W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 138xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889, produced in 1893, in very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knobs are cracked. Tiger stripe pattern seen in stock. Stock has light handling marks, including some light dents found around the comb. Receiver finish is dark with some light mottling, along with light edge wear around the loading slot. Magazine has edge wear, as well as some bluing wear and surface frost on the right side. Light patina on both barrel bands. Receiver is P/22 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.