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 www.swissrifles.com/sr/tallen/. 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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