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Swiss Schmidt Rubin Model 1889 Rifle - Antique - NO FFL REQUIRED

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Product Specs
  • Overall Length: 51.25"
  • Barrel: 30.7"
  • Weight, Unloaded w/out Bayonet: 10.69 lbs
  • Action: Schmidt Rubin straight pull
  • Caliber: 7.5 x 53.5 mm Swiss
  • Sight Type: Quadrant sight graduated to 2000 meters
  • Bluing: Exceeds 97%
  • Bore: Excellent, shiny with strong lands and grooves

NO FFL REQUIRED

License Requirement None
Manufacturer Schmidt Rubin
Mfg. Part Number SR-1889
UPC No
Caliber/Gauge 7.5x53.5
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

Swiss Schmidt Rubin Model 1889 Rifle - Antique - NO FFL REQUIRED

Availability: Out of stock

  |  Item #: Swiss-SR-1889-ANTIQUE

MPN: SR-1889 |  Email to a Friend
Typically Ships by Next Business Day if you order within the next 2 hours and 4 minutes  

Swiss Made Schmidt Rubin Model SR 1889 Rifle. Due to the early date of manufacture this is considered an Antique Firearm....
As such No FFL Required. We can ship this one directly to your door.

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$339.99

Brutus' Description

Originally introduced into the Swiss Army in 1890, the Model 1889 with a 12 round, box magazine capacity was eagerly accepted into service by Swiss soldiers. The Model 1889 had twice the range and was far more accurate than the older black powder Vetterli. This rifle is equipped to be fitted with the Model 1889 bayonet.Total Schmidt Rubin Model 1889 rifles produced: approx. 212,00. The overall condition of these rifles is very nice and the bores have been remarkable. It always amazes me to see the workmanship in these early guns and the Swiss have by far the best examples.

This rifle originally fired a black powder based centerfire cartridge that is slightly shorter than the modern 7.5x55 ammunition. Bolt is not made to withstand the high pressure generated by modern cartridges but many handloaders are still making their own ammunition and claim amazing accuracy with this weapon.

Notice: Do NOT load 7.5x55/GP11 ammo into this rifle and fire! It is UNSAFE!

Due to its age this rifle is considered an Antique Firearm and 
No FFL Is Required for Purchase. 

SPECIFICATIONS: Overall Length: 51.25"; Barrel: 30.7"; Weight, Unloaded w/out Bayonet: 10.69 lbs; Action: Schmidt Rubin straight pull; Caliber: 7.5 x 53.5 mm Swiss; Sight Type: Quadrant sight graduated to 2000 meters;  Bore: Excellent, shiny with strong lands and grooves. No FFL required for the purchase of antique firearms. The purchase of this item requires the purchaser to be at least 21 years of age or older. 

Manufacturer's Description

Swiss Made Schmidt Rubin Model SR 1889 Rifle - 7.5 x 53.5 mm Cal, Due to the early date of manufacture this is considered an Antique Firearm.... 
As such No FFL Required. We can ship this one directly to your door.  

Additional Information

Product Specs
  • Overall Length: 51.25"
  • Barrel: 30.7"
  • Weight, Unloaded w/out Bayonet: 10.69 lbs
  • Action: Schmidt Rubin straight pull
  • Caliber: 7.5 x 53.5 mm Swiss
  • Sight Type: Quadrant sight graduated to 2000 meters
  • Bluing: Exceeds 97%
  • Bore: Excellent, shiny with strong lands and grooves

NO FFL REQUIRED

License Requirement None
Manufacturer Schmidt Rubin
Mfg. Part Number SR-1889
UPC No
Caliber/Gauge 7.5x53.5
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

