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    '89 Schmidt rubin

    I picked up this 1889 from a local hardware back in the early 90's, they told me it was swedish. i paid $125.00 and went home and researched to find out what i have. thought it was a wall hanger cause i couldn't get ammo, and now i see gp90 ammo can be bought custom reloaded stuff from American Custom Ammo. it's like $250.00 a 100 with minimum 100 pc order. it's SN 106692 built 1892 all complete and matching NO's. just wanted to share, any input is welcome. i saw a first year production sell on GB a week ago for like $545 or something...makes a guy think.
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    I personally make my own GP-90 pressure cartridge. Those rifles are tons of fun, with the 12rd magazine it feels like your shooting forever before you reload. I can see why the Swissicon went to a 6rd magazine, the 12 was just not necessary.

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    Question: Do you know how many people have said my rifle has too many bullets in it, when they are getting shot at?
    Answer: None.

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    GP 90/03 and GP 90/23 cartridges

    Here are two Swissicon 7,5mm cartridges

    left is GP 90/23 loaded with FMJ round nose bullet 211 grs

    right is GP 90/03 loaded with paper patch lead hollow based heeled steel capped round nose bullet at 211 grs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2336 View Post
    Question: Do you know how many people have said my rifle has too many bullets in it, when they are getting shot at?
    Answer: None.
    Actually many people have, there is a reason why trench mags for Mausers and Lee Enfield didn't go particularly far.

    Our obsession with magazine capacity is a semi-auto and automatic thing. Larger magazine capacities in manual action rifles with quick loading systems doesn't add up to any more firepower, just makes the gun heavier and often exposes the magazine to more potential damage. For example the Swissicon 1889 rifle has a 12rd capacity which was loaded with 2x 6rd chargers. A Swiss 1911 has a 6rd capacity loaded with 1x 6rd charger. To fire 12rds you still have to work the bolt 12 times and load two chargers in the gun. Same overall speed but now your rifle is better balanced and the magazine isn't as exposed.


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