Hembrug rifle model 1916

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Ed Curtiss, May 17, 2008.

  1. Ed Curtiss

    Ed Curtiss New Member

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    I would like to know the dollar value of this rifle. It is in very good condition.

    Thank you,

    Ed Curtiss
  2. steif

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    Hi,
    This would be a Dutch Hembrug 6.5x54R caliber.
    Is it rifle or carbine variation?
    The value is depending on the condition of the bore, if all serial numbers match and is the stock original finish, no wood cut off... sporterised?
    A lot of variables in the value of a military rifle.
    a lot were sporterised, some made it without anything done whatsoever.
    if it is original not cleaned or polished, could be $400 on up.
    sporterised could be $100 on up.
    to bring top dollar it needs to be original finish and not messed with in any way.
    Hope this helps!
    Thanks!
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  3. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Hi Ed.....welcome to TFF. :)

    What you've got is a Dutch Model 1895 rifle. It was the primary rifle of the Dutch Army during both WWI an WWII. Here's some more info on the M1895:
    http://www.waroverholland.nl/index.php?url=/uk_weap005.html

    It's a Mannlicher design, and they were built by both Steyr and Hembrug. Yours was made by Hembrug in 1916.

    The Standard Catalog of Military Firearms values it at:

    Exc. - $250
    V.G. - $200
    Good - $125
  4. Contenderizer

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    While Steif may have some collectors in his area willing to pay $400 and up, it is my opinion that Xracer is closer to the mark overall. I own one, and I see them at gun shows for less than $250 quite frequently.
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Well.....just got the latest (4th Edition) of the Standard Catalog of Military Firearms in the mail yesterday, and the values have gone up!

    Here's the lastest:

    Model 1895 Rifle:

    Exc. - $400
    V.G. - $325
    Good - $275

    But....Contenderizer is probably still quite close to the mark. Most military rifles that were actually issued, are seldom found in better than "Good" (80%) condition.
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    Wow, that's great news. Looks like Steif was ahead of the curve, and it sure is good to see some appreciation after all of these years. Do you think this sudden surge in value has anything to do with the price of oil? ;)

    You are correct though, most examples I see at gun shows are in pretty rough condition.
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