W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 124xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Manufactured in 1893. Light pitting seen throughout the bore. Stock has storage marks found on the left side below the receiver. Round dent found on the left side of the grip. Small scratch on the right side of the stock near the toe. Furniture overall has various light handling marks, consistent with military service and age. Charging handle knob is cracked. Receiver finish has some wear toward the front of the receiver and on the right side near the charging handle. Top of the rear barrel band is almost in the white. Finish on the bottom magazine is worn. Receiver is P21 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.