We love a good mystery! This is a Schmidt Rubin Model 1889 Sporter Carbine is one of many rifles that have been identified as nearly identically and meticulously sporterized into a Carbine. We measured this one through the bore to exactly 22” in length with a Swiss front sight and a carefully modified the rear sight that is marked 300 on the left side, then numbers 4 and 5 on the edge next to the elevation piece. The sights have the Swiss military markings. The Carbine is all matching numbers and is in very nice overall condition with various handling marks on the stock. The bluing is also in very good condition. Below is the link below to Tom Allen’s Schmidt
Rubin Site that talks about this mystery Carbine.
Maybe one day there will be even more information, but it appears that it was modified in Switzerland and then sold commercially, although we cannot confirm it. Buy now with confidence! We are a licensed FFL dealer of fine antique, vintage, and new guns, guitars, and much more, located in the heart of downtown historic Lindale, Texas, just a few miles north of Tyler, Texas!
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