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Item #35580

Swiss Model 1897 Schmidt-Rubin Cadet Rifle

  • Maker: Swiss
  • Model: Schmidt Rubin
  • Caliber: 7.5mm

  • Description: Serial #3265, 7.5mm Swiss/7.5mm Cadet, 23” barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This single shot rifle was designed to accept both the standard service round as well as the reduced power cadet round and has two sets of rear sight graduations: full power on the left (max. 1200 meters), cadet round on the right (max. 400 meters). The rifle has all matching numbers and retains 85-90% of the original blue finish with some silvering at the muzzle, as well as along the projecting edges and surfaces. Areas of mild surface freckling are also visible, especially at the muzzle and sides of the receiver. The bolt has a pale, pewter gray patina overall with some mild freckling and the ruddy brown Bakelite bolt handle is intact and in excellent condition. The stock has a still clear Swiss cartouche on the right side of the butt with numerous small handling marks and surface blemishes scattered about an armory re-applied finish. Some light surface chipping is present on the heel of the butt around the buttplate tang. Additionally, there are a series of linear marks running along the comb, and on either side of the wrist. An original brass and steel muzzle cover is included. This is a seldom seen Swiss rifle, and is in very good plus condition overall. FFL or C&R