Swiss 1889 Schmidt Rubin

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Swiss 1889 Schmidt Rubin

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My first venture into Swiss rifle collecting was this antique rifle. Made in first year of production 1891, its a nice example of the 1889 rifle. All matching numbers, with a privatization mark on the receiver for a 1909 release from the military. Stock is in great shape with only a few dings from use. The bore is mirror bright, so should be an amazing shooter. The overall fit and finish of this rifle is just great, can't wait to get more into the straight pull rifles, looking for a Gewehr 1911 and K11 now.
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Be sure to use down powered reloads in your SWISS 1889. Modern ammo such as the GP-11 round is way too hot.
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dogzebra wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:31 pm
Be sure to use down powered reloads in your SWISS 1889. Modern ammo such as the GP-11 round is way too hot.
I have 50 rounds of custom made ammunition that came with the rifle when I bought it. I will post pictures of it later.

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Great looking rifle! Obviously propertyof a loving Swiss vet, and subsequent shooters/owners.
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.30-30 load data works very well and is safe.
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