W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 15xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine non-matching serial number. Bore had mild to light pitting found around the outside and inside the muzzle. Cracked charging handle knob. Magazine fitment is very tight. Furniture is dark with tiger striping in the stock. Stock has some handling marks, including a line of dents/storage marks on the left side of the stock in between the magazine and trigger, and some gouges on the right side above the trigger. Handguard has a long running crack at the top and has been repaired by the previous owner with glue. Stock has an unrepaired crack on the left side, above thr trigger, where the receiver meets the stock. Receiver is P 21 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.