+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Snap Caps for Schmidt-Rubin 1889

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Member JustSomeQuestions's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2021
    Last On
    07-26-2021 @ 11:09 PM
    Local Date
    Local Time
    12:08 AM

    Question Snap Caps for Schmidt-Rubin 1889

    I was looking into buying some snap caps for a Schmidt-Rubin 1889 I have for display and demonstration purposes. The original 7.5x53.5 ammo hasn't been in production for a century, so there are no snap caps of that caliber. However, there are some in the similar 7.5x55 used by later Swissicon rifles. Would these be similar enough to work as intended since they don't actually need to be fired?

    Thanks for the help.

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    All Threads
    Banner AD Space Available - Click HERE to Inquire LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.

  3. #2
    Contributing Member usabaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Last On
    09-24-2021 @ 07:21 PM
    San Deigo, CA
    Local Date
    Local Time
    10:08 PM
    Follow usabaker On Twitter Visit usabaker's Youtube Channel
    Real Name
    Bill Baker
    I have a guy make the custom "snapcaps" I need. He does a great job, they are inexpensive, and delivery is fast/

    Veteran owned and operated 3D Printing services. by Ison3Dprints

    Here are some pictures, my collection has grown since it took these.

    Hope this helps.

    Veteran US Navy Seabees - US Army Corps of Engineers - American Legion Post 0867
    " Only two defining forces have offered to die for me. 1.) Jesus Christ 2.) The American G.I. "One died for your soul, the other for your freedom! "

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Really Senior Member Eaglelord17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last On
    Today @ 12:10 AM
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Local Date
    Local Time
    01:08 AM
    Generally speaking 7.5x55 Swissicon will fit in a 1889 rifle. Not to be fired in those rifles, but should chamber. Many of the other early Swiss rifles (KG 1897, K1893, etc.) I found have tighter chambers than the 1889 and won't chamber those rounds. I would buy a 7.5x55 snap cap and I figure it would work, but I won't guarantee it.

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. 1889 Schmidt Rubin
    By drs1956 in forum Swiss Rifles
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-28-2019, 11:31 PM
  2. Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889
    By ACP94 in forum Appraisals, Fakery, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-31-2016, 07:04 PM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-04-2015, 06:07 PM
  4. Schmidt Rubin 1889 reloading
    By SVT-40 in forum Swiss Rifles
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-09-2014, 08:58 PM
  5. FS/T 1889 Schmidt Rubin (CGN Private Ad)
    By Badger in forum Appraisals, Fakery, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-16-2007, 08:17 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts