W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 559xx
Good condition Schmidt-Rubin 1889 with 80% Original Finish. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Non-matching stock and handguard serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. There is a dent on the stock near the front barrel band. There is a linear scratch across the stock and handguard, rear of the rear barrel band, as well as a light gouge near the butt of the stock. Bolt surface is in good condition. Receiver is P.13 stamped. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. Antique; no import engraving.
The Model 1889 rifle is the first in a series of Schmidt-Rubin rifles put into service by the Swiss Military from the 1890s through the 1950s. The revolutionary straight pull bolt design allowed the user to unlock the action and eject a spent cartridge in one motion, then push forward to load the next round, arm the striker, and lock the action, saving time between shots. The 1889 rifle is chambered in 7.5x53.5mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1890 (GP90) and is fed with a 12 round detachable box magazine.