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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:34 am 
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Found this interesting example of a Dutch Mannlicher M95 Carbine.

For a change I did a little research on it as the dealer emailed me a couple of photos for me to view.
Using the "Quick and Dirty" C&Rsenal website I came to the hopeful conclusion it was a Knil
Constabulary Carbine.

It cleaned up ok and the condition was average but it was the history that interested me.
It was a little unloved and the stock looked like it may have cracked some heads.
The metal work was a little pitted under the timber line and the bore a little frosty but
rifling is there.

What really interested me was the markings on the left side of the butt stock


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:41 am 
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Some more pics

The stamp in the timber work was interesting. I have not seen any photos of this type of markings before.
Maybe someone can shed some light on this. The POL is obvious but the letter R in a circle has me wondering.
Does it indicate the region that the police operated in????


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:45 am 
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I found this information from another post a few years ago



'The R in a circle on the stock is for Recrutengeweren, basically translated as Recruit Weapon, these were used by the recruits in the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army called the Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger (KNIL) for training'.

So one can assume this rifle was used for training by the local police.


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They are great little carbines and shoot well with the proper size bullet. The wood over the magazine is unique to it.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:03 pm 
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I think they are very under rated firearm. They are a quality build, very old school.
Because there are many variations to the collector makes it all the more interesting.

I think they are often passed over as most people do not consider them collectible due to not being a participant in any major theatre of war.
One easily can over look that this rifle participated in battles against the Japanese during the invasion of the Dutch East Indies.
When the Dutch evacuated to Australia many were left here when they returned home.

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The cartridge is underrated as well. It is a rimmed version of the 6.5 M/S and is easily made from other brasses.
Clips are expensive to buy but last a lifetime.
I've posted photos of what the bullet can do at hundred of yards to a target.

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Hornady and Lapua make heavy roundnose bullets that work well in these
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Mwt wrote:
Hornady and Lapua make heavy roundnose bullets that work well in these
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That Dutch Long Rifle of yours looks impressive.
Looks in quite good condition. :thumb:

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Actually started with a barreled receiver a friend found in his father' closet after he passed. Added bolt and trigger guard from Springfield Sporters and a armorers spare stock from libertytree collectors. Hardest thing to track down was the handguard and bayonet-gunboards. Took 1 1/2 years to complete.
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Very nice! They are so much fun to shoot all day long.

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Now I'm really impressed. :clap:

You did a fine job.
amazing results when you have patience.

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The cartridge is underrated as well. It is a rimmed version of the 6.5 M/S and is easily made from other brasses.
Clips are expensive to buy but last a lifetime.
I've posted photos of what the bullet can do at hundred of yards to a target.


Speaking of 6.5 MS - I also just found a converted Steyr Gras bayo for my 1907 Steyr MS - this is a looong bayonet!
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