Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

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Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:49 pm

So, is this Schmidt Rubin, Model G11, Calibre 7.5x55 Swiss actually the Infantry Model 1911?
This is the one I am currently bidding for................. :SWI:
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Re: Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby joseyclosey » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:52 pm

It is, looks canny Duncan.
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Re: Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:41 pm

Thank's Joe. Still 3 days to go on the auction :(
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Re: Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby Niner » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:22 pm

Think what you may have is a Kurzgerwehr M1900 that was converted to the 1911 configuration. Done by Eidgenössische Waffenfabrik in 1913-20. "Accepting 7.5mm Ordonnanz 11 cartridges, they had four-groove rifling". The reason I think this is because the front sight sits further back from the muzzle and doesn't have the big sight ears. Got this notion out of Rifles of the World by John Walter

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Re: Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby ArchFluffy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:51 pm

Hi hi!

You are bidding on an 1896/11.

The Swiss upgraded their ammo from GP90 to GP11 (7.5X55mm). They were able convert the older 1896 rifle to the new round by replacing the barrel, sights, magazine and some other things. At this time they also grafted a pistol-grip onto the stock. If you look close you can see the grain change at the grip.

I also have a 96/11 and it is lots of fun. The bolt is old world engineering and sounds wonderful.

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Re: Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby Niner » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:55 pm

I knew we made Arch a moderator for a good reason. :bigsmile:
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Re: Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:50 am

Thank's Arch, I feel more positive about it than ever :razz:
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Re: Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby ArchFluffy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:14 pm

Ha ha. Helping helps.

Here are some helpful pics of Renata, my 96/11.

The rifle sight is set up with 300M as the lowest setting. So you'll find that it probably will be hitting high at 100 if your loading replicates the military load.



The butt plate is strange and convex at the the bottom. Sir Mix-a-Lot would like this rifle.



If somebody asks you if the barrel is free-floating you'll be able to say it's sleeved.



Somewhere in its life the rifle in the auction had its bolt grips replaced. These were made of bakelite. They could turn brittle and so a replacement is not something to worry about. You can just see that the ones in the auction are (at least the top one but I bet they were just switched out together) two piece. See the little line around the top of the cylinder shape. Here is a pic if Renata's original ones.



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Re: Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:25 pm

You'r working overtime Arch :lol: :lol:
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Re: Schmidt Rubin, Model G11

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:10 pm

Some froggy bastard out bid me :cry:
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