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Classic Military Rifles



Schmidt Rubin
Model 1889
7.5 x 53.5mm
Serial No: 29593
Date: 1892

Obsolete Calibre.
£595 - Sold

This example is in Excellent Condition

Comes complete with:
Type 1 Matching Bayonet & Frog
Removeable Clip that prevents the magazine from being disengaged.
Snow Cap
Leather Sling

Manufactured in 1892, matching numbers on the Bolt, Magazine & Action,

The composite cocking handle has crumbled with age and (Common Problem) caused some surface rust in the area.

This will be cleaned up & polished out and new original parts wil be fitted,

Officially adopted in 1889, the Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 was the result of several years of testing.
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-caliber copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities.

In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action.

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.

Over the next three years both the rifle design and cartridge were refined. The final result was adopted on June 26, 1889.
The Model 1889 was chambered for the 7.5x53.5 round (GP90) with a 213 grain paper patched round producing
a velocity of 1935fps. The cartridges were held in a detachable magazine holding 12 rounds.
Production ceased in 1897, with approximately 211,890 rifles being produced.


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The cocking handle will cleaned & polished to remove the surface rust & new original cocking handles will be fitted