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mman
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Posted - 07/21/2004 : 9:45:42 PM
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Please see the following for two of the most exciting items since my M1892 Spanish carbine surfaced, at least IMO. :)


On the Dutchmans site, he is working on captions.

http://www.rebooty.com/~dutchman/xm92.html

Note that the rifle is not ser# 136, but #1136. The ser# on the barrel and receiver of these experimential and trial rifles is under the wood...

I'm picking up John Wall at BWI tomorrow and we are going to the US Army APG museum for a picture shoot. They have another 6.5mm M1892 ser# 137 which I suspect is really # 1137? We will see?

I'll post comments and differences in the M1892's when I return. We see differences in these two Swedes in the magazine/TG likely because the rifle is 6.5mm and the carbine is 8mm Danish?

This is the carbine pictured in "Crown Jewels".

Enjoy,
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Edited by - mman on 07/21/2004 9:51:09 PM

mman
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Posted - 07/23/2004 : 09:02:32 AM
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The M1892 Swede rifle at APG is indeed # 1137, not 137. It is identical to 1136 except for the chambering. (Again, it seems to be chambered for the rimmed 6.5 Union cartridge while 1136 is the 6.5 Mannlicher) 1137 does not have the stock disk and I do not believe it has any Swede crown acceptance?

John Wall is still at APG today and will have pictures of this (and many more rare items) upon return.

More later,
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Yo
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Posted - 07/31/2004 : 04:25:13 AM
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Very cool. Ironic that both look much more modern than the later adopted m96 and m38. Wonder why they dropped the extended magazine. I think it's a nice feature.


mman
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Posted - 07/31/2004 : 04:32:48 AM
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The staggered magazine within the stock was a great innovation. The exposed magazine was a source of damage, even a small dent could disable the rifle and it is also a balance point and made simple carry uncomfortable and un-handy.

But I think the 92's MOST cool...

Jack
 
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