W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 147xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock non-matching serial number. Handguard non-matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knob is cracked. Furniture has various levels of handling marks and dents, consistent with military service and its age; there is a gouge on the stock at the grip on the left side as well as on the right side behind the charging handle knob. Bluing is fairly dark, with some edge wear found on the magazine and some edge wear and spotting on the receiver. Receiver is P.24 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.