W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 127xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard non-matching serial number. Bolt serial number non-matching. Magazine matching serial number. Receiver finish is mostly dark, but does have some wear toward the front of the receiver and also has some very light surface pitting. Finish is light on the trigger plate and trigger guard. Dark finish on both barrel bands. Furniture overall has light handling marks, but there are a couple areas of note: there is a line of gouging on the left side of the stock near the butt, a small gouge on the toe of the stock, forward of the rear sling mount, and a small gouge on the left edge of the handguard, in between the rear barrel band and the end of the handguard. Comb of stock is stamped with a circled "1". Underside of stock near the front barrel band is monogrammed with "E.W.". Receiver is P/08 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.