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Gentlemen,

Picked this up last night at the local militaria auction. Dated 1919 on side and 1940 on receiver; and appears to be imported as well as "redone/refinished". Have been unable to find any specific information (pictures) on this variation without the muzzle band/bayonet lug. Is it a KNIL Cavalry or Marechausse Carbine mentioned in Krag's Book. Any information appreciated.

Thanks, H.
 

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We need to see some mroe pics and any markings. The Dutch are tough ones as the variations are numerous.

Here is my No. 4
 

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Marechaussee

Hi H,
The turned-down bolt handle, unit marking plate, sling swivels, and 3/4 length stock configuration are unique to the later police (or Korps Marechaussee) carbines used in the Dutch East Indies, present day Indonesia.

Incidentally, the "1940" on the receiver is likely the weapon's serial number.

The best information on KNIL carbines in English is in the bilingual Dutch-English book "The Dutch Mannlicher M.95 and the 6.5x53.5R Cartridge" by Cozijn, Martens, de Vries, M.J. Slootweg and P.M.A Slootweg, published in1995 by the Nerlandse Vereniging ter Bestudering van Munitie en Ballistiek (the Dutch Union for the Study of Cartridges and Ballistics).

Can you post any pictures?
Regards,
John
 
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