Schmidt Rubin Rifle (Model 1889)- Obsolete Calibre

Schmidt Rubin Rifle (Model 1889)- Obsolete Calibre

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This is a lovely condition Swiss military, Schmidt Rubin Rifle (Model 1889), with all matching numbers that dates to 1892. Serial numbers that year ran from 24901-115000, with a total production of only 212,000 ever made. This example is regimentally marked on the receiver. 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 stripper clip.

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Product Code: 966M8

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