W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 193xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889, produced in 1895, is in very good condition with 90% bluing (refurbished). 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock matching serial number. Handguard non-matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knob is cracked. Stock features some light tiger striping near the butt. Various small dents and handling marks found throughout furniture. Receiver's refurbished finish is dark with some minor bluing wear at the rear of the receiver. Minor edge wear on the trigger guard. Bluing on the trigger plate is very dark. 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.