Very Scarce Pre-1899 Schmidt-Rubin M1896/11 Rifle, in .22 Long Rifle!

A scarce Pre-1899 Swiss M1896/11 rifle. This .22 Long Rifle conversion Schmidt-Rubin straight pull long rifle is in nice condition. 30.7” barrel, blued finish, hardwood stock, blade front sight and adjustable tangent rear sight. Marked on receiver, barrel, and small parts with Swiss cross. Condition overall is very good+, with less than 90% of the bluing remaining on the metal. The wood is good, with typical old dents and handling marks. It is stamped “P/25”, indicating that it was Privatized in 1925.   The barrel is stamped Werner Wisher, the company that apparently did the .22 conversion.  The magazine is equipped with a special  .22 Long Rifle single-shot ramp. The beer keg charging handle knobs are an unusual gray color. Action is smooth and the bore is excellent. No visible import marks. This rifle’s serial number (9827X) places its date of manufacture circa 1896. (They must have a serial # under 236,500 to be legally antique.) Of all of the various Schmidt-Rubin straight-pull rifle variants, .22 LR conversions are among the most scarce. Includes an original Swiss brass muzzle cap and brown leather service rifle sling — both used.\. I’ll leave the treasure hunt for a possible soldier’s name tag under the buttplate up to you. (ILSG-018)





Production Date

ca. 1896


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