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Hembrug .303 rifles and carbines

November 4 2007 at 2:05 AM
nuyt 

 
It seems two batches of Hembrug carbines and rifles were converted to 7,7mm, one in 1941 by Lithgow, Australia for KNIL, the other one post-WW2 by the Indonesians...

http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/guntalk/config.pl?noframes;read=33159

Someone has a pic of the last ones?

 
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nuyt

Indonesian Hembrug M95 carbine in .303

November 4 2007, 12:24 PM 


 
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Date of project

November 4 2007, 12:33 PM 

As the conversions have been made in the early 50s, I would not be surprised if the project had started already before the Dutch exit in 1950.

The standard weapon of KNIL and Dutch Army during the Indonesian Independence War was the .303 Lee Enfield.

Adapting the remaining stocks of Hembrug carbines - a popular and tried weapon - to take the same ammo would have been a very logical move.

Besides that, many ex-KNIL personnel Europeans and Indonesians alike intitially joined the TNI, including staff of Bandung Arsenal.

 
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another one sold

November 4 2007, 12:38 PM 



"INDONESIAN Model 1895 Mannlicher bolt-action carbine #A3277 (.303 British) mfg. by Hembrug in 1915 and altered for the .303 round in 1953 (with added muzzle-break). Very Good condition with 50% mottled metal finish and bold markings. Slightly grainy but strong bore. All-matching except for bolt and triggerguard. Buttstock has some lovely striped figure in the grain, usual triangular dovetailed patch behind tang. Not import-marked."



From: http://www.empirearms.com/010203.htm

 
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