tell us about yourself, just the basics are fine. e.g. Who you are, what kind of info you're looking for, and some background (been in the military/been hunting since eight months old, etc)

Might get a better response that way.

And BTW, Welcome to the FTF!

P.S. I don't know squat about the boomstick in question.



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OK HOLD ON.

If the rifle is markets 6.5dutch that is the caliber. The 6.5 dutch (6.5x53R R= Rimmed) is what should be chambered in it. I would first make sure that he has not damaged the rifle and make sure what it is chambered in. The 1816 sounds like the serial number as it is on both the action and the bolt. Take the rifle to a gun smith and have it checked out to make sure it is safe because it sounds to me like someone is shooting the wrong ammo in it.

DO you have calipers? If you do measure the diameter of the bullet right above the cartridge to see if it is .264" or .311" (6.5mm = .264" 303= .311") You can make 6.5 dutch brass from 303 brit cases by sizing them in a 6.5D sizing die trimming to 2.110" then firing forming. Going from 311 to 264 is a big reduction and may cause some wrinkles in the neck area these will iron out with a fire forming.

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From what I can obtain the Dutch used both a Mauser G-88 action and a Mannlicher action and possibly a Steyer (in the East Indies) in their service rifles up to the close of WW I. Does yours look like this:

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Or this carbine:

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the gun was made in hemburg neatherlands.it should be 6.5 cal.I made some ammo for one and yes it is 303 brit case.some one chambered a jap 6.5 to 30/06 and fired it.how this could chamber a 303 is terrifying.sarco has clips for it as it has to have clips like carcanos.the romanians used the same cartridge.



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