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Old 01-07-2005, 01:01 PM
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I have a rifle my father said came from Switzerland. I do not know anything about it. It has a symbol stamped on the stock. It also has the number 21175 stamped on the barrel, clip, and bolt.
I tried to load pictures, but I think my picture files are too big. Can I fix this?
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Old 01-07-2005, 01:17 PM
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If you have a piece of software that you saved the pictures with in the first place, see if there's any place to:

1) decrease the 'pixel dimensions' of the picture,
2) 'decrease the quality', or
3) 'increase the compression.'

...or you could email it to me and I'll do it in 30 seconds.

neil_malek (at) yahoo (dot) com
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:15 PM
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does it look something like this?



Model 1899 Schmit-Rubin

If not its probably been converted to a 1911 carbine like this:

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If its one of the rifles I listed above it will be in 7.5x55 swiss caliber and will likely be amazingly accurate.
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:39 PM
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Muley's whole rifle....

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...close-up side view...

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...and close-up top view...

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Old 01-07-2005, 05:41 PM
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Looks like the Schmit-Rubin to me!
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Old 01-07-2005, 06:06 PM
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What years were the Model 1899 Schmit-Rubin made?
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Yours was made in 1891, the first year of production, they were made through 1897.

Do not fire surplus gewehrpatrone-11 (GP-11) ammo through it. This particular madel that you have has a fairly weak design and I would only shoot mild handloads through it.
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