W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 97xxx
Swiss Schmidt-Rubin 1889 Rifle in excellent condition with 95% bluing. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Long wood grain pattern seen in stock. Armory refurbished in January 1978. Receiver is P stamped. 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.