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Queen Juliana of the Netherlands Carbine

Article about: After WW2 the Dutch adopted an FN Mauser Carbine in 8mm for the police.. The top of the recievers were first marked with a crown 'W' for Queen Wilhelmina (Reign 1890-1948), when Juliana beca

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    After WW2 the Dutch adopted an FN Mauser Carbine in 8mm for the police.. The top of the recievers were first marked with a crown 'W' for Queen Wilhelmina (Reign 1890-1948), when Juliana became Queen (reign 1948-1980) the crest on new produced carbines changed to a Crown 'J'.. Enjoy this Queen Juliana (House of Orange) Dutch Mauser Police Carbine... BILL

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    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Bill what is the name before BELGIQUE in 3e pic : FAB NAT D ARMES de GUERRE ........BELGIQUE ! its write in french !

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    Bill what is the name before BELGIQUE in 3e pic : FAB NAT D ARMES de GUERRE ........BELGIQUE ! its write in french !
    Pierre, It is the town that FN is located Herstal, Belgium
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    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    AH ! its a city name ! thank ! interesting short rifle !

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    Bill what is the name before BELGIQUE in 3e pic : FAB NAT D ARMES de GUERRE ........BELGIQUE ! its write in french !
    FN guns are Belgian.I am a little naive,but I believe they speak a French dialect

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    Pierre, It is the town that FN is located Herstal, Belgium
    Another FN gun.....a little more modern
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    Quote by Von Sphinctor View Post
    FN guns are Belgian.I am a little naive,but I believe they speak a French dialect
    Yes speak French for Belgian , but Netherland nothing!

    now i unterstand the DUTCH riffle made in Belgium

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    Looks like a nice little carbine Bill.

    The country speaks two languages. The Northerners speaks Flemish, which is very close to Dutch, while the southners speaks French.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Pierre N View Post
    Yes speak French for Belgian , but Netherland nothing!

    now i unterstand the DUTCH riffle made in Belgium

    The Belgians have their own war: The French speaking against the Dutch speaking

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    These are interesting and handy carbines. I have one in 7mm made for Venezuala. I can imagine the recoil on these in 8mm!
    Thanks for sharing Bill.
    Johnnie

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