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Disappointed
Review by Bill on 3/14/15
Quality
I was almost like a little kid on Christmas morning when my Swiss Schmidt Rubin 1889 arrived. I couldn't wait to tear open the box. The first thing that I noticed was that the bolt handle was sticking through the side of the box. Once the rifle was unboxed, my disappointment began. I opted for the hand select option, and in my opinion it was money wasted. The receiver and bolt both had pitted rust. There was basically no bluing left. The stock was very beat up. After reading other reviews, I am wondering how this could have possibly been a hand select. I have purchased many surplus rifles over the years, with probably near 10 from Classic Firearms. This is the first time that Classic has let me down. Hopefully it is just a fluke. But on a positive note, this rifle had a clean barrel and great bore. It will be a welcomed part to my collection until I can come across one that is in better condition.
I hope I'm in this kind of shape when I'm 123!
Review by John Farson on 3/8/15
Quality
Absolutely gorgeous condition. Bolt knobs intact. The only blemishes on this specimen appear to be only storage marks! Given its age, I don't think you could ask for a rifle in any better condition! The bore looks like glass. I'll work up some handloads and when warmer weather rolls around, I'll take this Swiss Miss out to the range and see if she shoots as good as she looks.
Solid Model 1889
Review by David on 3/6/15
Quality
I was pleased to see that Classic Firearms was able to find some Swiss Model 1889 rifles and did not hesitate to buy one. The rifle arrived wrapped in bubble wrap especially around the bolt, so the gun was protected. However, it was able to flop around in the box which was not ideal. A little bit of extra paper stuffed into the box would have eliminated this condition. None the less, the rifle is in very good condition with all matching numbers and a sling attached. The stock does have some minor old scratches, chips, and dings and a few fresh ones as well but nothing outrageous. The sling however is very brittle which is not uncommon considering the age of this gun. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase and will continue to buy from Classic. I can’t wait to see what they are able to dig up next!
Disappointed with cracked wrist stock
Review by David on 3/6/15
Quality
I received my Swiss Schmidt Rubin 1889 on 03/05/2015 . Shipping box was not damaged and the rifle was carefully packaged. I was sadden that the left wrist stock has a crack extending from the tag to the rear section of the trigger guard.The crack can be felt and was never repaired .I think it is an old crack.The rest of the rifle is fine with a sling but no muzzle cap. I paid for a hand selection.I have purchased numerous firearms from Classic in the past.
I have contacted Classic with pictures of the problem area. We shall see what happens. They are out of stock at this time.
Excellent Condition for Age
Review by Mike on 3/5/15
Quality
First off I had been looking for a swiss 1889 rifle for quite some time, but everyone wanted way too much money for them. When I saw that Classic Firearms had them for an unbeatable price I rushed to buy one before they sold out and I am glad I did. The shipping was fairly quick and the rifle was in awesome shape considering how old it is. All of the serial numbers matched and the bluing and finish on the wood was nice and even through out. The only down side was that the bolt handle was sticking out from the box it was shipped in and it had scraped up against something, but it wasn't too bad. Overall the condition was excellent for the price and I definitley plan on doing more business with Classic Firearms in the future.

Thank You,
Mike
Could not be more pleased!
Review by Jim S. on 3/4/15
Quality
Always wanted a Model 1889, and when they became available again, I wasted no time in placing my order. The rifle arrived today and I could not be happier. It looks like a piece that was issued new 120 years ago, kept safe and secure, and now awakened to be cleaned, oiled and loved. Wood and metal both beautiful. Even came with the original muzzle cover and sling! I cannot overstress how impressed I am with this rifle. Thanks Classic, for a beautiful gun at a price ordinary folks can afford. Looking forward to continuing to do business with you in the future! God Bless.
Disappointed
Review by BackwoodsBill on 3/2/15
Quality
I was very excited today to receive the Schmidt Rubin Model 1889. I was almost excited as a little kid on Christmas morning. When the packing was removed, I was disappointed to see all of the rust on the receiver and bolt of this rifle. I paid the extra $20 for the best of 10 hand select, and believe that it was money wasted. There is basically no bluing on the receiver and it is splattered with pitted rust. I do realize the age of the rifle, but expected something a bit better since the description say that they are in very nice condition...and that hand select was paid for. On the positive side, the barrel is clean and the bore is excellent. Even though I am not pleased with the rust issue, it is still a decent addition to my collection. I have purchased several guns from Classic Firearms and have always been pleased. Hopefully this is just a fluke and my next purchase will be better.
Pretty Nice
Review by Drew Baucom on 2/28/15
Quality
My 1889 Swiss rifle arrived at my house today and I was very excited to open the box when I discovered that the upper bolt knob (which has the serial number on it) was shattered apparently during shipping because the remains were still in the bubble wrap. This left me feeling disappointed even though it doesn't appear to be Classic's fault (so it gets 5 stars). The knob had punched through both layers of bubble wrap as if it had been slammed down at some point during the shipping process. I have already been looking for a replacement knob and it seems to be hard to find.
For the rest of the rifle: the wood stock, bluing and rifling was in remarkably good condition considering it's age. All parts have a matching serial number. I have purchased around 22 rifles from Classic and I will only shop there because they have the best quality for the best price! I am a local in Mint Hill, NC and I continue to get excited about what Classic will have next. Great job Ben and crew!

