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Bisley Surrey, United Kingdom
Price: £675.00

Listing ID: 2899

Make : Model 1889 Schmidt Rubin.

Calibre : 7.5 X 53.5mm Swiss

Mechanism : Straight Pull Bolt Action.

Description: 7.5 X 53.5mm Model 1889 Swiss issue Schmidt Rubin service rifle. Blued action with straight pull bolt serial numbered to the rifle. Walnut stock with finger grooves to the fore end and various Swiss military inspection marks to the butt. Barrel with Swiss military inspection and owner ship marks is fitted with a tangent rear sight to 2000 meters with two barrel bands. Twelve shot magazine with cut of switch to allow single shot loading while keeping the rounds in the magazine in reserve. The first small bore, magazine fed repeating rifle issued anywhere in the world the Schmidt Rubin rifle was years ahead of its time and was the fore runner of all the magazine fed bolt action rifles that were used by the worlds armies up to the end of the Second World War. The 7.5mm Swiss black powder cartridge went on to become the basis of the .303” round that was later adopted by the British army in the 1890’s. In good condition with excellent bore, nice sharp well marked stock and military blue finish to the metal work. All matching numbers including the bolt.



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