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Schmidt-Rubin M1911 7.5x55mm Swiss, $350

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Though a mighty long rifle, the Schmidt-Rubin was not the least bit clumsy. The extra length gave it good weight, and that meant little recoil. These have been around a long time. They’re good rifles, and good prices make them bargains.

Schmidt-Rubin M1911 7.5x55mm Swiss, $350

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The big spring-loaded lever below the right side of the action acts as a spring guide to keep the bolt open and closed to a large extent, though it’s not the locking lug.
The bolt is complex and long. The five-round magazine loaded easily. It was well made, worked perfectly, and went into and came out of the rifle about like the movement of a Swiss watch.
Superlative inletting was everywhere on the Swiss rifle.
The pistol grip is an insert, well done like the rest of the rifle.
The edges of the ejection port were all rounded. No cut fingers here. Inside this nicely machined action, spiral grooves milled into the rather large outer surface of the bolt create rotary motion as the bolt is slammed back and forth by the operator.

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