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Hembrug 1917 carbine

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Tom Mitchell, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Tom Mitchell

    Tom Mitchell New Member

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    What is the approximate value of my gun? It is a 37 1/2 inch long, straight bolt, carbine stamped HEMBRUG 1917, and has a HEMBRUG 1901 cartouche on the stock. I don't know the gage but it measures 6 - 7 mm at the barrel end. Condition is very good.
    Tom
     

  2. Tom Mitchell

    Tom Mitchell New Member

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    It looks like it. If it matches my description of my gun it is probably the same. WHAT"S IT WORTH????
     
  3. Tom Mitchell

    Tom Mitchell New Member

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    Maybe my reply did not get thru. Your gun looks like mine. If it matches my description it probably is the same. What is it worth???
     
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. That's not my gun. I did a websearch, based on the information you gave, to see if that WAS the gun you meant.

    But I can make a couple of guesses.

    Military rifle from the turn of the last century. In good shape that's probably worth between 100 and 150 dollars. Not anything rare, just a standard military rifle.

    But then, if the prospective buyer wishes to shoot his new gun, he finds out it costs about 3 dollars a shot. http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/4,5647.html http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=650977 That would drastically lower its value, to me, because if I can't afford to shoot it there is no use in having it.

    Based on that, I would say 75 to 100 dollars.
     
  5. Popgunner

    Popgunner Active Member

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    I think Alpo has it straight. M-95 carbines are not particularly valuable or rare. Without seeing a photo of yours & guessing it to be in average condition you should be able to get $100-$150 for for it. As Alpo stated, the ammo for it is not cheap & can be hard to get. The usual way to shoot one is to re-load for it & even that is harder to do nowdays with dies & components difficult to get.
     
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