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oklaccer 08-31-2009 02:40 AM

What to do with a dutch rifle?
 
I have a Dutch Mannlicher, Hembrug 1917. It has been looked at by several gunsmiths and pronounced safe to fire. Problem is ammunition. It is chambered for 6.5x53R, which was used by the Dutch and Romanians for just a few years. Reloading equipment is expensive, as is buying loaded ammunition. Now to my question. Is it possible to rechamber this for a more modern cartridge that is more readily available? What would the options be? Is there another option I am missing? Should I just leave it as it is and never try to use it? ? ? ? I am open to just about any suggestion. Help please.

robocop10mm 09-02-2009 01:38 PM

It is also called the .256 Mannlicher. Cases can be formed from .303 British brass. Unless you are serious about reloading it is probably not a project you want to tackle. As far as rechambering, it is probably not worth even considering. Hang it on the wall and get a rifle in a more common chambering.

WILDCATT 09-14-2009 12:44 AM

dutch
 
hav you got the clips chargers what ever.as you need them.sarco has them.
I made ammo for one,using 6.5 jap or carcano.cant remember which.Dies not ammo.ammo is 6.5..264.

rifleman1 09-14-2009 12:59 AM

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cpttango30 09-14-2009 02:23 AM

Shoot at Germans?

NitroxAZ 09-14-2009 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 159326)
Shoot at Germans?

"Don't play the laughing boy. There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch."

Nigel Powers

oklaccer 09-18-2009 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WILDCATT (Post 159274)
hav you got the clips chargers what ever.as you need them.sarco has them.
I made ammo for one,using 6.5 jap or carcano.cant remember which.Dies not ammo.ammo is 6.5..264.

I have the clips and about 40 rounds that were bought about 15 years back that had the wrong diameter bullet. I'm in the process of reloading with the correct bullet to see how it shoots. Will let y'all know.

oklaccer 09-18-2009 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by rifleman1 (Post 159287)

nothing listed in this caliber


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