Lot 0335: Rifle Schmidt Rubin M1889 (Germany)
The Schmidt–Rubin rifles were a series of Swiss Army service rifles in use between 1889 and 1958. They are distinguished by the straight-pull bolt action invented by Rudolf Schmidt and use Eduard Rubin's 7.5×55mm Schmidt–Rubin rifle cartridge.
Swiss weapons from the period 1889 to 1959 are often called Schmidt-Rubin. The infantry rifle by the Swiss designer Rudolf Schmidt was the successor to the Vetterli rifle in 1889.
The 7.5×53.5mm Swiss cartridge, with ballistic properties similar to the .308 Winchester, was developed by Eduard Alexander Rubin. Hence the name Schmidt-Rubin.
The Model 1889 was the first in the Schmidt-Rubin series of weapons. Production of these weapons began in 1891. The straight-pull bolt-action, the bolt was pulled back in one line and then pushed forward, was a revolutionary design with many ergonomic benefits.
The 1889 was an advanced weapon for its time. The Schmidt-Rubin was one of the first weapons to use copper jacketed ammunition (GP90 7.5x53.5mm). This weapon comes with a muzzle protector.
The Schmidt–Rubin 1889 was an advanced weapon for its time, and one of the first rifles to use copper-jacketed ammunition as its standard ammunition.
Type and Model: M 1889
Weapon number: 43868
Year of Manufacturing: unknown
Calber: 7.5 x 53.5 mm
Length: 51 in (1.300 mm)
Manufacturer: Waffenfabrik Bern
Weight: 9.9 lb (4.5 kg)
Barrel: 31 in. (780 mm)
System of operation: Straight-pull bolt action
Feed system: 6 round detachable
BAIV Reference: 0126
Location: Nederweert, The Netherlands.
Condition: In great condition.
Permits: Will come with EU deactivation certificate.
Between € 800 and € 1.500