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mp25ds4
November 29, 2009, 09:58 PM
i saw a couple of these at a gunshow today and had to do some research.
Ive never seen one of these before and i couldnt find any info on them. I did find one on gunbroker, does anyone know any thing about these?

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=148328100

SDC
November 29, 2009, 10:11 PM
AKA the Duch Beaumont; these rifles were adopted by the Dutch in 1871, until they were replaced by the high-velocity 6.5mm Mannlicher round at the turn of the century. The weird magazine was designed by an Italian named Vitali, whose magazine was also used on the Vetterli-Vitali rifle. You can use .43 Egyptian rounds in these rifles, but .43 Egyptian is almost as hard to find as the 11.3x52R Beaumont.

mp25ds4
November 30, 2009, 04:35 PM
interesting gun, thanks

Hardcase
November 30, 2009, 04:48 PM
Here's a smidgen of info: http://www.militaryrifles.com/Holland/BmontVit.htm

I can't begin to imagine what finding ammunition would be like.

tater134
November 30, 2009, 05:24 PM
Theyre neat rifles.Id like to add one to my collection at some point.I think Buffalo Arms carries dies and brass for 11.3x52R Beaumont.