Thanks
Drew
Excellent!!!
Review by Frank on 8/7/12
Quality
I received my Swiss 1889 rifle 3 days after I ordered it - very fast shipping. I was in shock at the condition of this 130 year old rifle! It exceeded my expectations tremendously. Thank you Classic Firearms!

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  • Description
  • Brutus' Description

    Originally introduced into the Swiss Army in 1890, the Model 1889 with a 12 round, box magazine capacity was eagerly accepted into service by Swiss soldiers. The Model 1889 had twice the range and was far more accurate than the older black powder Vetterli. This rifle is equipped to be fitted with the Model 1889 bayonet.Total Schmidt Rubin Model 1889 rifles produced: approx. 212,00. The overall condition of these rifles is very nice and the bores have been remarkable. It always amazes me to see the workmanship in these early guns and the Swiss have by far the best examples.

    This rifle originally fired a black powder based centerfire cartridge that is slightly shorter than the modern 7.5x55 ammunition. Bolt is not made to withstand the high pressure generated by modern cartridges but many handloaders are still making their own ammunition and claim amazing accuracy with this weapon.

    Notice: Do NOT load 7.5x55/GP11 ammo into this rifle and fire! It is UNSAFE!

    Due to its age this rifle is considered an Antique Firearm and 
    No FFL Is Required for Purchase. 

    SPECIFICATIONS: Overall Length: 51.25"; Barrel: 30.7"; Weight, Unloaded w/out Bayonet: 10.69 lbs; Action: Schmidt Rubin straight pull; Caliber: 7.5 x 53.5 mm Swiss; Sight Type: Quadrant sight graduated to 2000 meters;  Bore: Excellent, shiny with strong lands and grooves. No FFL required for the purchase of antique firearms. The purchase of this item requires the purchaser to be at least 21 years of age or older. 

    Manufacturer's Description

    Swiss Made Schmidt Rubin Model SR 1889 Rifle - 7.5 x 53.5 mm Cal, Due to the early date of manufacture this is considered an Antique Firearm.... 
    As such No FFL Required. We can ship this one directly to your door.  

  • Specifications
  • Additional Information

    Product Specs
    • Overall Length: 51.25"
    • Barrel: 30.7"
    • Weight, Unloaded w/out Bayonet: 10.69 lbs
    • Action: Schmidt Rubin straight pull
    • Caliber: 7.5 x 53.5 mm Swiss
    • Sight Type: Quadrant sight graduated to 2000 meters
    • Bluing: Exceeds 97%
    • Bore: Excellent, shiny with strong lands and grooves

    NO FFL REQUIRED

    License Requirement None
    Manufacturer Schmidt Rubin
    Mfg. Part Number SR-1889
    UPC No
    Caliber/Gauge 7.5x53.5
    Threaded Barrel No
    Free Shipping No
    Flat Rate Shipping No
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  • Customer Reviews

