Lot 0335: Rifle Schmidt Rubin M1889 (Germany)

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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

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Auction started November 11, 2023 12:30 pm