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Up for sale is a very interesting, if not a mysterious Schmidt Rubin 1889 Swiss Sporter Carbine in 75.x53.5 caliber (not 7.5x55) aka GP1890. This carbine started out it's life as a military rifle, however it has carefully been modified into a carbine with finger grooved stock. According to some information on the internet, the barrels were shortened and the rear sight was re-shaped and marked at 300 meters with a second line above it that is unmarked, but we suspect is 500 meters. The barrel measures approximately 22". The most information we have found is located on the website On the site, Phil Krause and others explain that these were probably sporterized in Switzerland and imported in the 1950s by Golden State (or Golden Globe, but I do not know of that importer.)  This is a beautiful sporter! Get this while you can.


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Mystery Schmidt Rubin 1889 Swiss Sporter Carbine 7.5x53.5