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    Disappointed
    Review by Bill on 3/14/15
    Quality
    I was almost like a little kid on Christmas morning when my Swiss Schmidt Rubin 1889 arrived. I couldn't wait to tear open the box. The first thing that I noticed was that the bolt handle was sticking through the side of the box. Once the rifle was unboxed, my disappointment began. I opted for the hand select option, and in my opinion it was money wasted. The receiver and bolt both had pitted rust. There was basically no bluing left. The stock was very beat up. After reading other reviews, I am wondering how this could have possibly been a hand select. I have purchased many surplus rifles over the years, with probably near 10 from Classic Firearms. This is the first time that Classic has let me down. Hopefully it is just a fluke. But on a positive note, this rifle had a clean barrel and great bore. It will be a welcomed part to my collection until I can come across one that is in better condition.
    I hope I'm in this kind of shape when I'm 123!
    Review by John Farson on 3/8/15
    Quality
    Absolutely gorgeous condition. Bolt knobs intact. The only blemishes on this specimen appear to be only storage marks! Given its age, I don't think you could ask for a rifle in any better condition! The bore looks like glass. I'll work up some handloads and when warmer weather rolls around, I'll take this Swiss Miss out to the range and see if she shoots as good as she looks.
    Solid Model 1889
    Review by David on 3/6/15
    Quality
    I was pleased to see that Classic Firearms was able to find some Swiss Model 1889 rifles and did not hesitate to buy one. The rifle arrived wrapped in bubble wrap especially around the bolt, so the gun was protected. However, it was able to flop around in the box which was not ideal. A little bit of extra paper stuffed into the box would have eliminated this condition. None the less, the rifle is in very good condition with all matching numbers and a sling attached. The stock does have some minor old scratches, chips, and dings and a few fresh ones as well but nothing outrageous. The sling however is very brittle which is not uncommon considering the age of this gun. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase and will continue to buy from Classic. I can’t wait to see what they are able to dig up next!
    Disappointed with cracked wrist stock
    Review by David on 3/6/15
    Quality
    I received my Swiss Schmidt Rubin 1889 on 03/05/2015 . Shipping box was not damaged and the rifle was carefully packaged. I was sadden that the left wrist stock has a crack extending from the tag to the rear section of the trigger guard.The crack can be felt and was never repaired .I think it is an old crack.The rest of the rifle is fine with a sling but no muzzle cap. I paid for a hand selection.I have purchased numerous firearms from Classic in the past.
    I have contacted Classic with pictures of the problem area. We shall see what happens. They are out of stock at this time.
    Excellent Condition for Age
    Review by Mike on 3/5/15
    Quality
    First off I had been looking for a swiss 1889 rifle for quite some time, but everyone wanted way too much money for them. When I saw that Classic Firearms had them for an unbeatable price I rushed to buy one before they sold out and I am glad I did. The shipping was fairly quick and the rifle was in awesome shape considering how old it is. All of the serial numbers matched and the bluing and finish on the wood was nice and even through out. The only down side was that the bolt handle was sticking out from the box it was shipped in and it had scraped up against something, but it wasn't too bad. Overall the condition was excellent for the price and I definitley plan on doing more business with Classic Firearms in the future.

    Thank You,
    Mike
    Could not be more pleased!
    Review by Jim S. on 3/4/15
    Quality
    Always wanted a Model 1889, and when they became available again, I wasted no time in placing my order. The rifle arrived today and I could not be happier. It looks like a piece that was issued new 120 years ago, kept safe and secure, and now awakened to be cleaned, oiled and loved. Wood and metal both beautiful. Even came with the original muzzle cover and sling! I cannot overstress how impressed I am with this rifle. Thanks Classic, for a beautiful gun at a price ordinary folks can afford. Looking forward to continuing to do business with you in the future! God Bless.
    Disappointed
    Review by BackwoodsBill on 3/2/15
    Quality
    I was very excited today to receive the Schmidt Rubin Model 1889. I was almost excited as a little kid on Christmas morning. When the packing was removed, I was disappointed to see all of the rust on the receiver and bolt of this rifle. I paid the extra $20 for the best of 10 hand select, and believe that it was money wasted. There is basically no bluing on the receiver and it is splattered with pitted rust. I do realize the age of the rifle, but expected something a bit better since the description say that they are in very nice condition...and that hand select was paid for. On the positive side, the barrel is clean and the bore is excellent. Even though I am not pleased with the rust issue, it is still a decent addition to my collection. I have purchased several guns from Classic Firearms and have always been pleased. Hopefully this is just a fluke and my next purchase will be better.
    Pretty Nice
    Review by Drew Baucom on 2/28/15
    Quality
    My 1889 Swiss rifle arrived at my house today and I was very excited to open the box when I discovered that the upper bolt knob (which has the serial number on it) was shattered apparently during shipping because the remains were still in the bubble wrap. This left me feeling disappointed even though it doesn't appear to be Classic's fault (so it gets 5 stars). The knob had punched through both layers of bubble wrap as if it had been slammed down at some point during the shipping process. I have already been looking for a replacement knob and it seems to be hard to find.
    For the rest of the rifle: the wood stock, bluing and rifling was in remarkably good condition considering it's age. All parts have a matching serial number. I have purchased around 22 rifles from Classic and I will only shop there because they have the best quality for the best price! I am a local in Mint Hill, NC and I continue to get excited about what Classic will have next. Great job Ben and crew!

    Thanks
    Drew
    Excellent!!!
    Review by Frank on 8/7/12
    Quality
    I received my Swiss 1889 rifle 3 days after I ordered it - very fast shipping. I was in shock at the condition of this 130 year old rifle! It exceeded my expectations tremendously. Thank you Classic Firearms!

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