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mavrik9
01-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Picked up a Schmidt Rubin today, and was told its 7.5mm. Im ok with that but if 7.5x55 wont fit I will need to start reloading sooner.
Just wondering what the difference is between 7.5 and 7.5x55?

Im new to military arms and cartridges.

Rory McCanuck
01-11-2014, 10:07 PM
7.5x55mm Schmidt Rubin - 7.5mm Swiss - same same.
I think there were 4 models, and the first shouldn't have full snort modern loads put through them, but all the ones made in the 20th century are good to go, though, and the 7.5mm is pretty much the equal of the .308.

All original or sportered?

It's been half an hour, where's the pics??? ;D

mavrik9
01-11-2014, 10:20 PM
Its been sportered, :frown1: But by the looks of it, it was done a long time ago after the front broke off and the broken pices were trimmed. So I may have to finish "sporting" it. And I cant figure out how to post pictures to save my life.

Rory McCanuck
01-12-2014, 12:40 AM
You need to get the pictures online, by posting them on a host site like photobucket.
Then just link to them.
Here's a tutorial. http://gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?53-Tutorial-How-to-Post-Pictures

Even sportered, it's better that it is now in loving hands and likely to be used, rather than moulding away, forgotten in some dark corner :)

Ballsofice
01-12-2014, 04:40 PM
if its the earlier 1889 it'll be in 7.5x53, or could be rechambered as there are conversions around in .308 and .30-30

http://www.swissrifles.com/sr/index.html

^ the link should help you figure out which one it is maybe

mavrik9
01-12-2014, 07:29 PM
<iframe class="imgur-album" width="100%" height="550" frameborder="0" src="http://imgur.com/a/1OzZ4/embed"></iframe>

Here it is (maybe)

mavrik9
01-12-2014, 07:36 PM
http://i.imgur.com/vnaCbpss.jpg

mavrik9
01-12-2014, 07:37 PM
http://i.imgur.com/vnaCbps.jpg

And third times a charm...

Ballsofice
01-12-2014, 08:00 PM
from the long box magazine and the rear sight it is a 1889 so do not be shooting 7.5x55 in this one as it is probably chambered in 7.5x53 unless somebody has rechambered it to another caliber

mavrik9
01-12-2014, 08:13 PM
Ya that site was really helpful, now I need to find more ammo for it. (only have 30 rounds). Or the more likely route, have it re-chambered when I finish sporting it.

chubbs111
08-23-2014, 09:47 PM
I know this is a late post, but do not fire ANY modern ammo through it. Period.
The only way to shoot it is to reload your own ammo

mrniceguy
09-03-2014, 06:50 PM
A lot of these rifle were sporterized and re chambered to 30-30 caliber.
I see them all the times at gun shows.
The best would be to have it checked by a competent gunsmith.

mavrik9
09-04-2014, 03:47 PM
I forgot about this post, I have acquired an original stripper clip for it and a few rounds of 7.5x53.5 (old stuff), I have also put two rounds down range with it to check functionality, and found someone in Saskatchewan that already has the custom dies to reload for it.

JHalsall
02-08-2016, 09:04 PM
I forgot about this post, I have acquired an original stripper clip for it and a few rounds of 7.5x53.5 (old stuff), I have also put two rounds down range with it to check functionality, and found someone in Saskatchewan that already has the custom dies to reload for it.

I just picked up a sporterized 1889 and am on the look for the proper ammo. Can you steer me in the right direction? Thanks!

mavrik9
02-09-2016, 09:58 AM
I don't remember his name, your best bet would be to call around to guys who do custom loading. I would also suggest having a gunmith look over it, it could have been converted to 30-30 at some point. Alot of them were. Other than that, original factory ammo is really hard to come by and anywhere between $5-$20 a round if you can find it.

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Justice
02-09-2016, 12:28 PM
Two year old post, but 1889's came in 7.5 x 53(GP90) and 7.5 x 55(Both being daft things that use regular .308" bullets.). You need to know which one you have.
The 7.5 x 55(GP11) is loaded by Prvi and Norma makes brass(probably still sells loaded ammo too.). Epp's, et al, carry ammo and brass. None of the GP11 stuff is good for your rifle though. You're only option is to reload. Good news is that you can just trim 7.5 x 55 to 53 and use the same dies. Issue is there doesn't seem to be any proper load data anywhere.
Might be an idea to join this forum. http://theswissriflesdotcommessageboard.yuku.com/directory#.Vrovkf8o61s

VooDoo
02-09-2016, 03:51 PM
Check these guys out. They have 7.5 x 53

http://www.thingsmilitary.com/ammunition/

These guys have all the hard to find calibers.

mavrik9
02-09-2016, 04:33 PM
Best I could find on load info for my old Ruben, was a mix between modern smokeless and black powder

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KTfeich
02-10-2016, 11:50 AM
Best I could find on load info for my old Ruben, was a mix between modern smokeless and black powder

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When you say mix, I hope you don't mean mix two different powders in the same case. That's a recipe for inconsistency at best and disaster at worst.

mavrik9
02-10-2016, 12:33 PM
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mavrik9
02-10-2016, 12:36 PM
When you say mix, I hope you don't mean mix two different powders in the same case. That's a recipe for inconsistency at best and disaster at worst.
I mean exactly what I said. That was all the info I could find. I never said it was a good idea or that I loaded like that. I never did any loading for that round.

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Sunshine
02-10-2016, 11:58 PM
I mean exactly what I said. That was all the info I could find. I never said it was a good idea or that I loaded like that. I never did any loading for that round.

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Use 30-30 load data.

Irving
02-19-2016, 07:47 PM
I could be wrong but doesn't this take the G11 ball ammo ?

kennymo
02-19-2016, 07:59 PM
I could be wrong but doesn't this take the G11 ball ammo ?

The original rifles are chambered in 7.5x53. GP11 is 7.5x55, and is unsafe if you can get it to chamber in the early models.

mavrik9
02-19-2016, 08:44 PM
The original rifles are chambered in 7.5x53. GP11 is 7.5x55, and is unsafe if you can get it to chamber in the early models.
I had to check when I had mine. They fit no problem in the old models

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