W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 42xxx
Good condition with 70% Original finish. All S/N numbers matching. 4/5 Bore. Tiger striped forearm area. Shows surface wear of blueing and cracked Charging knob. Sling has a tear at the rear buckle area. Antique.
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.