7.5 mmModel 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Rifle & Sling.
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Swiss Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Rifle & Sling. Sn 18065:1 - 18065:1
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is an excellent example with all original wood and metal work throughout. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The stock and metalwork are stamped with Swiss Military marks. The breech housing, barrel & butt plate have matching numbers 157161 / 7161. The bolt and magazine are stamped with un-matching numbers. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels fitted with webbing & leather sling. It has an adjustable rear sight and block & blade fore sight. Its cocking and firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18065:1