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Antique Rifles and Long Guns

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British Nitro Proofed, Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Straight Pull, Rifle. Sn 7390. - 7390
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. It measures 52 "overall with a 30" barrel and has a full Walnut stock. The base of the stock near to the steel butt plate is nicely stamped with a Swiss Military Regimental mark ' D1 'Swiss Cross' C I' below a roundel containing a number '1'. The butt plate is stamped ' 6 'Swiss Cross' 781'. It has a quadrant sight graduated to 2000 metres. The metal work has nice patina throughout and is in undamaged condition. The breech housing is stamped with Swiss proof/ inspection marks and matching serial numbers '145111' on the breech housing, bolt and barrel. There is a sliver of wood along the top left hand of the breech which has a split in it is present, secure and does not affect the rifle in any way.A nice additional feature of this weapon is that it has a British nitro proof mark on the barrel. It is complete with bayonet lug and sling swivels. It's firing action works perfectly as it should and it's barrel has a clean crisp bore. Price for this great rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to possess this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A Firearms certificate is required to own this weapon for shooting. Sn 7390.
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