Revolutionary Swiss technology from 1889! 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 that 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. Instead of the traditional twisting bolt, the user pulled straight back to eject the spent cartridge and pushed forward to chamber the next round. The simple forward and back also locked the bolt and cocked it for firing. 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 result was adopted on June 26, 1889. For the chamber, Col. Eduard Rubin developed the revolutionary 7.5x53.5mm ammunition, which surpassed in accuracy the more commonly .45" sized rounds used by other rifles of the era.
A history of excellence. Brought together, the Schmidt action and Rubin ammo formed a Rifle that was both straight shooting and blazing fast. A find like this almost never surfaces anymore. Imagine our surprise when a vendor discovered a small store of Schmidt-Rubin M1889s in working, fireable condition! We bring 'em home to you for the right price!
Ready to deploy in your collection:
- Free-floating 30" barrel
- 12-round detachable magazine
- Full-length stock extends almost to barrel
- Straight-pull bolt action
- Chambered in 7.5x53.5mm Swiss
- No cracked stocks
- Adjustable tangent rear sight
- Real working order, no missing parts!
- Measures 51"l., Weighs 10 lbs., 8 ozs.
Condition: used, in good shape. Don't wait to order or you'll miss out on this rare opportunity. These won't be around forever! Order yours today, ONLINE!
Used M1889 Schmidt-Rubin Rifle
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