1889

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1889

Postby joseyclosey » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:27 am

I picked up this Schmidt Rubin 1889 a while ago and just got round to photographing it today.

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Nothing special about, it's in reasonable condition with a good bore. The cocking ring is cracked and the bolt knob damaged which I believe are common faults on these rifles.

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The 1889 was officialy introduced in June 1889 and production ran until 1897 and going by the by the serial number mine was manufactured in 1894.

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I think the butt markings reveal the Canton where it was used but I need to do abit more reading on the Swiss Rifle forum just yet.

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The top fore end wooodwork has been replaced at some point in it's career.

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It came with the neat brass muzzle cap

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Re: 1889

Postby joseyclosey » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:43 am

When I first got the rifle it had a "brass insert" or seperated case in the chamber. After taking advice from parashooter and others on the Swiss Rifle forum I removed it with a cerrosafe chamber cast.

The thread is here for anyone interested...

http://theswissriflesdotcommessageboard.yuku.com/topic/10966/1889-chamber-question

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Re: 1889

Postby Karl/Pa. » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:34 pm

Great find Joe. Do you plan on shooting it?
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Re: 1889

Postby joseyclosey » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:50 pm

Possibly in the new year Karl. I need to do another chamber cast and barrel slug as I have misplaced all the dimensions I wrote down from the earlier cast.

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