Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Argentina Rubi Extra Venturini

A rarely seen open bolt semi auto in the USA is the Rubi Extra model 63 and 65 .22 rifles made by Establecimientos Venturini SA in Argentina. The company was apparently operated by a man of Italian ancestry named Guerrino Venturini. They seem to be fairly common in Canada, New Zealand and of course Argentina. They were made with several barrel lengths, and with wood or plastic stocks. The Venturini firm was around in the 1960's and 1970's, but apparently went out of business in the early 1980's. They are described as a copy of the Gevarm rifles, made as a plinker .22 semi-auto, using a detachable magazine.


Here are pictures of a very rusty and abused Venturini rifle.




Here are three pictures of a wooden case supplied with some models of this rifle. The auction apparently included a manual, seen in one picture.


Here is a picture of a plastic stock carbine model, for sale in a Buenos Aires gun shop.
Here is a picture of a collapsing stock carbine model.

Below is a period ad for the Venturini firm's offerings. The open bolt rifle and carbine are the top two guns in the left hand column.
In this ad the open bolt semi-auto .22s are the third and fourth guns on the left hand side. As can be seen they also made air guns, handguns, and shotguns ("Escopeta").


Above is a rough looking long barreled Rubi Extra.

As requested, I deleted the last two photos of another Rubi Extra rifle.

14 comments:

  1. Dear Mr. James: The last picture shown is from my Rubi rifle taken from an argetinian forum. I will apreciate if do this mention on the photo. And of course; you can contact me for further information of this weapon. Thank you.

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  3. vivo en buenos aires argentina, poseo un rifle rubi extra, cañon largo, cuerpo pastico con vivos blancos, modelo año 1965, vendo svcbelgrano@gmail.com

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  4. The closest I've ever been to a hunting accident was with one of these semi-automatics: after firing the first shot the trigger mechanism fell out in my friend's hand and the bolt went fully automatic spraying lead all around the hill where I was standing.

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  5. i am a firearms dealer in ireland. i have just had handed into me a venturini model 65 .22 carbine in very good condition.what sort of value can be put on this gun as i have never seen one before.

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    1. I can't helpyou for giving a value for this venturini model 65. But I just received such a carbine from a friend and the magazine is missing. Do you have it by you or do you know someone who could find it ? I am living in Belgium.

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    2. I just purchased a modelo larga 65 Venturini. I'm looking forward to shooting it and it too is missing a clip. I'm located in Langley BC Canada, please let me know if you have an extra. hirise@telus.net

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    3. I have just received a Modelo Larga 65 Venturini for plinking. It does not have a clip either and wonder if you had any luck finding one. It says online that the Gevram has the same clip.

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  6. Great website on open bolt guns.
    Was thinking about starting collection on open bolt guns.

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  7. necesitaria conseguir la culata y el cargador de un rifle rubi extra 63
    dond lo podria comprar?

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  8. From an ad on a Canadian site.

    [IMG]http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l88/cantom_2006/RubiextraModel65UR48311_zpse7ea81d6.jpg[/IMG]

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  9. hola gente ando en busca de una carabina rubi extra modelo 65 alguien sabe donde comprarla o quien vende una desde ya muchas gracias.

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  10. does anyone know where i would be able to get my hands on a sight and a clip i was given one of these rifles as a gift but its missing some important parts, any help would be greatly appreciated

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  11. I have a Venturini clip, The rear sight and the front sight for sale on E-bay right now enter Ebay item number 281254510111

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