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  • Forsaken352

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    July 12, 2021 at 2:26 am

    As promised, here are some pictures showing the magazine cutoff, as well as the tab to restrict the magazine cutoff, added at a later time, and a few other things. Please excuse the poor lighting/backdrop, as it is raining outside:

    The tab in my finger is the sheet metal tab which prevents the magazine cutoff from being used:

    [https://i.imgur.com/9YbDMSW.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/9YbDMSW.jpg)

    This is how it looks installed, without magazine installed in rifle:

    [https://i.imgur.com/vt18q9k.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/vt18q9k.jpg)

    This is how it looks, magazine installed (note that it prevents upward travel of the lever):

    [https://i.imgur.com/WfzSqb7.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/WfzSqb7.jpg)

    This is without the sheet metal tab (notice the position of the lever being further up. This pushes the magazine down and out of the field of travel for the bolt, therefore disconnecting the magazine):

    [https://i.imgur.com/32EobDJ.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/32EobDJ.jpg)

    This is an overall view of the 1889 Schmidt-Rubin:

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    And lastly, here are a few a few somewhat sequential models as they would have been issued (I’m missing a few rifles for it to truly be sequential). From the bottom to the top, you have a Swiss Vetterli, chambered for .41RF, and a magazine/lifter system which borrows heavily from Winchester lever-actions, followed by the 1889 Schmidt-Rubin, chambered for 7.5×53.5 GP-90 (this might actually be Switzerland’s first smokeless powder rifle, come to think of it), and a Gewehr 1911 at top, chambered for 7.5×55 GP-11:

    [https://i.imgur.com/HM27J0G.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/HM27J0G.jpg)

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