Thread: 1889 Swiss
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Old April 1, 2012, 02:40 PM   #13
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Would the rifle be safe to fire if it was loaded with light reloads?
I, personally, would only consider firing such a rifle if the reloads contained black powder or a black powder substitute as the 1889 Schmidt-Rubin is considered, at best, marginal for the primative smokeless powders of the time in the original chambering. Even still, I wouldn't fire the gun with anything at all until I had the OK to do so from a competent gunsmith familiar with this particular model.
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