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1891 Model 1889 Schmidt Rubin
1891 Model 1889 Schmidt Rubin - Serial # 192 - (Manufactured in 1891)

              One of the first 200 rifles of this model ever built.

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Calibre: ........................ 7.5 x 53.5 Swiss (GP90 & GP 90/03)
            ........................ 7.5 x 54.5 Swiss (GP90/23)
Rifling & Twist: .............. 3-groove, RH, concentric rifling, 1 in 10.63
Barrel Length: ............... 30.7 in. (780mm)
Overall Length: .............. 51.25 in.(1302mm)
Weight: ........................ 10.69 lbs. (4.85kg) (empty)
Magazine Capacity: ........ 12 round detachable box magazine
Qty Mfg: ....................... ~212,000

This rifle was officially adopted on June 26, 1889. Tooling had already begun in the state factory, and so the first deliveries were surprisingly speedy. The M1889 was a most unusual design, with a characteristically Swiss nose cap/bayonet lug/stacking rod assembly, and a receiver with a noticeable gap between the trigger guard and the magazine. The great length of the bolt weakened the Schmidt system greatly. Production ceased in 1897 after 211,890 rifles and 40-50 drill rifles (Exerzierwaffen) had been delivered.

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Model 1889 Schmidt Rubin - Serial # 192 - (Mfg in 1891)

7.5 x 53.5 Swiss (GP90 & GP 90/03)
7.5 x 54.5 Swiss (GP90/23)


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First model 1889 muzzle cover, correct for M1889 rifles within serial number range 1 - 19301.

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First model 1889 muzzle cover, correct for M1889 rifles within serial number range 1 - 19301.

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"V" Inspector's Mark = Major Vogelsang 1879-1912

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"V" Inspector's Mark = Major Vogelsang 1879-1912

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M = Inspektor Mechel oder Inpektor Müller oder Insp. Mühlemann

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M = Inspektor Mechel oder Inpektor Müller oder Insp. Mühlemann

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G = Inspektor Grunauer
M = Inspektor Mechel oder Inpektor Müller oder Insp. Mühlemann


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