W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 14xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knob is cracked. Light handling wear on stock, with some scattered marks found throughout the stock, consistent with military service. Right side of stock around the finger groove has a few darker handling marks. Receiver has some worn bluing at the front of the receiver. Finish is also worn on the barrel bands and the magazine. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Receiver is P 32 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.