Running like a Swiss watch: A look at the K11 and Schmidt–Rubin 1889 (VIDEOS)

Eduard Rubin and Rudolph Schmidt were the brains behind an entire series of legendary bolt-action military rifles adopted by the Swiss Army.

The two officers, the first a colonel who designed the forward-thinking 7.5 mm copper-jacketed rounds that fed the gun, the second a colonel who perfected the straight-pull bolt-action rifle complete with a free-floating barrel, had first success with their Model 1889, shown in the above video by the Military Arms Channel.

That revolutionary 19th Century weapon was adopted by the Swiss and improvements to the design over time produced the K11 Carbine on the eve of World War I, which IV8888 has in the below video. As you may have guessed, there is a crossover thing going on here.

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