W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 152xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Light pitting on receiver. Stock has some rough handling marks seen on the left side above the magazine as well as a rough mark and a heavy gouge in the right side of the stock at the finger groove. Receiver is P 34 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.