SWISS SCHMIDT RUBIN 1911 LONG RIFLE, 7.5×55
The Schmidt Rubin Model 1911 was the next evolution in Swiss military small arms developments. The rifle is seen as an improvement over the previous Model 1889 service rifle. Waffenfabrik changed the location of the locking lugs. They moved them into the middle of the bolt rather than at the rear; which strengthened the action of the rifle allocating for more powerful and modernized cartridges to fit the needs of the Swiss military. This rifle uses the Gewehrpatrone 11 commonly known as the GP11 round. This round was updated to be completely non-corrosive and increase accuracy at longer distances. The round was kept in service until the 1990’s deeming the Schmidt-Rubin Model 1911 to be a revolutionary advancement for the Swiss. The Model 1911 features a 30.7” barrel with a 1 in 9 twist rate. The rifle utilizes a 6 round detachable magazine that utilizes the 7.5×55 Swiss cartridge. This rifle is a symbol of the Swiss neutrality throughout the First World War, and because the Swiss remained neutral throughout the war this also means these rifles are in much better condition than other European WWI service rifles, making it a very prestigious piece of small arms history that can be passed on and appreciated for generations.
Barrel Length – 30.7 inches: 4-groove, RH, concentric rifling, 1 in 10.63″
(S/Ns 350001 to 365000 had a twist rate of 1 in 9″)
Overall Length – 51.5 inches
Weight – 10.03lbs empty
Action – Schmidt-Rubin Straight Pull
Caliber – 7.5×55 Swiss (GP11)
Capacity – 6 round detachable box magazine
Sights – Tangent-leaf sight graduated to 2000m
Total Production : 127,000
Bayonet: Model 1899
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