W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 22xxx
Very good condition Schmidt-Rubin 1889 with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Bolt matches serial number. Magazine matches serial number. Charging handle knob has been refurbished. Butt plate has been polished. There is a dent near the front of the handguard and gouges in the stock near the finger grooves. There is tiger striping on the butt of the stock. 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.