Bought an Oldie

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I just walked out of the pawn shop with a Dutch Mannlicher M1895? Hemburg 1918 rifle. I'll post pictures when I get home. The stock is rough, full of character. The metal is good but dark, no rust or pitting. It's full of grease and dust! I believe it's in 6.5x53r? I payed $109 out the door, he wouldn't go any lower. The bore has strong rifling but it's dark (as suspected). Can anyone educate me? I thought it was a Gew1888 Commission rifle at first, seeing the en bloc fed magazine like the M95 straight pull Steyr, but I did a quick google search and that changed it. There are crown proofs all over it, a crown with a letter. There's a large stock repair to the butt. I know pretty much nothing about these rifles, can anyone help? All feedback is appreciated!
     

  2. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Well the bore is flawless! ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1403298201.749095.jpg
     
  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    That`s a good looking old rifle, good luck finding ammo for her,but I think you can make ammo for her out of .303 brass. Good luck with her................
     
  4. angryhart

    angryhart New Member

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    Buffalo arms has brass for just about anything. A little expensive but they probably have what you will need.


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  5. samnev

    samnev New Member

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    IIRC form with 303 brass using Carcano 6.5 dies trim an fire from.
     
  6. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    This rifle is in .303 British. It fit a factory rounds and ejected it. It's also marked "7.7" on the buttplate.
     
  7. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Well you got darn lucky, because some of em were converted to .303..........Have a good Smith check it out before you try shooting it......
     
  8. zaitsev44

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    The hang tag on it at the shop said it was a .303, but I just shrugged it off as a typo. Until I read that some were chambered in .303, and when it accepted a .303 round.
     
  9. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    For old times sake..............

    Didga find some camel hair embedded in the stock...............:eek:;)