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Odd / rare muzzle covers


Steve1871

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My friend Paul,still sorting stuff out after 3 years now, from a huge horder.

these muzzle covers, at first glance look Swiss. But have crown stamps on top, The Swiss were not a monarchy. Paul and a Dutch collector determined they are Dutch.     
The Swiss ones are thin, cheap made.   
These, are thicker and heavier and with the crown proofs. One odd thing, the top one, and individual pic, has the “ fieldgrau” ( spelling?) like the Germans

Any ideas or opinions on these??

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Steve, I Googled "old rifle muzzle covers" and was sent to many pictures of just what I asked for. Unfortunately the covers did not look like any of pictures you posted. There was one photo of a 1906 Chilean Mauser which was close but I don't think the shape of the cover was correct. 
Good luck with your search.

Gene

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Thanks Gene

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I believe its a muzzle cover off a Dutch M1895 Mannlicher carbine:

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Although I said they were for the M1895 carbine, they could also be for the longer rifle that looks to have a similar muzzle end?

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Thanks Spaceman! Will let my friend Paul know!

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