W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 117xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 85% bluing (refurbished). 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard non-matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Cracked charging handle knob. Furniture has mostly light handling marks seen throughout. Some heavier marks found on the left side of the stock, rear of the left side finger groove, along with some unknown white transfer. Surface pitting on the right side of the magazine body. Patina on safety ring. Receiver is P 31 stamped. Includes muzzle cover. 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.