W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 209xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889, produced in 1897 (final year of production), is in very good condition with 90% finish. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock matching serial number. Handguard non-matching serial number. Charging handle knob is cracked. Furniture has light handling wear, with light dents scattered throughout. Bluing on the receiver and both barrel bands is very dark. Magazine bluing is lighter than the receiver with some edge wear. Light surface frost on receiver. trigger guard, and magazine. Patina on bolt, charging handle, and magazine cut-off lever. No P stamp on receiver. 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.