Schmidt Rubin Rifle (Model 1889)

Schmidt Rubin Rifle (Model 1889)

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This is a Swiss military, Schmidt Rubin Rifle (Model 1889), that dates to 1894. Very few rifles were made that year just 8787 and in two separate batches. Serial blocks were from 174101 to 174887 and 175001 to 183000. This rifle is from the second batch of just 7,999 with a total production of only 212,000 ever made. This example is comprehensively regimentally marked "21" on the receiver, woodwork and butt-plate, and unlikely the vast majority that are encountered, this one looks to have seen active service. 

The Model was officially adopted in 1889, chambered for the 7.5mm x 53.5 round, a unique looking rifle, with a clever straight pull action. The Schmidt-Rubin was the first straight-pull bolt action service rifle of any nation. The straight-pull action relied upon an actuating rod, set in a channel to the right of the breech, to rotate the bolt though a helical channel cut in the bolt sleeve. Twin locking lugs were positioned midway through the bolt sleeve, locking the bolt into the receiver directly above the trigger. This action allows the operator to eject the spent cartridge in one motion, and push the bolt forward to chamber a round, cock the striker, and lock the action. Very advanced for its time. Service rifle competition between the various major military powers proved that the Schmidt Rubin was the most accurate of all of the classic, smokeless powder, bolt action service rifles. 

This rifle is of an obsolete calibre (7.5mm x 53.5) and can therefore be owned live without any form of license. The bore is in super condition throughout. It has a full working action and can be cocked, stripped and dry fired. Comes with an original sling and muzzle cover.

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Product Code: 1SC18