Make: Schmidt Rubin
Model: 1896/11 or 1911
Serial Number: 302271
Year of Manufacture: 1913-1920’s
Caliber: 7.5x55 Swiss
Action Type: Straight Pull Bolt Action, Removable Magazine
Markings: The barrel, receiver and bolt are marked “302271”. The top of the barrel ahead of the receiver is marked “B”, backwards “BP”, and a “ + M” proofmark. The receiver ring has the same backwards “BP”, and a “ + “ mark. The floorplate of the magazine is marked “469110”. The top of the buttplate is marked “ + 271”. The rear sight is marked “462” on both pieces.
Barrel Length: 30 ½”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a front blade in a dovetail slot, and a slide adjustable rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are military smooth wood. There are a few minor scratches on the forend and a few small gouges and dings on the buttstock. There are no cracks or losses. The LOP measures approx. 13”. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 60% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows age wear and thinning of the receiver and the barrel. There is blue on the trigger guard, the rear portion of the receiver and on both sides of the rear sight . The magazine shows wear and no finish on its floorplate. . The Screw heads are mostly sharp showing minor disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. The magazine is very difficult to remove, it is a tight fit. It is meant to be loaded via stripper clip from the top but can be removed as well.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This rifle is some flavor of the Model 1911. Our research shows that the 1889/11, 1896/11 and 1911 had some of the features found on this rifle. The 1896/11 had an inlet pistol grip which this one does, the 1889/11 and Model 1911 have an 8” overall bolt length with 4 ½” from the back of the locking lug to the bolt face, which this one does, the 1911 had a pistol grip and flat buttplate, this one does not have a flat buttplate. So we think it is an 1896/11.Please see pages 274 and 275 of “The Standard Catalog of Military Firearms”, by Ned Schwing for more details. This rifle and its variants were used in both world wars and was produced through the 1930’s. This rifle has a achieved a reputation for exceptional accuracy and fine quality construction. This particular rifle is in good shootable condition and would enhance any collection.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.
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